China has accelerated its cyberespionage efforts after a hiatus that began in 2015 when then President Obama struck an agreement to end China’s practice of cyberespionage attacks against American firms, military contractors and government agencies to steal designs, technology and corporate secrets, usually on behalf of China’s state-owned firm.
Speculations on the cause for the recommencing of attacks revolve mostly around worsening trade relationships between the U.S. and China causing China to steal what it can’t by in critical industries.
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