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Another nation claims that it has been attacked by China's growing internet army

India is the world's second most populous nation and one of the most tech-savvy developing nations.  Many companies are relocating their data centers, research centers, and information technology business to the nation, hoping to take advantage of this expertise and the low costs of land and labor.  However, Indian officials report that all is not well in the Indian tech community, as they state that their nation has been under constant attack for the last year and a half by the world's most populous nation, China.

According to Indian officials, China's army launched almost daily strikes and intrusions into government and private networks in India.  These new accusations mark a new high-tech chapter in the uneasy relations between the two countries.  The countries have economically duked it out over the last couple decades to win foreign business.  Also they have clashed over social issues, such as the freedom of Tibet, which India supports, but China ardently opposes.

Indian officials describe the attacks to be sophisticated and complete -- far from an amateurish independent effort.  They say the online assaults are not merely "hacking", but are clear attacks by a digital superpower.  While publicly these officials say that the country is in danger from hackers from many different regions, private conversations have recently emerged indicating that Indian officials are grappling with a clear and ongoing threat from its neighbor.

The main focus of the Chinese efforts is to scan and map India's digital networks, public and private.  The government of India fears this knowledge could be used to cripple or damage India's electronic base in the case of a conflict.  They accuse China of trying to gain "an asymmetrical advantage" over its possible adversary.

Among the biggest attacks sourced to China of late include an attack on the NIC (National Infomatics Centre), which was aimed at the National Security Council, and on the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA).  Both of these targets were important Indian government functions, which dealt with national security.  Numerous other networks were targeted and probed, but weren't disabled, according to officials.

Among the tools China has used to attack India, allegedly are BOTS, key loggers and mapping of networks.  According to officials, China's forces are particularly fond of BOT attacks, which allow them to take over and command the infiltrated networks.  Indian security officials say that there are as many as 50,000 active BOT controlled computers, mostly from Chinese attacks.  Some of these BOT computers controlled, allegedly by another online adversary, Russian cyber terrorists, were used to help cripple Estonia's government computers in a major attack last year.

While India has begun to try to set up cyber defenses, it has yet to focus greatly on cyber warfare as part of its state security doctrine.  India has to rely on small teams of underpaid government officials to try to block attackers and otherwise deflect the attacks.  Some believe that India's real need is to develop a retaliatory online force.  National security adviser M K Narayanan has launched the National Technology Research Organization to investigate such policies, but has been limited by indecision in the government.  The Indian press has characterized China's defenses as "porous" and an easy target for counter attacks.

As a growing superpower and soon to be the world's largest economy, China is eager to flex its military and technological muscle in a variety of ways.  From using its anti-aircraft guns and rocket launchers to try to control weather at the Olympics to online assaults, China has been showcasing its military presence before the world.  Both British and U.S. officials claimed that last year that their government networks, including military/security networks, had been infiltrated and attacked by China's People's Liberation Army (PLA).  Private entities inside the U.S. such as CNN.com also found themselves under attack after voicing pro-Tibetan opinions.

The challenge of dealing with China's alleged online aggression remains a hot topic the top security minds in the U.S.  With more online users than any other nation, and with that number only growing, China has become a digital juggernaut.  Now India is struggling with the challenge of defending itself in the digital world against its powerful neighbor.



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Future Jobs...
By UppityMatt on 5/5/2008 3:08:27 PM , Rating: 5
If your just starting your Tech degree or looking at making yourself marketable, it might be a smart move to focus on the Cyber Security based areas. It seems like China is going to make one hell of a market for it.




RE: Future Jobs...
By nvalhalla on 5/5/2008 3:28:31 PM , Rating: 2
:) Network Security is my major!


RE: Future Jobs...
By Runiteshark on 5/5/2008 3:33:17 PM , Rating: 3
Same here, already in the business :)

... At work posting on DT...


RE: Future Jobs...
By StormEffect on 5/5/2008 8:20:33 PM , Rating: 2
Good man! Doing your research.


RE: Future Jobs...
By DigitalFreak on 5/5/2008 8:21:55 PM , Rating: 2
LOL I'd hardly call reading DT research for network security.


RE: Future Jobs...
By tuteja1986 on 5/5/2008 10:04:50 PM , Rating: 2
Well big corporation couldn't give a crap about if you had a major network security. But if you had CCIE/CCDE then you a wanted security junior expert.


RE: Future Jobs...
By Runiteshark on 5/6/2008 10:31:25 AM , Rating: 2
Businesses are looking for people of all experience levels, from absolute top tier guys with CCIes in Sec, to entry level guys.

