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China denies involvement in Google cyberattacks




China denies involvement in Google cyberattacks
China denies involvement in Google cyberattacks



http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-10440208-83.html 

By Steven Musil
Security
CNet News
January 24, 2010

After warning of strained U.S.-China relations, China's government has 
issued a statement denying any state involvement in the cyber attacks on 
Google and some 30 other companies.

The statement, issued Monday Beijing time by China's Ministry of 
Industry and Information Technology and carried on the state news agency 
Xinhua, comes at a time of heightened tension between China and the 
United States over Internet censorship and security in China.

The "accusation that the Chinese government participated in (any) 
cyberattack, either in an explicit or inexplicit way, is groundless and 
aims to denigrate China," an unidentified ministry spokesman told 
Xinhua, according to an Agence France Presse report. "We are firmly 
opposed to that."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton formally denounced 
Internet censorship in a speech Thursday that was directed both at the 
private and public sectors. For corporations, she said, "Censorship 
should not be accepted by any company from anywhere. American companies 
need to make a principled stand."

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