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US files first charges on hacking, infuriating China

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The United States on Monday charged five members of a shadowy Chinese military unit for allegedly hacking US companies for trade secrets, infuriating Beijing which suspended cooperation on cyber issues. 

This combination of images released by the FBI on May 19, 2014 shows five Chinese hacking suspects

Hacking has long been a major sticking point in relations between the world's two largest economies, but Washington's move marked a major escalation in the dispute.

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