Its like that in all industries. To think that somehow IT Sec is any different is naive.


RE: Future Jobs...
By StormEffect on 5/5/2008 8:21:27 PM , Rating: 2
Good man! Doing your research.

Woo, I'm a CS major as of right now. Looks like I'm moving down the right tubes.


RE: Future Jobs...
By pxavierperez on 5/5/2008 3:34:55 PM , Rating: 4
quote:
Russian cyber terrorists were used to help cripple Estonia's government computers


Do you have a link to this? Looks like an interesting read.


RE: Future Jobs...
By BladeVenom on 5/5/2008 3:46:23 PM , Rating: 2
Use Google. It was a widely publicized story.


RE: Future Jobs...
By ttowntom on 5/5/2008 3:49:16 PM , Rating: 2
Estonia even called for NATO to retaliate against Russia as a result.


RE: Future Jobs...
By fri2219 on 5/5/2008 5:07:46 PM , Rating: 4
The Estonia example is unfortunate, since it turned out to be a local student, who pled guilty and was sentenced in January. While he was an ethnic Russian, the attack was not directed by the government of Russia.

Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7208511.stm


RE: Future Jobs...
By Alexvrb on 5/7/2008 12:56:13 AM , Rating: 1
Even that BBC story (which doesn't really have much information) doesn't say that he was solely responsible. In fact, it implies there are multiple attacks which involve other hackers. The only thing it really says about him is that he is the first individual to be fined in connection with the attacks. If russian hackers were involved (independent of the russian government or otherwise), its going to be somewhat hard for Estonia to catch and fine them.


China's To Do List:
By i3arracuda on 5/5/2008 3:47:42 PM , Rating: 4
(In no particular order)

Hack India
Lag Ironforge
Bomb Tibet
Repress Citizens
Host Olympics
Invade France (time permitting)




RE: China's To Do List:
By masher2 (blog) on 5/5/2008 3:57:13 PM , Rating: 2
You forgot invading Taiwan...that's surely at the top of the list.


RE: China's To Do List:
By karielash on 5/5/2008 3:58:59 PM , Rating: 4

And the annexation of Nagrand, already has a large majority Chinese population.


RE: China's To Do List:
By i3arracuda on 5/5/2008 4:00:52 PM , Rating: 2
Every mote for himself!


RE: China's To Do List:
By aharris on 5/5/2008 4:48:42 PM , Rating: 2
lawl


RE: China's To Do List:
By ocyl on 5/5/2008 10:11:38 PM , Rating: 2
Thanks go to masher2 for pointing out this very important matter. China now has over 1000 missiles pointed at Taiwan 24/7.


RE: China's To Do List:
By masher2 (blog) on 5/5/2008 11:10:52 PM , Rating: 2
I did a story on the Taiwan missile issue last year:

http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=7012


RE: China's To Do List:
By lompocus on 5/6/2008 6:56:33 PM , Rating: 2
And yet they do not fight taiwan.

You know why? Taiwan has state-of-the-art american training and equipment and the WILL to remain independent! Screw china, china would lose against taiwan!


RE: China's To Do List:
By Alexvrb on 5/7/2008 1:03:56 AM , Rating: 1
That's not why they don't fight Taiwan. They probably feel they don't need to take Taiwan by force, at least not for the moment. Many within Taiwan no longer have the "will to remain independent". Look at the recent elections. This may be a good thing in a way, however. You see, barring international intervention, China would crush Taiwan horribly. Do I like it? No. But there you have it.


RE: China's To Do List:
By Baked on 5/5/2008 6:02:31 PM , Rating: 2
You forgot poison american babies.


RE: China's To Do List:
By fifolo on 5/5/2008 6:51:09 PM , Rating: 5
that's filed under "done"


RE: China's To Do List:
By bryanW1995 on 5/5/2008 6:24:16 PM , Rating: 3
dude, you missed it. France surrendered to China on sunday afternoon.


What would happen...?
By AntiM on 5/5/2008 4:14:59 PM , Rating: 3
What would happen if the two most populated countries in the world went to war with each other? Would the world become a lot less populated as a result? I think China would probably crush India.
As far as the cyber war goes, I can't help but be reminded of the old Star Trek episode where two warring factions conducted their war totally on computers, and if your area was hit with a virtual bomb, you had to report to a special station and submit to being killed; a nice clean war without all the destruction.




