Washington (CNN) - The Internet and other technologies are critical to foreign policy, and those who engage in cyber attacks should face international condemnation, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton plans to say Thursday, her office said.
"In an interconnected world, an attack on one nation's networks can be an attack on all," Clinton will stress during a talk at The Newseum in Washington.
Her comments come as search-engine giant Google is threatening to shut down its operations in China, five years after agreeing to allow some censorship in exchange for the right to work in that country's massive emerging technology market.
Clinton has said that Google's allegations of censorship and online attacks by China raised "very serious concerns." The State Department has said it will file a formal protest over the complaints.
Also this month, foreign correspondents in at least two China bureaus of news organizations had their Google e-mail accounts attacked, with e-mails forwarded to a mysterious address, according to the Foreign Correspondents' Club of China.
I'm sure China is quaking in their boots that Hillary is displeased.
It is very disappointing that free market capitalists are so eager to take the money offered by totalitarian governements (like that of Communist China) and are so willing to help them oppress their citizens. I have read that corporate CEOs particularly like doing business with highly centralized, very oppressive governements because there are fewer people to bribe.
Apparently, our CEOs were so busy taking accounting classes that they never got around to Political Science and history courses.
Why does "Under God We Trust" U.S. keep doing business with Communist China? Why do REAL Christians keep supporting GOP policies of the Gospel of Wealth? Come on Christian Americans, we're all waiting to hear your supreme answer if you can fabricate one in time.
I know the bashers will be here soon, but good Job Hillary!
I agree with Secretary Clinton – the Internet is an important component of free speech. Hackers should be tried and face consequences for their actions.
Maybe Hillary can explain why she and the State Department are issuing a visa to yet another terrorist name Tariq Ramadan? Talk about a pre 9/11 mindset.
Clinton says; babble, babble, babble.
China has been starting a cyber war with us. It's only right that some justice is delivered. Let's not even get to Iran and their surpression of the peoples right to free speech.
Obama with his bad remarks about America and his bowing to his muslim brothers has done more to put America down than anyone.
Clinton needs to delegate this to someone who knows about the cyber world. She is not a cyber expert.
I'd be surprised if Hill doesn't run for Prez now.
Goody. Someone with a brain.