British Broadcasting Corporation BBC Summary of World Broadcasts December 30, 1997, Tuesday SECTION: Part 3 Asia-Pacific; CHINA, HONG KONG AND MACAO; HONG KONG; FE/D3112/G LENGTH: 173 words HEADLINE: Army holds computer-virus warfare exercise - Taiwan report SOURCE: Source: Central News Agency, Taipei, in English 1057 gmt 27 Dec 97 BODY:  Text of report by Taiwan Central News Agency (via Internet) Taipei, 27th December: The People's Liberation Army (PLA) of mainland China is trying to develop its capability for computer-virus warfare, according to information from Beijing. Two divisions of the Shenyang Military Region held the first exercise of computer-virus warfare of the PLA on 10th October. The exercise was observed by many electronics experts from various military units. The information from Beijing pointed out that the PLA's electronics equipment was highlighted in a series of articles carried by the Liberation Army newspaper just before the 15th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party opened in mid-September. High-ranking military officers from various military regions have also attended several seminars on high technology since the beginning of this year. These activities indicate that the PLA has made the development of its capability in waging electronics warfare a priority, the information from Beijing pointed out.
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