Foreign ministry says hacking attacks are an international issue and claims critics have ulterior motives in blaming Beijing.

This article titled “China denies Gmail hacking accusations” was written by Jonathan Watts in Beijing and Adam Gabbatt, for The Guardian on Thursday 2nd June 2011 14.45 UTC

China has rejected Google’s accusations that it is behind a wave of high-level hacking attacks and said its critics had “ulterior motives” in trying to blame the government in Beijing.

On Wednesday the search company revealed that Chinese hackers have stolen the Gmail login details of hundreds of senior US and South Korean government officials, as well as Chinese political activists – although China has rejected accusations it is behind the attacks, suggesting critics had “ulterior motives” in trying to blame the government in Beijing.

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