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US-China tensions

China's cyber power at least a decade behind the US, study finds

International Institute for Strategic Studies calls some skills 'less mature'

IISS researchers ranked countries on a spectrum of cyber capabilities, from the strength of their digital economies, to security functions and military operations.   © Reuters

LONDON (Financial Times) -- China's strengths as a cyber power are being undermined by poor security and weak intelligence analysis, according to new research that predicts Beijing will be unable to match US cyber capabilities for at least a decade.

The study, published on Monday by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, comes as a series of hacking campaigns have highlighted the growing threat of online espionage by hostile states.

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