China News recently reported that Hong Lei, the spokesperson for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated at a press conference that China is strongly against Internet hacking. When asked about China’s response to the comments that the U.S. National Intelligence Director James Clapper made when he pointed a finger at the Chinese state-sponsored hacking, Hong said “some people” in the U.S. government should stop making “groundless accusations” against China. Hong said China was “also a victim” of Internet hacking. He asked for respect and trust from the United States. Clapper’s earlier comments also mentioned that the Chinese hacking and spying activities penetrated widely into many areas of the U.S.’ interests, and thus he justified his position of strengthening U.S.’ Internet security.
Source: China News, September 11, 2015