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Xi Jinping tries to build himself a modern army

Chinese soldiers train in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region on Jan. 22.   © Getty Images

TOKYO   In late February, Lt. Gen. Morten Haga Lunde, head of the Norwegian Intelligence Service, made a blunt statement on television regarding China's efforts to steal military technology through cyber espionage.

     "We can see that China is operating within Norwegian networks to obtain information that it can use in its own technological development," Lunde said, warning that some of the military secrets had already been integrated into China's weaponry. He did not say which technologies or companies were targeted, but neighboring Denmark's experience offers some pointers.

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