China defence ministry dismisses US cyberspying paper
BEIJING (AFP) - A Pentagon report accusing Chinese hackers of accessing US weapon designs contained "misjudgements", a spokesman for Beijing's defence ministry said on Thursday, adding that China could build weapons on its own.
US officials, confirming a Washington Post report, had said 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 defence ministry website, spokesman Geng Yansheng said: "There are misjudgements in the US claims."
"First they underestimate the security defence capabilities of the Pentagon and second they underestimate the intelligence of the Chinese people."