China rejects US hacking claims before Trump-Xi meeting

FILE - In this Thursday, July 12, 2018, file photo, the container ship Maersk Emerald is unloaded at the Port of Oakland, Calif. A U.S. government report ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping accuses China of stepping up hacking aimed at stealing American technology as a tariff dispute escalated. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

BEIJING — China's government has rejected a U.S. report that accuses Beijing of stepping up efforts to steal technology ahead of a meeting between Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping.

The Commerce Ministry on Thursday accused Washington of destroying trade relations and rejected the U.S. Trade Representative's report as "groundless accusations."

Both sides have raised tariffs on billions of dollars of each other's goods in a fight over U.S. complaints that Beijing steals or pressures companies to hand over technology.

The USTR report said computer hacking attacks traced to China and aimed at stealing American technology have increased this year.

Trump and Xi are due to meet this month in Buenos Aires during a gathering of the Group of 20 major economies.

You may also interested in

China imports grow in August for 1st time in 2...

Sep 8, 2016

China trade showed unexpected strength in August in a positive sign for global economic growth

Winds may finally clear 'scary' pollution from...

Dec 21, 2016

The dense smog that has smothered much of China for five days may soon clear, giving relief to...

Argentine soccer star Carlos Tevez signs $40M...

Dec 29, 2016

Argentine striker Carlos Tevez has signed to play for Shanghai Shenhua, becoming the latest in a...

China says some factories have violated anti-smog...

Jan 3, 2017

China's environmental ministry says an unspecified number of companies have violated measures meant...

A look at how Trump might shake things up in Asia

Jan 16, 2017

Donald Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in...

About Us

Frontal Report is an emerging leader in all forms of media. We aim to be the leading news brand for readers around the world.

Contact us: sales[at]frontalreport.com

Subscribe Now!