Over the past couple of months, China has been appointed as a cyber-villain on numerous occasions. The country’s Foreign Ministry fears that the accusations might have a negative impact on international cooperation.At a press conference that took place on Monday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying explained that some countries were regarding cyberspace as a new battlefield in order to justify their attempt to create cyber arsenals, China Daily informs.
The ministry believes that this increases the risk for a potential conflict and hopes that the baseless accusations will stop. In addition, it notes that cyber espionage campaigns distract attention from more important problems.
China highlights the fact that it has cooperated with law enforcement organizations from numerous countries in an effort to fight cybercrimes and cyberattacks.
The press conference came in response to reports by the German media about cyberattacks launched by Chinese actors against several high-profile organizations, including the European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company (EADS), and steel producer ThyssenKrupp.