China rejects economic espionage accusations from US

Beijing, China has strongly rejected allegations from the United States and a number of its allies criticising Beijing for economic espionage.

In a statement on Friday, the Chinese foreign ministry said it resolutely opposed the allegations and called on the US to drop the charges against the two Chinese citizens, identified as Zhu Hua and Zhang Jianguo.

“The Chinese government has never participated in or supported anyone in any way in stealing trade secrets,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said, calling the accusations a “deliberate defamation” pulled “out of thin air”.

She said China has lodged a formal protest with the US over the claims and urged Washington “to immediately correct its wrong practices and stop smearing the Chinese side on cybersecurity issues”.

Source: Jordan News Agency