China “strongly condemned” cyber surveillance on Thursday, calling it a common challenge for all nations and part of a wide range of cyber security threats. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the above comments in response to reports of a joint investigation by world media. This indicates that Israel’s NSO Group’s Pegasus software is being used to monitor journalists, human rights activists, and political dissidents around the world.
“If true, China will issue a strong condemnation,” Zhao said in response to a question on the matter. The Pegasus spyware controversy comes from the official media. “Network surveillance is a common challenge faced by all countries and is part of a wide range of cybersecurity threats,” he said.
“All countries should work on the basis of mutual respect, equality and mutual benefit, and respond to threats through dialogue and cooperation,” he said. He accused the United States of evading the facts when it accused China of cybersecurity threats. “The United States has formed alliances with its allies to discredit China with fabricated names. This is just to show your guilt. He said that most cyber attacks come from the United States.
On Monday, Zhao denied the accusations that the United States and NATO are carrying out global piracy activities. And claimed that with the encouragement of the United States, NATO has turned cyberspace into a new battlefield, which in turn can contribute to the cyber arms race. “The United States has colluded with its allies and made unsubstantiated accusations against China on cybersecurity issues,” Zhao said.
Unprecedented allies and partner groups such as the European Union, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Japan and NATO joined the United States on Monday in exposing and criticizing the malicious cyber activities of China’s Ministry of National Security .
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