Chang Wanquan: Hacker actions never supported by Chinese military: WASHINGTON DC, August 20 (ChinaMil) — Chang Wanquan, state councilor and defense minister of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who is on an official friendly visit to the U.S., expressed China’s stand on network security issues by using the word “oppose” for five times on August 19, 2013 to stress that the Chinese military has never supported any hacker actions.
Chang Wanquan met with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on the same day at the Pentagon and then met the press. This is the first time for Chang Wanquan to visit the Pentagon since he took the post as Chinese defense minister in March 2013.
Chang Wanquan expressed at the joint press conference that the cyberspace is a new field and cyberspace security threats have become a worldwide problem. China is one of the major victims of hacker attacks, suffering serious threats from network attacks.
Chang Wanquan stressed that China always advocates peaceful utilization of cyberspace, opposes arms race in cyberspace, opposes hostile actions and threats by using the information-based technologies, opposes making use of superiorities in network resources and technologies to weaken other countries’ cyberspace self-control and development rights and opposes double standards on network security.
“The Chinese government always firmly opposes and fights against cybercrimes according to law. The Chinese military has never supported any hacker actions,” said Chang Wanquan.