China says cyber war critical

The Glorious communist revolution against half-baked Capitalist aggressors, is going to be increasingly fought online.

Two Chinese military officers have said that China must make mastering cyber-warfare a military priority as the Internet becomes the crucial battleground for opinion and intelligence.

The pair are strategists from the People’s Liberation Army’s Academy of Military Sciences.

Senior Colonel Ye Zheng and his chum Zhao Baoxian, told the China Youth Daily that Beijing is focused on honing its cyber-warfare skills, and sees an uncontrolled world-wide wibble as a threat to the glorious Communist Party-run state.

The report said that just as nuclear warfare was the strategic war of the industrial era, cyber-warfare has become the strategic war of the information era.

This will become a form of battle that is massively destructive and concerns the life and death of nations, they penned.

According to Reuters the Chinese military has been conducting simulated cyber battles pitting the “blue army” against “red teams” using virus and mass spam attacks.

The loser will the one which has the biggest penis and buys the most viagra.

Ye and Zhao, said China has their own fears about the Internet being wielded as a tool for political challenges. There was concern that anti-authoritarian uprisings across the Arab world as were a shining example of what could happen if people get to talk to much amongst one another.

It sees something sinister in oppressive regimes being overthrown claiming that the targets of psychological warfare on the Internet have expanded from the military to the great unwashed.

The Internet “has become the main battleground of contention over public opinion,” and was responsible for a “domino effect” across the Middle East and north Africa.

Chinese mandarins fear that they could become one of those dominoes, despite creating economic growth and stringent domestic security and censorship.

Chinese websites, inspired by the “Jasmine Revolution” called for protests across China, raising Beijing’s alarm about another uprising.

The report said that cyberware is an entirely new mode of battle that is invisible and silent, and it is active not only in wars and conflicts, but flares in the everyday political, economic, military, cultural and scientific activities.