BEIJING, March 6 (Xinhua) -- The Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has not received Google's request for negotiations yet, said Vice Minister Miao Wei on Saturday.
Google's had never filed reports over alleged Internet regulation and cyber attacks to the ministry or requests for negotiations, said Miao, on the sidelines of China's annual session of the National People's Congress, the country's top legislature.
It had also never informed the ministry that it was planning to withdraw from China, the official added.
CPPCC spokesman denies Google accusation
BEIJING, March 4 -- CPPCC Spokesman Zhao Qizheng said at Tuesday's press conference that Google's accusation that it was attacked by Chinese hackers and its insinuation against the Chinese government was "groundless and unreasonable."
He says Chinese laws and regulations strictly prohibit hacker attacks of any kind, and have laid down legal punishment for those offenders." He said the Internet in China was open, and China would continue to provide a sound investment environment for overseas investors and protect their legitimate rights. Full story
Expert says China-U.S.tensions temporarily relieved
WASHINGTON, March 2 (Xinhua) -- Tensions between the United States and China will be temporarily eased as two senior U.S. officials visit Beijing with hopes of patching up ties, an expert said Tuesday.
"The United States sent two senior diplomats to China because it is reluctant to see U.S.-China rifts spiraling out of control," said Pei Minxin, a senior associate of the China Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Full story
Linking hackers' cyber attacks with Chinese government, military groundless: Defense spokesman
BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- The National Defense Ministry spokesman Thursday said associating hackers' cyber attacks with Chinese government and the military was groundless.
"The act to link up cyber attacks by hackers with the Chinese government and the military is both irresponsible and calculated to achieve hype out of ulterior motives," said Huang Xueping, spokesman of the Ministry of National Defense. Full story