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China dismisses US accusation of global hacking campaign

Foreign ministry spokesman blasts claims as 'politically motivated smears'

The U.S. mustered an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacking. The Chinese government dismissed the spying accusations as unwarranted.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China said on Tuesday that accusations made by the United States and its allies that the Chinese government has conducted a global cyber hacking campaign were unwarranted.

Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian said the accusations were politically motivated smears and the United States had not provided enough evidence.

The United States and its allies accused China on Monday of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries to publicly call out Beijing for hacking.

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