China hopes WikiLeaks will not affect US ties
BEIJING: China said on Tuesday that it hoped revelations in U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks would not affect ties with Washington.
Among the leaked cables is one in which an unidentified Chinese contact alleged that the hacking of Google Inc, that led the Internet company briefly to pull out of China, was orchestrated by two members of China's Politburo, the nation's top ruling body. "It is ridiculous and not worth mentioning," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regular news conference. "We hope they will not affect bilateral ties with the United States." Citing the cables, the New York Times said China made repeated and often successful hacking attacks on the U.S. government, private enterprises and Western allies as far back as 2002. Alan Eustace, Google's senior vice president for engineering, declined to comment on reports, when asked about it on Tuesday at a Google forum in Beijing. -Reuters