According to documents released over the weekend, the US believes China's leaders are showing no sign of withdrawing support for sophisticated computer attacks on western governments and companies.
The attacks have targeted six US aerospace groups and other US industries. The release of secret US embassy transmissions shone a new light on the issue.
However, there are broader implications from the release- such as fallout for US-China relations over the issue and an increase in mistrust.
US fears Beijing still backs hacking [The Financial Times, print, 6 Dec 2010]
Risk to source highlights cables' pitfalls [The Financial Times, print, 6 Dec 2010]