RE: What would happen...?
By fri2219 on 5/5/2008 5:27:03 PM , Rating: 3
If China and India had a conventional war, it would probably bog down into a stalemate due to logistics, as it has in prior wars.

If India really wanted to push the nuclear envelope, they only have delivery systems for hitting targets in Pakistan- Chinese transport and industrial centers are too far away. China couldn't hit the broad side of a barn, but they could hit anywhere in India quite easily. While it wouldn't have much military value, the resulting holocaust would be biblical in proportion.

Both countries' space programs are just covers for increasing the accuracy of their ballistic delivery systems to the point where they could consider hitting silos in a first strike. If you can hit the moon with a meat payload, you can hit a silo.

After both countries accomplish that, I think you're talking billions of dead instead of mere millions of casualties.

Here's a fun place that even has an online calculator:
http://www.fas.org/programs/ssp/nukes/index.html

Have a nice day.


RE: What would happen...?
By Eris23007 on 5/5/2008 6:14:32 PM , Rating: 2
+1 for the "Have a nice day"

Sardonic humor FTW!


RE: What would happen...?
By karielash on 5/5/2008 8:50:28 PM , Rating: 2
Given the range of the SU-30 and the fact that India has nuclear capable stand-off missiles based on the KH-55 (Courtesy of the Russian Federation) I would say that just about everything other than the Manchurian Plains would be in range.

India has the second largest standing army in the world, 100% volunteer, very well trained (even by western standards) and equipped with some very respectable (mainly Russian and French) Weaponry, the only country with a larger army is China. Of the two , the Chinese army is bigger but currently not as well equipped and predominantly non-voluntary, I would actually put my money on the Indians, at least till the nukes started flying around. Be fun to watch though.... from a distance obviously.


RE: What would happen...?
By Runiteshark on 5/5/2008 11:12:33 PM , Rating: 2
I can see it now, on the news:

750 MILLION DEAD, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST IN CHINA AND INDIA

Just think of what would happen to world economies.


RE: What would happen...?
By MamiyaOtaru on 5/6/2008 4:47:20 PM , Rating: 2
The price of oil might go down a little. temporarily.


RE: What would happen...?
By sstelkar on 5/7/2008 11:22:59 AM , Rating: 1
you don't have any moral right to say this
what is your countries oil consumption
Most of the developed country are called so because they have used fossil fuels to reach that stage
an example of developed country and the damage they have done to planet earth
america is the worst polluter in the world
they have done close to thousand nuclear test
and more damage to the ecological system then any other country
dropping atomic bomb
close to thousand nuclear test
using spent nuclear fuel as dirty bombs in iraq
connecting the atlantic and pacific ocean damaging the ecology
using chemical weapons on people
and many more
shame on the people who have done this and people who have allowed to do this
you people do all the pollution and expect others to compensate for it
is it being jealous,not standing some others progress or double standards
before pointing finger at others check that there is your own 4 fingers pointing at you


RE: What would happen...?
By Smartless on 5/5/2008 5:32:50 PM , Rating: 2
Hehe I was just thinking that. Of course, that scenario can be thought of like the Geneva Convention when they set up rules to war. However, if the most powerful duke it out, who's the referee? In any case, what's scary is if the chinese ever did want to knock the US out, they have their own cyber nuke called the stock market that could reap havoc on the rest of the world. Think 1 trillion dollar surplus. Scary thought.


RE: What would happen...?
By Haltech on 5/5/2008 7:36:40 PM , Rating: 2
Even during WW2 the world population still increased. But adding large nuclear weapons and that might change it in the future


RE: What would happen...?
By PrinceGaz on 5/5/2008 11:42:33 PM , Rating: 3
Yeah, I remember that Star Trek episode, a way to wage an ongoing war without the loss of infrastructure. Attack X targets such-and-such part of that city, the following citizens are required to report to the disintegration chambers. Pretty much the ideal neutron-bomb usage scenario.

India and China? I doubt it will ever happen, let's hope it doesn't, but neither country has many nuclear weapons. China has more and is better equipped to deliver them, but India could still probably cause enough damage with a few successful strikes so as to deter China from considering going to war. That's with current technology-- India are pushing ahead with longer range missile development including true ICBMs, so in a few years, they like China will be able to strike anywhere.

In reality, neither country would go to war militarily with anyone as they are winning the more important financial war already and lobbing weapons around would weaken their position. The superpowers of the 21st century will be the countries with economic clout, not military might. Though the countries with the strongest economies will no doubt be able to develop the most advanced military tech in due course.


