September 4th, 2007 07:16 EST
U.S. hacked by the Chinese Government
The Chinese government has rejected accusations by the United States that its military hacked into the Pentagon's computer network in June, labeling them "groundless".
"The Chinese government has always opposed any Internet-wrecking crime, including hacking, and cracked down on it according to the law," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at a regular press conference.
The Financial Times, citing former and serving U.S. officials, said the Chinese People's Liberation Army hackers broke into a U.S. Defence Department network in June.
"Some people are making wild accusations against China and wantonly saying the Chinese military attacked the Pentagon's computer network. These are totally groundless and also reflect a Cold War mentality," Jiang said.
Jiang said China and the United States have worked together to build relations and the two militaries are enjoying a good momentum in exchanges.
She also said hacking was an international problem and that China itself has also been attacked.
"China would like to work with other countries to take measures to crack down on web crime," she said.