China denies engaging in cyber theft following US indictments on Equifax case

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China is also a victim of US cyber theft, surveillance and monitoring.
Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said that China is also a victim of US cyber theft, surveillance and monitoring.PHOTO: AFP

BEIJING (REUTERS) - China's foreign ministry said on Tuesday (Feb 11) the Chinese government and the military do not engage or participate in the theft of trade secrets through the internet.

The comments were in response to the US government's indictment of Chinese military hackers in the 2017 breach of the Equifax credit reporting agency.

Foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters during a daily briefing that China is also a victim of US cyber theft, surveillance and monitoring and said Beijing demands the United States stop such acts.