Beijing reiterates hacking offer after Obama remarks
AFPBEIJING -- Beijing on Thursday repeated its offer of international talks on hacking, including with the United States, after U.S. President Barack Obama stepped up Washington's rhetoric on the issue.
March 15, 2013, 12:25 am TWN
“China would like to carry out constructive dialogue and cooperation with the international community, including the U.S., on the basis of mutual respect and mutual trust,” foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said.
Her comments came after Obama said cyber threats affecting U.S. firms and infrastructure were increasing, with some being “state sponsored.”
“We've made it very clear to China and some other state actors that, you know, we expect them to follow international norms and abide by international rules,” he said in an interview with ABC News.
“And we'll have some pretty tough talk with them. We already have.”
Hua did not directly address Obama's remarks.
“China is also vulnerable in terms of cybersecurity and is one of the main countries that fall victim to cyberattacks,” she added.