- The Washington Times - Monday, March 18, 2013

The newly installed Chinese premier said there’s no sense in China and the United States accusing each other of cybersecurity breaches.

They’re just not true, said Premier Li Keqiang, Reuters reported. The countries should avoid such “groundless accusations,” given hacking “is a worldwide problem,” he said in a Reuters report.

“In fact, China itself is a main target of such attacks,” the premier said. “China does not support, indeed we are opposed to, such activities.” He also advised that the two nations “spend more time doing practical things that will contribute to cybersecurity,” Reuters quoted.

In February, a computer security company in the United States reported that China was likely to blame for hundreds of security hacks into U.S. businesses and government sites.