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94 pct of netizens support China's establishment of cyber command
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13:34, June 29, 2009

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A survey by Huanqiu.com shows that the majority of Chinese netizens support China's establishment of a cyber command.

As of 8 am on June 28, the survey by Huanqiu.com entitled "Do you think China should establish a cyber command?" which was launched on June 25 had attracted over 4,000 votes. Over 94 percent of netizens (3,823 votes) were in favor of the idea while less than 6 percent (240 votes) were against it.

Netizens said the Internet now affects every aspect of daily life. People should be aware of developing crisis and take preventive measures instead of waiting to be attacked.

Some netizens described the Internet as an intangible world outside land, sea, air and outer space. As information communication plays a crucial role in modern warfare, a cyber command is extremely important in ensuring China's cyber communication security. Sooner or later, it must be created.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates officially ordered the establishment of a cyber command on June 24. This makes the US, which has been speculating on the so-called "Chinese hacker threat," the world's first country to openly introduce warfare organizations on the Internet.

Various countries have reacted strongly to news about the cyber command. The UK announced that an Office of Cyber Security and a Cyber Security Operations Center would be established, and an organization of "cyber corps" would commence. Prior to this, South Korea, which has speculated on "Chinese hacker attacks," also said it will establish a cyber command.

As the US has repeatedly speculated on "Chinese cyber warfare" and "Chinese hacker" threats, some netizens believe that the US' decision to establish the Cyber Command is aimed at China. Thus China must promptly respond to this action.

By People's Daily Online

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