China is trying to throw US IT consultancy companies out of its state networks

Today, the Financial Times, citing “people close to senior Chinese leaders,” reported that Beijing has ordered state enterprises to cut dealings with U.S. consulting firms, accusing them of spying for Washington.  The “instruction,” as the paper called it, was handed down after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced indictments against five Chinese military officers for “serious cybersecurity breaches.”

 

“The top leadership has proposed setting up a team of Chinese domestic consultants who are particularly focused on information systems in order to seize back this power from the foreign companies,” the paper quoted a “senior policy adviser to the Chinese leadership.”  “Right now the foreigners use their consulting companies to find out everything they want about our state companies.”
http://www.forbes.com/sites/gordonchang/2014/05/25/china-cuts-off-mckinsey-other-u-s-consultants-to-retaliate-against-cyber-indictments/?partner=yahootix

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