American Cybersecurity War With China Escalating

Mostly words exchanged for now


The United States and China appear locked in a cybersecurity war — of mostly words — that's beginning to escalate.

Both the White House and Capitol Hill now explicitly criticize Beijing for failing to subdue the hackers and spies thought to reside within the country's borders. And there are real punishments on the horizon, as the U.S. government eyes trade penalties and other restrictions on China and its top technology firms.