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China's Military Warns Washington, Denies Hacking

A Chinese man browses the web in Beijing in January.
China's military has warned the United States to "speak and act cautiously" to avoid reigniting tensions between the two powers.

Huang Xueping, spokesman for the Chinese Ministry of Defense, said his government would not reverse its decision to suspend "bilateral military plans" with Washington after it said in late January that it would sell $6.4 billion of arms to Taiwan.

In January, Internet search company Google threatened to pull back from China after complaining of censorship and hacking attacks on it and other companies.

Analysts said those attacks were sophisticated operations, possibly overseen or abetted by the Chinese military.

But Huang, quoted by state news agency Xinhua, said that "linking Internet hacking activities to the Chinese government and military is totally unfounded and utterly irresponsible."

compiled from agency reports