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Professor William Martel Discusses U.S. Pressure on Chinese Hacking Allegations

Voice of America

William C. Martel is Associate Professor of International Security Studies at The Fletcher School, Tufts University.

US Pressure on China Over Hacking to Remain

Analysts say the recent leaks exposing top-secret U.S. surveillance programs may benefit China temporarily, but will not likely sway Washington from putting more pressure on Beijing to stop alleged Chinese cyber hacking against U.S. targets.

The leaks by former U.S. intelligence contractor Edward Snowden came at an opportune time for China, just before U.S. President Barack Obama planned to prominently raise the issue of Chinese cyber hacking during a summit in California….

…William Martel, a professor of international security studies at Boston's Tufts University…says that the United States will have no problem keeping up the pressure, as long as allegations of widespread Chinese cyber hacking continue to appear in the headlines.

"I think it takes a little pressure off China at this point, but long-term, if in fact, as many allege, that China has been engaging in cyber spying and hacking, the pressure and scrutiny will continue," he said.

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