The alleged Chinese cyber attack on Google and other top U.S. Internet firms — and larger issues of China’s Internet censorship — continue to fuel the escalating war of words between U.S. and Chinese officials. eSecurity Planet examines China’s newest claims and its criticism of the U.S.’s own Internet policy.
China has stepped up its war of words with the United States over its Internet policy, delivering a thinly veiled rebuke of U.S. criticism in the form of an interview published today in the state-run Xinhua news service.
The comments of an unidentified government spokesperson continued the backlash against a speech delivered last week by U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who called on the Chinese government to investigate the wave of cyber attacks against Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) and other sites that prompted the search giant to threaten to shutter its operations in that country.
“Accusation that the Chinese government participated in cyber attack, either in an explicit or inexplicit way, is groundless and aim to denigrate China,” the spokesman said. “We [are] firmly opposed to that.”