The government is willing to cooperate with other countries to combat cyber crime, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said yesterday, reacting to repeated Western allegations of Chinese hacking foreign government computers.
"Hacking is an international problem, which has also affected China," Jiang Yu told a regular press briefing. "The government has all along opposed and strictly forbidden any cyber crime, including hacking."
She was commenting on a report published last weekend in Paris-based Le Monde newspaper, which said Chinese hackers had stolen data from French information systems.
The newspaper quoted Francis Delon, France's Secretary-General of National Defense, on the allegation. But Delon did not link the incident with the Chinese government or the military in a later interview with AFP news agency.
No valid proof of any allegations has been provided so far.
"Up to last week, the authorities concerned had not received any requests (from other countries) for joint investigation (on alleged hacking incidents)," Jiang said.
Source: China Daily