China Tuesday categorically rejected the ‘groundless accusations’ made by the Australian government on cyber issues and accused Australia for following the steps and parroting the rhetoric of the US.
“It is well known that the US has engaged in unscrupulous, massive and indiscriminate eavesdropping on many countries including its allies”, a spokesperson of Chinese Embassy said in a statement.
Spokesperson termed the United States as the world champion of malicious cyber attacks and accused Australia also has a poor record, including monitoring the mobile phone of the president of its biggest neighbor country, not to mention acting as an accomplice for the US’ eavesdropping activities under the framework of Five Eyes alliance.
“What the Australian government has done is extremely hypocritical, like a thief crying “stop the thief”, Spokesperson added.
Spokesperson made it clear that as a victim of cyber attacks, China always firmly opposes cyber attacks and cyber theft in all forms, and calls on countries to advance dialogue and cooperation to safeguard cyber security.
“China put forward the Global Initiative on Data Security last September, and hopes that all countries will respond positively to jointly foster a peaceful, secure, open and cooperative cyberspace, if they genuinely care about cyber security”, spokesperson concluded.