China denies renewed US cyber-attack claims


Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi leaves after a news conference in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People, China, Saturday. China’s foreign minister has rejected accusations that the country’s military was behind massive hacking attacks on US and other foreign targets and called for more international cooperation in policing the Internet. AP FILE PHOTO

BEIJING — China’s military is denying renewed U.S. accusations of carrying out cyber-attacks and says the sides should cooperate against the global threat of computer crime.

A People’s Liberation Army researcher described the accusations in the latest Pentagon report on the Chinese military as irresponsible and harmful to mutual trust between the sides. Senior Col. Wang Xinjun was quoted by the official Xinhua News Agency on Tuesday as saying the Chinese government and armed forces have never sanctioned hacking.

The annual Pentagon report released Monday included for the first time the claim that at least some attacks on U.S. and other computer systems appeared to be “attributable directly to the Chinese government and military.”

China denies such accusations and says the sides should build trust and mechanisms to fight cybercrime.

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  • johndcross1

    Another classic Chinese “double-talk”! Deny by all means but continue.

  • Mario_Garcia

    How can the US military get more funding without creating the Chinese Threat? like how can the Philippines ask for more US AID without a growing NPA or Abu Sayaf problem… Same logic…

  • BIGButo

    China always lies.

  • BIGButo

    To see is to beleave

  • MrRead

    China is an Evil Empire, full of Chinks.

  • titolim


  • divictes

    Alt of Wal 101: Hug you’le enemy close like a long lost blother. Easy to dip hand in his pocket and balls tempting for knee.

  • w33k3nd3r

    Gosh even their denials are fake.

  • Val Sor

    Of course China stole so many military secrets through cyber attacks — everyne knows that.

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