- Title: China calls US accusations of violating bilateral anti-hacking deal 'baseless'
- Date: 9th November 2018
- Summary: BEIJING, CHINA (NOVEMBER 9, 2018) (REUTERS) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING WALKING IN FOR REGULAR NEWS CONFERENCE JOURNALISTS SITTING (SOUNDBITE) (Mandarin) CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY SPOKESWOMAN HUA CHUNYING, SAYING: "The accusations you are referring to from the U.S. lack factual basis, and China firmly opposes them. China and the United States share important interests in cyberspace. In recent years, both parties have had effective communication and cooperation based on the cyber security agreement in 2015. We urge the U.S. side to cease its baseless criticism of China, and meet China halfway in jointly safeguarding the two countries' momentum for cooperation and communication in the realm of cybersecurity." NEWS CONFERENCE IN PROGRESS EXTERIOR OF CHINESE FOREIGN MINISTRY CHINESE NATIONAL FLAG FLYING
- Embargoed: 23rd November 2018 08:22
- Keywords: Cyber Hacking USA China Accusation agreement
- Location: BEIJING, CHINA
- City: BEIJING, CHINA
- Country: China
- Topics: Fundamental Rights/Civil Liberties,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00195S856V
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Beijing on Friday (November 9) rejected a senior U.S. intelligence official's accusation that China has been violating an agreement with the United States aimed at stopping cyber espionage through the hacking of government and corporate data.
Speaking in Beijing on Friday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying rejected the U.S. allegations. "The accusations you are referring to from the U.S. lack factual basis. China firmly opposes them," she told a daily news briefing. China and the United States have important shared interests in cyberspace, Hua said.
When asked on Thursday (November 8) if China was violating the 2015 agreement between the President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, National Security Agency official Rob Joyce said: "We think they are." But he added that the quantity and number of attacks had dropped "dramatically" since the agreement.
The United States and China will hold a delayed top-level security dialogue on Friday, the latest sign of a thaw in the countries' strained relations amid an ongoing trade row ahead of a planned meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi at the Group of 20 summit meeting in Argentina at the end of November.
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