No-one can help but see things from their perspective and, therefore, we have seen a very US-centric point of view on this i.e. the US Government targets US citizens, the US Government targets US corporations, foreign governments target US citizens, foreign governments target US corporations, foreign governments target US individuals etc.
The reality has been that a lot of governments around the world, a lot of organised crime syndicates around the world, a lot of corporations around the world, a lot of private collectives around the world and a lot of individuals around the world have been hacking governments from around the world, corporations from around the world and a lot of individuals from around the world. Ask Angela Merkel :Whistling:
I think that a politician from Portugal said it best when he said that the US Government was only doing what all governments would do given the same amount of funding.
I accept that it is most likely that the Chinese government and Chinese corporations are hacking US targets (I haven't seen the proof myself but I am prepared to take the reports at face value) but I bet that those Chinese Government and corporations are being hacked by the US too.
Also, I wonder if Chinese corporations have better practices to protect themselves from their own Government?
BTW I have no axe to grind. I am from the UK whose government also indulges in such practices 😉
-- Stop your grinnin' and drop your linen...they're everywhere!!!