"China is one of the primary victims from hacker attacks in the world. We are faced to severe threats coming from those cyber-attacks," Chinese Defence Minister General Chang Wanquan told reporters during a joint news conference with US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.

"The Chinese government consistently oppose and cracks down the cyber crimes according to our laws. The Chinese military has never supported any form of hacker activities," Chang told Pentagon reporters when asked about the allegations of Chinese cyber activities against the United States.

Cyber, he said, is a completely new domain, and cyber security has been a worldwide difficulty.

"We oppose of having any kind of arms race in the cyber domain and we oppose of taking use of information and technology to conduct any kind of operation and hostility towards another party in the cyber domain," he said.

"We oppose of taking technological advantage to weaken other parties' sovereign control in this domain. We are opposed of taking any kind of double standard in this domain," Chang said.

"Regarding how to solve the cyber security issue, I believe it requires the common exploration and co-operation between China and United States, rather than ungrounded accusation or suspicion," he said.


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