Senate calls for review of Chinese cyber attacks



It calls on the Chinese government to conduct a thorough review of the cyber attacks and to share the results. The resolution also voices support for the initiative announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to promote Internet freedom by backing technologies that help users circumvent electronic censorship.

“The United States government should do everything it can to promote Internet freedom around the world; the Internet can be a valuable tool to spread ideas for people who live in an oppressed society," Brownback said. "Unfortunately, the Chinese government is systematically censoring the online activities of its citizens.  The current on-going situations in countries like Iran and China illustrate how the growth of Internet freedom could encourage peaceful political progress and strengthen our national security."

Specter added, “It is important that the U.S. not stand idly as China infringes on the free flow of information. Tearing down Internet cyberwalls and condemning illegal cyber attacks are vital actions the U.S. must take to enable freedom of thought, expression and the unimpeded flow of ideas and information."