BEIJING, Sept. 6 (Xinhua) -- China on Thursday rebutted accusations that its military hacked into the British government's computer network, citing them "groundless" and "irresponsible".
"Some people are making wild accusations against China and wantonly saying the Chinese military attacked the British government's computer network. These are totally groundless and irresponsible and with ulterior motives," said Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu at a regular press conference.
"The Chinese government has always opposed any internet-wrecking crime, including hacking, and cracked down on it according to the law," Jiang said.
The Guardian reported Wednesday that Chinese hackers, some believed to be from the People's Liberation Army, have been attacking the computer networks of British government departments,
The disclosures came after reports that the Chinese military had hacked into a Pentagon military computer network in June. The Financial Times said Tuesday that American officials called it the most successful cyber attack on the Pentagon.
Chinese government has expressed its willingness to strengthen international cooperation, Jiang said.
"However, according to my knowledge, China's police have not received any requests from relevant countries for a joint investigation," Jiang said.