China Downplays Hillary Clinton Claim It Hacked U.S. Information

China on Monday downplayed an accusation by U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton that Beijing had tried to "hack into everything that doesn't move in America".
At a campaign event in New Hampshire on Saturday, Clinton said the U.S. must be "fully vigilant" about China's military, adding that Beijing had stolen commercial secrets from defense contractors and "huge amounts of government information".
Beijing has in the past expressed outrage over U.S. government claims it engages in state-sponsored hacking of commercial information, saying China is itself a victim of hacking attacks.
Asked about Clinton's remarks, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said the two sides had taken a "constructive spirit" in tackling the issue.
In the most recent case involving suspicions of Chinese hacking, Obama administration officials have said China is the top suspect in the massive hacking of a U.S. government agency that compromised the personnel records of at least 4.2 million current and former government workers.
China has denied hacking into the computers of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.



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