US demands China explain cyberattacks in face-to-face talks

AFP
Friday, January 15th, 2010

The United States on Thursday said it held talks with Chinese officials, calling for an explanation of cyberattacks against Internet giant Google and dozens of other firms.

“We have had a discussion today here in Washington with officials from the embassy. We raised the issue,” said State Department spokesman Philip Crowley, “we’ve asked them for an explanation.”

Google announced on Tuesday that it would stop bowing to Chinese Internet censors and could pull out of the world’s largest online market of 360 million users after a series of “highly sophisticated” cyberattacks aimed at Chinese human rights activists.

“The incident raises questions about both Internet freedom and the security of the Internet in China,” Crowley said.

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