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Workers unload IBM personal computers at a shop in Beijing. The government is scrutinizing the use of IBM servers by state-owned banks, and both IBM and Cisco have reported falling revenue in the country.
Workers unload IBM personal computers at a shop in Beijing. The government is scrutinizing the use of IBM servers by state-owned banks, and both IBM and Cisco have reported falling revenue in the country.
(AFP)

China-U.S. cyber spat could leave corporate casualties

China’s security spat with the United States risks corporate casualties on both sides. The People’s Republic has responded to U.S. allegations of cyber-spying by targeting U.S. tech companies. A continuing dispute could lead to blocked deals in the United States and lost sales in China. Though companies can try to ease concerns, it’s hard for them to escape a political escalation.