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China Denies Microsoft Hack, Says U.S. and Allies Ganging Up

  • Foreign Ministry spokesman calls the accusation unwarranted
  • China and the U.S. are already at odds over range of issues
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U.S., Allies Link Microsoft Hack to Chinese Government
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China rejected accusations by the U.S., U.K. and their allies that actors linked to the Asian nation’s government were behind the Microsoft Exchange hack and other “malicious cyber activities.”

“The U.S. ganged up with its allies and launched an unwarranted accusation against China on cybersecurity,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said Tuesday at a regular press briefing in Beijing. “It is purely a smear and suppression out of political motives. China will never accept this.”