Tech Savvy
By 325hhee on 5/5/2008 4:23:13 PM , Rating: 1
Hmmm... It's not that India is tech savvy, I've spoken to some of those reps out there for support. It's that they're cheap labor and read off a script. India is far from being tech savvy, nothing comes out from there, just the cheap outsourcing labor they provide. Another country with billions of people would hire anyone at any wage, and that's what all the Tech companies in the US is doing.

India first language or second language is English, so it's easier to train them for cheap wages to answer questions for the non tech savvy, and just read off the script. My favorite thing is when they try to use an American accent, and use an American name when they pick up the call.

That alone is priceless, I just laugh my butt off.




RE: Tech Savvy
By Crusty on 5/5/2008 4:31:01 PM , Rating: 2
Excuse me, but your ignorance is showing.


RE: Tech Savvy
By Runiteshark on 5/5/2008 5:14:15 PM , Rating: 3
Indeed, The company I work for outsources The night and sunday shifts to India for the NOC and SOC activities. The people there are far from stupid.

I could say the same for here, that everyone here flips burgers and makes fries, but this is clearly not the case.

Our guys in India are very well trained and very smart, just because they aren't born here doesn't mean suddenly that they are ignorant.


RE: Tech Savvy
By Chaser on 5/5/2008 6:14:02 PM , Rating: 2
I don't disagree that many are very intelligent and well educated. But personally, when I am contacting someone for technical support needing assistance it's usually an urgent matter so I prefer speaking to someone in the United States without the heavy accents.


RE: Tech Savvy
By HighWing on 5/5/2008 7:00:42 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Our guys in India are very well trained and very smart,


You must be very lucky or be paying a larger sum for them. Because none of my friends, nor have I ever encountered an Indian who actually knows what DHCP does, or actually understood the why of what they are telling you to do.


RE: Tech Savvy
By AssassinX on 5/5/2008 8:05:46 PM , Rating: 3
This could very well be true but I believe most people working as technical support do not know what they are talking about until you reach the higher tier(regardless of race). There are a lot of countries that have areas where good education is hard to find and more than likely these are the people you will get to talk to IMO. I have no data to back this up or anything but I would imagine the highly educated people would not be working entry level tech support since you and your friends can't seem to find a person who knows what DHCP is or anything for the matter. However, I would like to add that at my university the CS and EE programs are dominated by chinese and indians. Most of the indians I have encountered are international students who are extremely bright and know what they are doing.


RE: Tech Savvy
By tuteja1986 on 5/6/2008 6:44:35 AM , Rating: 2
Well company i work for , hire alot of juniors who don't know what DHCP is. These student comes from good university but don't remember terms like DHCP , DSN , NAT, Domain... ect.

Our company had a very simple solution...
: hire them
: Give them a CNNA and A+ book
: Make em do the exam

Worker worth now 60K for $35K :)

Also motivate them to do CCNP and other certification.


RE: Tech Savvy
By Enigmatic on 5/6/2008 12:50:42 PM , Rating: 2
I worked for a company called Convergys who provided tech support for Comcast. This is in Canada, and no one knew anything. The support we provided to Comcast customers was abysmal. They hired high-school students (which I also was at the time) and the paid much higher than minimum wage so alot of young people flocked to the job, and they required virtually no qualifications. However, the majority of people could not answer the majority of questions posed by Comcast customers. Does that reflect on the tech-"savvyness" of all Canadians? No. I'm sure the same idea applies in India.


RE: Tech Savvy
By HighWing on 5/6/2008 1:40:01 PM , Rating: 2
Oh yeah I know there are smart Indians out there. However, most of them do not work in these call centers, and they provide no real training to teach those in the call centers about what they are trying to help customers do.

Personally, I don't see how you could easily help someone with something you know nothing about.

And it's those reasons for why most of us do not like Indian tech support.


