China's so-called "peaceful rise" – the term given by the regime in recent years to its claim that China's rise as a world economic and military power will carry no risk to other nations – has once again been exposed as a cynical crock of propaganda.
A big wake-up call came last January when China blasted one of its own weather satellites out of the sky to test its anti-satellite weapons capabilities. Now comes the latest evidence of the Middle Kingdom's far more malevolent and militaristic intentions. The Financial Times newspaper reported this month that China's People's Liberation Army this summer hacked into highly sensitive military computers ranging from those of the Pentagon to the German government.
CLICK HERE to read full article. It is one of my OpEds that appeared on Friday, September, 2007 in the Orange County Register