Question: It was reported that the US Department of Defense recently released a summary of its 2023 Cyber Strategy, which claims that China poses "a broad and pervasive cyber espionage threat" and a "pacing challenge" to the US in cyberspace. What's your comment on it?
Wu Qian: It is known to all that the US is the world's biggest empire of hacking, surveillance and theft of secrets that flagrantly conduct large-scale, systematic and indiscriminate cyber attacks against other countries. Even its allies are no exception. Besides, as the origin and master of cyber warfare, the US vigorously develops offensive cyber capabilities and has developed cyber weapons like "Bvp47", "QUANTUM", "Acid Fox", etc. Speaking of cyber threat to others, the US is second to none. So the US should reserve the label of "a pacing challenge" for itself.
Cyberspace should be a new domain for the benefits of mankind, rather than another battlefield filled with tensions. We urge the US to stop its groundless attacks and smears against China, stop the militarization of cyberspace, and work together with the international community to uphold cyber security.