The Internet Media Research Center has compiled The United States' Surveillance Record of China and Other Countries across the World under the authorization of the Office of the Central Network Security and Informatization Leading Group and the State Internet Information Office. According to a report by China National Radio (CNR), in the newly-published book eighteen experts expose the surveillance conducted by the U.S.
The NSA surveillance scandal highlighted that China was the major victim of PRISM, the global cyber surveillance program conducted by the United States. The United States has been conducting mass cyber attacks, surveillance, and hacking targeting Chinese government offices, organizations, enterprises, universities and the network backbone of Chinese telecommunication companies. The United States also conducted surveillance against Chinese state leaders, netizens and mobile phone users.
The U.S. secret surveillance activities directed against China and other nations include:
-- Collecting nearly 5 billion mobile phone call records across the globe every day
-- Spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cell phone for more than 10 years
-- Plugging into the main communication networks between Yahoo's and Google's overseas data centers, and stealing the data of hundreds of millions of customers
-- Monitoring mobile phone apps for years and grabbing private data
-- Waging large-scale cyber attacks against China, with both Chinese leaders and the telecom giant Huawei as targets
The documents unveiled by Edward Snowden confirm that the United States conducted mass cyber-attacks targeting the the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as Chinese banks and telecommunication companies. The United States also conducted surveillance against former Chinese state leaders, QQ chat software users, and the users of Fetion, an instant messaging software.
American magazine Foreign Affairs says that the United States refuses to talk about the massive U.S. cyber attacks against China, while pressing China on the issue of cyber attacks. Faced with media questioning, the U.S. government has refused to comment publicly on Chinese accusations of United States cyber attacks.
This article is edited and translated from 《中国官方出书揭美对华监听：普通网民在监听行列》，source: cnr.cn , author: Hou Yan， a reporter of China National Radio