RE: Tech Savvy
By sstelkar on 5/7/2008 11:02:27 AM , Rating: 2
the kind of support you get depends on the product you cannot buy a router for about 25 dollars to get the support for operating system and lesser known email client and firewall which no one uses
no company would give that kind of support for a 50 dollar product nor it is required for the product they are buying
no one will hire a 50 dollar per hour software engineer
to troubleshoot your problem
there are things lot more worth to do rather than sit next to the person who does not know when or how to right click
on an icon
even if someone goes to the person who has created a software he would not sit checking the code for you
he would say to simply to uninstall and reinstall the software
there are various layer of abstraction for the application creator he would be using a ready made software to create his own application so it is difficult for the application creator to troubleshoot his own product
and there are multiple levels were the failure can occur
it could be due to operating system or the application or it could be the database the application uses
two tier or three tier architecture
even if the call center agent knows how to troubleshoot the issue we will not troubleshoot the issue, as we have set time limit and need to follow company norms not to troubleshoot any other product other than the company's product
only a company run by fools will support some other companies product
the technical support executives are far more educated and more technically sound then any other country

where else would you find people who are engineers who have mcse or ccna or testing expert or database specialist working for a callcenter resetting password for the customer . They work there for a small duration and leave the company for technically more challenging jobs.


thin ice
By omnicronx on 5/5/2008 4:11:42 PM , Rating: 2
CUT THEM OFF!!! If this were a ship heading towards the US a warning shot would be fired.. I say cut them off for a day from the rest of the world, see who is laughing then.




RE: thin ice
By mollick2 on 5/5/2008 4:33:35 PM , Rating: 2
most likely their military of about 7million people.


RE: thin ice
By antimatter3009 on 5/5/2008 4:59:38 PM , Rating: 2
You say that like it wouldn't be them laughing. Sure, they rely on foreign trade for all of their money, but that's because we give them money for all our stuff. Cut them off and watch them take away our toys, clothes, electronics, etc.

China holds an inordinate amount of power in the world because of their economy, and they know it. That's why they do things like this and get away with it every time.


Correction
By grebe925 on 5/6/2008 6:25:32 AM , Rating: 2
"Also they have clashed over social issues, such as the freedom of Tibet, which India supports, but China ardently opposes."

India does not support freedom for Tibet. It considers Tibet a part of China. It's given asylum to the Dalai Lama and Tibetans in general on humanitarian grounds. Tibetans protest in India as part of an open society.

The main contention between India and China is a vexing border issue over which they went to war in 1962. India got a bloodied nose but learned very fast that non-violence only got you so far in the world and so embarked on a militarization drive that has created one of the more effective armies in the world.

Anyone who thinks that a major war between major countries like India, China, Russia, USA etc. won't turn nuclear in a day or two is just practicing wishful thinking. We may as well kiss the earth good-bye.




RE: Correction
By Suomynona on 5/6/2008 9:17:12 AM , Rating: 2
amen to u sir. You are very well informed on countries in this part of the world.


RE: Correction
By rcreyes on 5/8/2008 4:33:50 PM , Rating: 2
The US doesn't support freedom for Hawaii or any other region. The US can't complain about anything. Its entire territory was stolen from the Native peoples who were here for thousands of years.


YAY
By lompocus on 5/5/2008 8:37:21 PM , Rating: 1
Now, instead of us having to police the world we can just have India kill china for us! Sure it'll result in a lot more casualties than are necessary but they each got 2 billion people!




RE: YAY
By sstelkar on 5/7/2008 12:05:33 PM , Rating: 2
sorry to say this but with this attitude you will only bring destruction to you, your nearest and dearest one
when you play with dangerous things example explosive chances are more of your own damage than to the intended person
that is the reason why you will see people from india who invent pentium processor (vinod dham) or create hotmail (sabeer bhatia) from india rather than engaging in war all the times
india is the only country in the world that has not invaded any other country for more than 2000 year and iam proud of it
Indians are no cowards but they believe in constructive work
rather than living in life with constant fear of being bombed( americans )
When the western civilization was confined to the caves, India had a flourishing civilization on the banks of great rivers like Indus and Ganges. 5000 years of rich history is behind the people.
QUOTES ABOUT INDIA
Albert Einstein, American Scientist: "We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made!"

Mark Twain, American Author : "India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend, and the great grand mother of tradition. Our most valuable and most astrictive materials in the history of man are treasured up in India only!"

"So far as I am able to judge, nothing has been left undone, either by man or nature, to make India the most extraordinary country that the sun visits on his rounds. Nothing seems to have been forgotten, nothing overlooked."

"In religion, India is the only millionaire... the One land that all men desire to see, and having seen once, by even a glimpse, would not give that glimpse for all the shows of all the rest of the globe combined."

long live India Jai hind


RE: YAY
By rcreyes on 5/8/2008 4:35:23 PM , Rating: 2
Dummy. They don't have 2 billion people. Very Western response. Your dominance is limited to another decade or so. Thank god.


