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China hits back at US allegations of mass cyberthefts

US indicts two Chinese men for 'unacceptable' thefts across at least 12 countries

WASHINGTON/BEIJING -- The Chinese government on Friday denied American allegations that Beijing has long carried out cyberattacks on at least a dozen countries including the U.S. to grab troves of commercial and government secrets -- a response that further ratchets up tensions between the world's two biggest economies.

"The Chinese government had never participated in or supported stealing of industrial secrets," China's foreign ministry said in a statement. Beijing urged Washington to withdraw its accusations.

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