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China "resolutely opposes" new US curbs on infotech imports

Published on Mar 30, 2013 2:14 PM

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China expressed "resolute opposition" and "strong dissatisfaction" with a new US cyber-espionage rule limiting imports of Chinese-made information technology products, state media reported on Saturday.

The remarks underscore growing tension between the world's top two economies after the United States accused China of backing a string of hacking attacks on US companies and government agencies.

China says the accusation lacks proof and that it is also a victim of hacking attacks, more than half of which originate from the United States.

The new provision, tucked into a funding Bill signed into law on Thursday, requires NASA, as well as the Justice and Commerce Departments, to seek approval from federal law enforcement officials before buying information technology systems from China.

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