On Monday, the United States Attorney General Eric Holder accused China of hacking American industrial giants such as U.S. Steel and Westinghouse Electric, making unprecedented criminal charges of cyper-espionage against Chinese military officials. Almost immediately, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Beijing had canceled U.S.-China Internet Working Group activities and demanded that the U.S. rescind the charges that it said were based on “concocted” claims. Will the U.S. succeed?  Is Washington opening itself up to more criticism for its own electronic surveillance? What are the charges likely to do to U.S.-China Relations overall? — The Editors


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