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China criticizes US over cyber security accusations
China criticizes US over cyber security accusations

Foreign ministry statement comes after FBI director says China tops list of countries seeking to steal secrets from US companies.

World Bulletin/News Desk

Following a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director’s recent remarks that cyber security threats from China cost American firms billions of dollars annually, China has urged the U.S. to stop "fabricating stories" and "mudslinging."

"Chinese laws forbid hacking or any other behavior harmful to cyber security, and it is an undoubted fact that the Chinese government resolutely cracks down on crimes," Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei said at a news briefing Thursday, as quoted by state news agency Xinhua.

During a televised interview last weekend, FBI director James Comey said China ranked at the top of a list of countries seeking to steal secrets from American companies - costing them billions of dollars each year.

Hong added, "Again, we urge the U.S. side to drop its wrongful fabrication of stories and deliberate mudslinging toward China, as well as stop its large-scale, systematic cyber attacks on other countries."

 



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