This editorial will appear in Thursday’s print edition.
China has an ingenious way of saving billions in military research and development: Just steal it from other countries, primarily the United States.
The Washington Post reports that Chinese military hackers have accessed data from 37 American weapons programs and 29 other defense-related technologies. Some observers think the stolen information is why China’s J-20 stealth fighters are so similar to the U.S.’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.
The Post’s report comes on the heels of accusations earlier this month from the Obama administration that China has also hacked into computers of U.S. government …