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Mao's Little Red Book inspires China's cybercrime strategy

Alliance with civilian hackers builds on old guerrilla warfare tactics

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Copies of Mao's Little Red Book, pictured at Panjiayuan flea market in Beijing in November 2007: the White House should pick up a copy.   © Reuters

Benjamin R. Young is assistant professor in Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is author of "Guns, Guerillas, and the Great Leader: North Korea and the Third World."

Under President Xi Jinping, China has reemphasized Maoism as a pillar of national identity and revolutionary values.

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