US Pressure on China over Hacking to Remain
June 20 , 2013
As per analysts, the recent leaks exposing top-secret US surveillance programs may temporarily benefit China, but they are not likely to sway Washington from applying more pressure on Beijing to discontinue alleged Chinese cyber hacking against US targets.
The leaks by ex-US intelligence contractor, Edward Snowden, came at an appropriate time for China, just prior to when US President Barack Obama planned to notably raise the subject of Chinese cyber hacking during a summit in California.
The original documents which were leaked by Snowden had little to do with China. They were about classified domestic surveillance programs which the US National Security Agency used to collect and monitor phone records and internet usage.