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Pentagon Report Points at China's Military Ambitions

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Traders shout slogans during a protest against China in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad May 3, 2013. Dozens of the traders on Friday held a protest demanding withdrawal of Chinese soldiers after they set up a camp in a remote part of Ladakh, protesting traders said. Several dozen Chinese soldiers have set up a remote camp some 10 km (6 miles) inside territory claimed by India in the high altitude Himalayan desert of Ladakh, Indian police sources said, in a possible return to border tension between the Asian giants. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS MILITARY) - RTXZ8YE

On Monday the Pentagon released a report for the first time openly accusing the Chinese military of cyberattacks on government computer systems.

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The report also detailed the development of the Chinese military's hardware from their first stealth aircraft to their first aircraft carrier.

China's military buildup shows no sign of slowing, said Deputy Asst. Secretary of Defense David Helvey.

This all comes in the wake of some aggressive moves by the Chinese in disputed regions in the Japanese-controlled Senkaku islands as well as along the border with India.

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