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China suspends cyber working group activities with US   


5月19日,美方蓄意捏造事实,以所谓网络窃密为由宣布起诉5名中国军官,此举严重违反国际关系基本准则,损害中美合作与互信。中方已在第一时间向美方提出抗议,敦促美方立即纠正错误、撤销所谓起诉。 [查看全文]
2014-05-20 07:54 Xinhua Web Editor: Mo Hong'e

China on Monday decided to suspend activities of the China-US Cyber Working Group as US announced indictment against five Chinese military officers on allegation of cyber theft.

"Given the lack of sincerity on the part of the US to solve issues related to cyber security through dialogue and cooperation, China has decided to suspend activities of the China-US Cyber Working Group," said Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang regarding the US Justice Department's announcement on Monday.

The US side announced on Monday indictment against five Chinese military officers on allegation of cyber theft. This US move, which is based on intentionally-fabricated facts, grossly violates the basic norms governing international relations and jeopardizes China-US cooperation and mutual trust, Qin said.

China lodged protest with the US side right after the announcement, urging the US side to immediately correct its mistakes and withdraw the "indictment", he said.

The position of the Chinese government on cyber security is consistent and clear-cut. China is steadfast in upholding cyber security. The Chinese government, the Chinese military and their relevant personnel have "never engaged or participated" in cyber theft of trade secrets. The US accusation against Chinese personnel is "purely ungrounded and with ulterior purpose," Qin said.

Qin said it is a fact criticized by other countries and global media that the US government and relevant departments have long been involved in large-scale and organized cyber theft as well as wiretapping and surveillance activities against foreign political leaders, companies and individuals.

China is a victim of severe US cyber theft, wiretapping and surveillance activities. Large amounts of publicly disclosed information show that relevant US institutions have been conducting cyber intrusion, wiretapping and surveillance activities against Chinese government departments, institutions, companies, universities and individuals, according to the spokesman.

China has, on many occasions, made serious representations with the US side, Qin said, "We once again strongly urge the US side to make a clear explanation of what it has done and immediately stop such kind of activities."

Qin warned that China would react further to the US "indictment" as the situation evolves.

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