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China launching ‘severe’ cyber attacks on Taiwan: minister

Published on Aug 13, 2014 7:04 PM
 

TAIPEI (AFP) - Taiwan’s science and technology minister said Wednesday that China is launching frequent cyber attacks on the island despite warming ties between the two former rivals.

“The Chinese cyberwar units have been engaging with Taiwan units almost every day, with some severe attacks every few months,” Simon Chang said during an interview with the UFO radio network.

“Many of the attacks were aimed at stealing relevant information for use in negotiations with Taiwan,” he said.

Zhang Zhijun, director of China’s Taiwan Affairs Office, met his counterpart on the island in June despite vocal opposition from Taiwanese people suspicious of closer ties with Beijing.

 
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