China is against cyberspace attacks, willing to cooperate with other countries: Foreign Ministry
Published: Apr 21, 2021 08:03 PM
Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Photo: VCG

Wang Wenbin, spokesperson of China's Foreign Ministry Photo: VCG

China is willing to cooperate with other countries to safeguard global cybersecurity and opposes any country or organization smearing China on the issue of cybersecurity in order to achieve their political goals, the Chinese Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

In response to an allegation that Chinese hackers assaulted US national defense companies, Wang Wenbin, a spokesperson of the Foreign Ministry, said that "given the virtual nature of cyberspace and the fact that there are all kinds of online actors who are difficult to trace, identifying cyber-related assaults should be based on evidence, rather than groundless speculation."

"In fact, we all see that the US has been the largest empire of cyber hackers and eavesdroppers in the world," he added.

"China firmly opposes and fights cyberattacks in all forms. This position is consistent and clear. Hacker attacks are a global issue that requires international cooperation to deal with," Wang added.

In September last year, China launched the Global Data Security Initiative, offering China's plan to the formulation of global digital governance rules, which received a positive response from many countries around the world, according to Wang.

"Just last month, China and the Arab League signed a data security cooperation initiative. Arab countries have become the first region in the world to launch a data security initiative with China," Wang added.