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China rejects US accusation of cyber attacks  


外交部发言人华春莹10日表示,美国政府和其相关部门长期以来对包括中国在内的很多外国政要、个人和企业进行了大规模、有组织的网络窃密和监听监控活动。美国不必把自己装扮成受害者,它自己就是“黑客帝国”。美方不思反省,不思检点,反而仍在无理指责和攻击别国,这样的做法不具任何建设性。 [查看全文]
2014-06-11 08:37 Xinhua Web Editor: Mo Hong'e
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying addresses a regular news briefing on Tuesday. [Screenshot from CCTV]

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying addresses a regular news briefing on Tuesday. [Screenshot from CCTV]

China on Tuesday rejected the latest US charges of cyber hacking against the Chinese military, saying that what the US approach on the issue is not constructive at all.

A private US cyber security company on Monday accused a unit of China's military of hacking to advance satellite and aerospace programs.

The accusation is the second in less than a month after the United States announced on May 19 an indictment against five Chinese military officers on allegations of cyber theft.

"I have noticed the report you mentioned, its wording and style looks familiar, citing the names of the hackers and their claims of their military identity," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular news briefing.

"Have you ever seen thieves bearing a name tag saying thieves?" Hua questioned.

After the US secret surveillance program codenamed PRISM, revealed by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, abundant evidence shows the US has organized a massive cyber theft, wiretapping and surveillance activities against political figures, enterprises and individuals in a number of countries including China, according to Hua.

"The US is a hacking empire," Hua said. "It is not constructive for the US to attack others instead of repenting and correcting its own mistakes."

Cyber attacks are a global problem, transnational and anonymous in nature, requiring cooperation between countries, Hua said.

China submitted an initiative for a code of conduct for information security to the UN in 2011, calling on all countries to jointly safeguard a peaceful, secure, stable and open cyber space, Hua said.

China is willing to work with the international community to fight against hacker attacks and other cyber crimes, the spokeswoman added.

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