30 May '13, 1pm

China dismisses US cyberspying paper

BEIJING — A Pentagon report accusing Chinese hackers of accessing US weapons designs contained “misjudgements”, a spokesman for Beijing’s defence ministry said Thursday, adding China could build weapons on its own. US officials, confirming a Washington Post report, had told AFP the breaches were part of a large-scale cyber spying campaign against top US defence contractors and government agencies. In a statement posted on the defense ministry website, spokesman Geng Yansheng said, “There are misjudgements in the US claims. “First they underestimate the security defense capabilities of the Pentagon and second they underestimate the intelligence of the Chinese people. “China is fully capable of building the weapons and equipment needed to defend national security.” Geng cited as examples the country’s new aircraft carrier, fighter jets, transport aircraft and its satellite n...

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