Chinese Newspaper Editor: China Gets Hacked, Too

By: Josh Chin |

A day after Google’s latest revelation of an apparently China-based hacker attack on Gmail, the editor of a nationalistic Chinese tabloid posted a furious message online decrying repeated accusations that China is hacking into foreign computers. But the target of his ire isn’t foreign governments or foreign media. Instead it was his own government’s lack of transparency.

“Those people and work units who have problems [with getting their computers hacked] don’t wish to or aren’t allowed to say so,” Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of the Global Times, wrote in a post on microblogging site Sina Weibo that was later picked up and translated by the China Media Project. “Our security departments don’t reveal anything.”

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