Chinese Media Want U.S. Tech Companies Punished

Chinese state media lashed out at Google Inc., Apple Inc. and other U.S. technology companies, calling on Beijing "to punish severely the pawns" of the U.S. government for monitoring China and stealing secrets. U.S. companies such as Yahoo Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Facebook Inc. threaten the cyber-security of China and its Internet users, said the People's Daily on its microblog, in comments echoed on the front page of the English-language China Daily.