Of course, there's no chance of any actual prosecution happening here. If anything this is all just a bit of diplomatic showmanship.
Irony Alert: US Filing Criminal Charges Against China For Cyberspying
Credit: hunxue-er
May 19, 2014

Via Techdirt:

Even as more and more examples of questionable surveillance by the US government are revealed, the US is apparently still trying its "hey, look over there!" strategy in response. This morning, Attorney General Eric Holder is announcing that the US has filed meaningless criminal charges against members of the Chinese military for economic espionage done via the internet.

Of course, there's no chance of any actual prosecution happening here. If anything this is all just a bit of diplomatic showmanship. In fact, I wouldn't be surprised to quickly see China respond in kind with "criminal charges"...

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