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People’s Daily Warns Google over Its Gmail Hacking Statement

On June 6, 2011, a tough warning appeared in the overseas edition of People’s Daily, rebutting Google’s statement that Chinese hackers may have organized attacks on U.S. and Asian government officials using the company’s Gmail service. “In fact, it is not the first time that Google has defamed China,” the official newspaper said. Such a statement by Google “strongly insinuates [without evidence] that the Chinese government directed the alleged cyber attacks. As such, for Google to point to China is baseless, with ulterior motives and sinister intent.” People’s Daily further states that Google has fallen into the role of a political tool to vilify others, and warns, “The market may abandon Google and it may become a political victim once the political climate changes.”

Source: People’s Daily, June 6, 2011