The war of words between China and the United States is heating up, after the U.S. brought cyber-hacking charges against five Chinese military officers last week.
U.S. has charged five Chinese army officers with hacking into private-sector American companies in a bid for competitive advantage. The indictment accuses officers of targeting America’s nuclear power, metals, and solar product industries. But China’s Ministry of National Defense hit back, saying the US claim is entirely unfounded and absurd.
“We have evidence of some countries conducting cyber attacks on China’s government, national defense organs, companies and important websites. We will further react to the U.S. indictment in accordance with the situation,” said Geng Yansheng, spokesman for the Ministry of National Defense, at a regular press briefing. CCTV’s Tang Bo has more from Beijing.