On May 19, Ambassador Cui Tiankai made a solemn representation with officials of the US State Department against the US Department of Justice’s indictment of five Chinese military officers on allegation of cyber theft.
Ambassador Cui said that the US side fabricated facts and charged 5 Chinese military officers with so-called cyber theft. This move grossly violates the basic norms governing international relations and jeopardizes China-US cooperation and mutual trust. China urges the US side to immediately correct its mistake and withdraw the so called "indictment".
The position of the Chinese government on cyber security is consistent and clear-cut. China is steadfast in upholding cyber security. The Chinese government, the Chinese military and their relevant personnel have never engaged or participated in cyber theft of trade secrets. The US accusation against Chinese personnel is purely ungrounded and has ulterior motives.
It is widely known that the US government and relevant US institutions have long been involved in large-scale and organized cyber theft as well as wiretapping and surveillance activities against foreign political leaders, companies and individuals. China is a victim of severe US cyber theft, wiretapping and surveillance activities. Large amounts of publicly disclosed information show that relevant US institutions have been conducting cyber intrusion, wiretapping and surveillance activities against Chinese government departments, institutions, companies, universities and individuals. China has, on many occasions, made serious representations with the US side. We once again strongly urge the US side to make a clear explanation of what it has done and immediately stop such kind of activities.
Given the lack of sincerity on the part of the US to solve issues related to cyber security through dialogue and cooperation, China has decided to suspend activities of the China-US Cyber Working Group. China will react further to the US "indictment" as the situation evolves.