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Australia hits out at Chinese hackers, as Pompeo urges global coalition against China – Sydney Morning Herald

Tensions escalated on Wednesday night with the US government telling China to close its consulate general in Houston, Texas, in 72 hours.

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“It is a political provocation unilaterally launched by the US side, which seriously violates international law, basic norms governing international relations and the bilateral consular agreement between China and the US,” the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.
Hours earlier the US launched an indictment alleging hackers, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, were contractors for the Chinese government, but not full-time spies, and targeted 25 government and private sector organisations up until April this…

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