17 January 2017
Beijing is stepping up efforts to counter what it sees as growing security threats from foreign spying on China, the military’s mouthpiece warned on Monday.
According to a PLA Daily commentary, a number of incidents indicated that the risk from foreign reconnaissance was cause for alarm.
Those incidents included Japanese news agency Kyodo releasing detailed photos of China’s first home-grown aircraft carrier, and an American oceanographic vessel deploying an underwater drone last month near the South China Sea.
The armed forces of other countries were readying to establish a broad-spectrum spying network, with some agreeing to share intelligence on the Chinese military, the commentary said.
… Collin Koh, a research fellow at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies at Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University, said: “It might be more difficult to counter remote-sensing type of surveillance capabilities such as reconnaissance satellites for example.”
IDSS / Online
Last updated on 17/01/2017