So maybe there is hope for diplomacy.
Japan plans to send Deputy Prime Minister Taro Aso to China to meet the recently installed President Xi Jinping and Premier Li Keqiang next month, according to the Straits Times.
Key quote: “Officials in both countries, which are embroiled in a tense territorial stand-off over a group of islands in the East China Sea, have begun coordinating the visit.”
Says Li Keqiang on cyber-attacks:
“This is a worldwide problem. In fact, China itself is a main target of such attacks.”
“China does not support, indeed we are opposed to, such activities.”
If China is the main target of cyber-attacks and its a worldwide problem, why is China running a full-time cyber theft operation out of the PLA? Or, does Beijing not have enough control over the military to stop it? And so, in as much as there is a “presumption of guilt” in the question posed to the newly installed premier, is there also an air of resignation in his response because the Communist Party of China is not in a position to halt PLA cyber attacks?