Cyber attacks, Uighurs : Beijing refutes a series daccusations - The Point

Attacked from all sides, Beijing responds. China has accused the United States of defamation after the indictment of two Chinese accused of cyber attacks agains

Cyber attacks, Uighurs : Beijing refutes a series daccusations - The Point

Attacked from all sides, Beijing responds. China has accused the United States of defamation after the indictment of two Chinese accused of cyber attacks against enterprises engaged in the search for a vaccine to anti-Covid-19. The u.s. department of Justice announced Tuesday the indictment of Li Xiaoyu, 34, and Dong Jiazhi, 33 years old, " the two hackers chinese (who) worked with the chinese ministry of State Security ".

Beijing has swept these charges. "The chinese government is a staunch defender of cyber security and it is always opposed to cyber attacks ", is provided in front of the press, a spokesman for the chinese diplomatic, Wang Wenbin, calling on the United States to "immediately stop their slander and libel" against his country.

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The consulate of China in Houston closed

According to the american authorities, the two pirates had encountered during their studies of engineers and stole trade secrets, estimated at several hundreds of thousands of dollars for ten years. Recently, they attacked businesses in california who worked on the research of vaccines, treatments or screening tests for the novel coronavirus, according to the federal prosecutor in charge of the dossier, William Hyslop.

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The two men, who have not been arrested, are a priori in China. The government of Donald Trump has adopted in recent months a tone very critical of China, accused by the president with concealing the extent of the spread of the new coronavirus during its appearance in the centre of the country, at the end of the year 2019. The consulate chinese in Houston in the United States has been closed "in order to protect american intellectual property and private information of Americans," said Wednesday a spokesperson for the u.s. State department after a sharp protest from Beijing.

Beijing denounced the "lies" France

In the wake of this, China has also denounced Wednesday the "lies" after the criticism of France on the situation of the muslim minority uighur in Xinjiang, in the north-west of the country. "We are firmly opposed to the use of religious issues for political purposes, and interference in the internal affairs of China," said a spokesman for china's public diplomacy after the French minister of foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian, has held Tuesday the "unacceptable," the internment of members of the minority uighur.

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Updated Date: 22 July 2020, 06:33

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