China urges U.S. to stop espionage and cyber attacks against other countries
Beijing [China], Mar. 9 (ANI): Beijing on Thursday urged Washington 'to stop its wiretapping, surveillance, espionage and cyber attacks against China and other countries' while expressing concern over the leaked Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) documents published by WikiLeaks.
"We are concerned about the relevant reports. The Chinese side is opposed to all forms of cyber attacks, and urges the U.S. to stop its wiretapping, surveillance, espionage and cyber attacks against China and other countries," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said in a press conference when asked if Beijing was planning any response, including a possible suspension of purchase of US tech-products in the wake of CIA leaks.
He added that the Chinese side is firmly committed to safeguarding its cyber security and is ready to enhance dialogue and cooperation with the international community to lay down a set of universally acceptable rules governing the cyberspace within the UN framework, and build a peaceful, secure, open, cooperative and orderly cyberspace through joint efforts.
WikiLeaks on Tuesday published a massive number of documents purportedly pertaining to the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) hacking programs. The documents detailed methods of hacking everything from smart phones and TVs to compromising Internet routers and computers used by the CIA.
WikiLeaks claimed that nearly all of the CIA's arsenal of privacy-crushing cyber weapons have been stolen, and the tools are potentially in the hands of criminals and foreign spies. (ANI)