In cyber spying row, Chinese media call US a 'mincing rascal'
Published on May 21, 2014 1:02 PM
BEIJING (REUTERS) - Chinese state media labelled the United States a "mincing rascal" and "high-level hooligan" on Wednesday in response to Washington charging five Chinese military officers with hacking US companies to steal trade secrets.
The indictment on Monday was the first criminal hacking charge the US has filed against specific foreign officials, and follows a rise in public criticism and private confrontation between the world's two biggest economies over cyber espionage.
As a first response, China suspended a Sino-US working group on cyber issues.
In an editorial, the Global Times, an influential tabloid run by the People's Daily, the official newspaper of China's Communist Party, said this was the "right move, but we should take further actions."
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