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China reacts to US cyber security worries

(People's Daily Online)

14:41, December 13, 2011

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)

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John at 2012-02-0671.104.88.*
China, the Thieve
IcallBS at 2011-12-22184.167.175.*
Taking a look at the outside of my several firewalls, China is indeed the worst offender. Thomas perhaps you should not comment on something you know nothing about.
thomas at 2011-12-19202.89.190.*
america is the biggest culprit in hacking just look at what they can do to iran nuclear program they are the leader in hacking now they want to potray themselves as victim what hyprocy

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