WORLD China refutes German envoy's allegation on cyber security consultation

WORLD

China refutes German envoy's allegation on cyber security consultation

Xinhua

20:23, December 27, 2017

W020171227662882894410.jpg

Chinese foreign ministry on Wednesday criticized German Ambassador to China on the issues concerning bilateral cyber security consultation.

Michael Clauss, German Ambassador to China, said that Germany and China agreed to establish a consultation mechanism on cyber issues in June 2016, but up to now “such consultation has not been held due to China's lack of sincerity”.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said that some of the acts and remarks of the ambassador were not constructive, even wrong.

"China is always open to exchanges and cooperation with Germany in the field of cyber security," said Hua, noting that the two sides conducted thorough exchanges on the issue within the framework of the China-Germany high-level security dialogue in this June.

China has also repeatedly invited the German side to send a delegation to China for cyber consultations, but they never sent it, said Hua.

"It makes no sense that the German side now accuses China of lacking sincerity."

She said that as an ambassador, Clauss should well know the details. China expects the German Embassy in Beijing to be professional and responsible, and do what is conducive to the development and promotion of mutually beneficial cooperation.

(Li Lei contributed to the story)

Related Stories

Terms of Service & Privacy Policy

We have updated our privacy policy to comply with the latest laws and regulations. The updated policy explains the mechanism of how we collect and treat your personal data. You can learn more about the rights you have by reading our terms of service. Please read them carefully. By clicking AGREE, you indicate that you have read and agreed to our privacy policies

Agree and continue