Beijing, Dec. 13 (People's Daily Online) -- China yesterday responded to America's worries that China-based hackers pose a threat to U.S. government agencies and companies.
At a daily press briefing on Monday in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin was asked to make a remark on America's escalating concerns about threats U.S. government agencies and companies face from Chinese hackers.
"Chinese governments have always opposed and strictly forbidden any illegal activities related to cyber hackings," said Liu. "China is a major victim of foreign hacking."
Recently, U.S. cybersecurity analysts and experts have expressed suspicions that some specific China-based cyber attacks stealing critical data from U.S. companies and government agencies might be government-backed.
Liu said that Internet security is an issue that the world needs to address collectively, and China seeks to protect information and Internet security with the international community through cooperation based on equality and mutual benefit.
"The international community should prevent the Internet from becoming a new battlefield," Liu said. (Li Zhenyu)