Xinhua News Agency
August 27, 2007
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao told visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel
on Monday that China firmly opposed hackers and promised full
cooperation with Germany on the prevention and tracking of any hacker
Wen's comments came in response to a reporter's question concerning
reported Chinese hackers who attacked the computer networks of the
"The Chinese government attaches great importance to the hacker attack
on the German government networks," Wen said, adding China will take
"determined" and "forceful" measures to combat hacker activities.
Wen held hour-long official talks with Merkel on Monday morning in the
Great Hall of the People, at which the protection of intellectual
property rights (IPR) was listed as a crucial area for bilateral
"IPR protection is not only an issue between countries, but also a
requirement directly related to China's development," Wen said.
He vowed to punish IPR violators fully under the law.
Merkel said she believes China has set up a sound legal base for IPR
protection, while calling on specific measures to help fulfill the
Merkel arrived in Beijing Sunday night, kicking off her second official
visit to China as German chancellor. In her 4 day visit, she will also
meet with Chinese President Hu Jintao and top legislator Wu Bangguo.
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