At any point in time, where there are at least 2 competing powers (different ideologies, competing for economic superiority etc), there will inevitably be tensions, and they will 'fight it out', in a sense. In the past we have had the competition between European countries in the age of colonization, the two world wars, the cold war; and now competing for domination on the internet. Same fight, different medium. It remains to be seen who will gain temporary victory this time round, but the earth will continue spinning.
So what incentives exactly does China have to stop hacking? Stop a cyber war? Their hackers are better than yours. Afraid after sanctions? It's unlikely enough countries would be willing to stop trading. Best thing to do imo is to upgrade US's digital infrastructure. Solve the root of the problem.
Agreed. Also I realized many ads ran by ad networks contained pretty adult material (those big book ads) or those with obnoxious autoplay. The best remedy is to block them all. However I do understand the need for sites to generate add money, so I actually whitelist some ads on websites I support (generally only with non-intrusive, text ads. Just my two cents.