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China techies evolve from hackers to gatekeepers

The gradual professionalism of China's bedroom hackers traces the country's rise as an economic and technological force, and its sometimes conflicted position in the escalating global data security arms race.


CHINA, long accused by the United States of rampant cyber aggression, may be synonymous with hacking exploits these days, but that doesn't mean that every Chinese hacker is out to pilfer and destroy.

As Chinese companies grapple with a sharp increase in the number of