According to the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hua Chunying made a speech on the mistakes and deeds of the United States on cyber security issues.
Hua Chunying said that on December 20th, the US fabricated facts and made nothing out of it. On the cyber security issue, the Chinese side made unreasonable accusations and "prosecutes" two Chinese personnel on the grounds of the so-called "network stealing." This move is a serious violation of the basic norms of international relations and seriously damages Sino-US cooperation. The nature is very bad. The Chinese side is resolutely opposed to this and has already made solemn representations to the US.
The Chinese government's position on cybersecurity issues is consistent and clear. China is a staunch defender of cybersecurity and has consistently opposed and cracked down on any form of cybersecurity. The Chinese government has never participated in or supported anyone in any way in stealing trade secrets.
For a long time, it has long been an open secret for the relevant departments of the United States to conduct large-scale and organized network theft and monitoring and monitoring activities for foreign governments, enterprises and individuals. The US side has blamed China for its unwarranted nickname in the name of "cyber stealing". It is purely a slap in the face and deceives itself. China will never accept it.
We urge the US to immediately correct the wrong practices, stop smearing the Chinese side on cyber security issues, and revoke the so-called prosecution of Chinese personnel, so as to avoid serious damage to the relations between the two countries and the cooperation between the two sides in related fields. China will take necessary measures to firmly safeguard China's cybersecurity and its own interests.
Individual countries such as the United Kingdom have also published rumors about China on cybersecurity issues. They are purely out of thin air and have ulterior motives. We will never accept it and resolutely oppose it. We urge these countries to respect the facts and stop deliberate defamation of China, so as not to damage their bilateral relations and cooperation with China in important areas.