Cyber experts say calling out China may be working
SINGAPORE - The Associated Press
In this May 31, 2013 photo, the building housing ?Unit 61398? of the People?s Liberation Army, center top, is seen in the outskirts of Shanghai, China. The U.S. government has stepped up efforts to thwart cyber-attacks, but those efforts are mainly focused at protecting its own secrets, especially regarding military operations and technologies. AP photoAfter years of quiet and largely unsuccessful diplomacy, the U.S. has brought its persistent computer-hacking problems with China into the open, delivering a steady drumbeat of reports accusing Beijing's government and military of computer-based attacks against America.
Officials say the new strategy may be having some impact.
In recent private meetings with U.S. officials, Chinese leaders have moved past their once-intractable denials of cyber espionage and are acknowledging there is a problem. And while there have been no actual admissions of guilt, officials say the Chinese seem more open to trying to work with the U.S. to address the problems.
President Barack Obama is expected to bring up the issue when he meets with China's new president, Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng), in Southern California next week.