Why India do not need to worry about China
By dickeywang on 5/6/2008 3:08:43 AM , Rating: 2
I'm from China, and to be honest I think there is absolutely no reason that India should worry about China. I remember Jon Stewart once told a joke saying that a Canadian woman kept asking him "what do you Americans really think about our Canadians?" and he responded by saying "er.. we don't!".
Well, this is the same situation between India and China.




By dickeywang on 5/6/2008 3:37:06 AM , Rating: 2
I think at the end, it is still a game between the U.S. and China (maybe also Russia). Everyone else is just part of the game, India is no different. India,South Korea even Japan is just part of the U.S. stratigraphy agents.

To be honest, neither the Chinese government nor the Chinese people like to have another war. Ever since the year of 1840, the Chinese people have been living in a life of being invasion by other countries and later in civil wars. It is not that easy for us to have a peaceful period that everyone can make money and enjoy their life. Anyone who thinks that China wants to invade nearby countries are either crazy or simply being brainwashed by the always-yelling-communism-is-evil media. And whether you believe it or not, China is no-longer a communist country, it's much more like a capitalism, most people live in China would agree with that.

I agree it is all about resources/land etc, but it is not the concern of the Chinese government, it is the U.S. who is worrying about it. The U.S. is the big dog in the world, the U.S. want the current international system remains unchanged, and US is worrying about a rising nation like China who may take his leading position. To eliminate this kind of possibility, the U.S. needs to find some way to slow down the growing pace of China, and making this kind of "conflict" between China and its nearby countries is part of the U.S. strategy.

If you really think about these things carefully, you would agree with me that it is not about "India vs China" or "Korea vs China", it's all just because U.S. is afraid that he may lose his leading role in this world.


LOL
By chakde on 5/6/2008 3:13:59 AM , Rating: 2
its not that simple. each country has got its own strategy. i think nuclear weapons decreased the amount of war after WW2 . next main war(WW3) is for basic needs like water,land,food etc. inbetween some cyber war. after all this, WW4 with stones and sticks if anyone is left:-)
. point is dont underestimate indians they got ppl in high positions, ppl in the best age group, well educated having good knowledge about everything,good military power, good financial status, indians are there behind intel processors ,hotmail etc they r good in computer thingy. india is well seated for the 21st century. chak de india.lol




RE: LOL
By dickeywang on 5/6/2008 3:34:02 AM , Rating: 2
I think at the end, it is still a game between the U.S. and China (maybe also Russia). Everyone else is just part of the game, India is no different. India,South Korea even Japan is just part of the U.S. stratigraphy agents.

To be honest, neither the Chinese government nor the Chinese people like to have another war. Ever since the year of 1840, the Chinese people have been living in a life of being invasion by other countries and later in civil wars. It is not that easy for us to have a peaceful period that everyone can make money and enjoy their life. Anyone who thinks that China wants to invade nearby countries are either crazy or simply being brainwashed by the always-yelling-communism-is-evil media. And whether you believe it or not, China is no-longer a communist country, it's much more like a capitalism, most people live in China would agree with that.

I agree it is all about resources/land etc, but it is not the concern of the Chinese government, it is the U.S. who is worrying about it. The U.S. is the big dog in the world, the U.S. want the current international system to be unchanged, and US is worrying about a rising nation like China who may take his leading position. To eliminate this kind of possibility, the U.S. needs to find some way to slow down the growing pace of China, and making this kind of "conflict" between China and its nearby countries is part of the U.S. strategy.

If you really think about these things carefully, you would agree with me that it is not "India vs China" or "Korea vs China", it's all because U.S. is afraid that he may lose his leading role in this world.


What if...
By InternetGeek on 5/5/2008 7:07:48 PM , Rating: 3
I wonder who will they call in case the firewall stops working...




Nothing in particular...
By Army1156 on 5/5/2008 6:07:09 PM , Rating: 2
So you want to have your cake and eat it too? No, that would make sense. I actually want to eat my cake and have it too. That's the point of the expression. It's paradoxical, you twit.




By Reclaimer77 on 5/5/2008 6:25:39 PM , Rating: 2
Looks like China is jonesing for an air burst EMP to totally shut down their little internet invasion.

/shrug. One can only dream.




gla ftw
By dare2savefreedom on 5/6/2008 1:51:30 AM , Rating: 2
india is part of gla

GLA FTW




Simple fix for this problem
By dlambeth on 5/8/2008 8:52:18 AM , Rating: 2
Simply just use an ACL to block all traffic from anywhere except the US. This won't stop determined hackers, but will help to a degree.




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