Chinese Embassy Spokesperson’s Remarks on Reuters report
2023-05-24 22:20

Question: The Reuters published a report on May 24, saying Chinese hackers attacked Kenyan government departments. What is your comment?

Spokesperson: The saidfalse report is groundless, far-fetched and sheernonsense. Hacking is a common threat to all countries and China is also a victim of cyber attack.Chinaconsistently and firmly opposes and combats cyber attacks and cyber theft in all forms.Tracing the source of cyber attacks is a complex technical issue. Moreover, it is a highly sensitive political issue to pin the label of cyber attack to a certain government without solid evidence. The relevant media should adopt a professional and responsible attitude and underscore the importance to have enough evidence when conducting reports, rather than make groundlessassumptions and accusations.

China and Kenya are good friends, good partners, and good brothers. Since the establishment of diplomatic relations 60 years ago, especially since the foundingof the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the partnership of equals between China and Kenya has been developingrobustly, with deepening political mutual trust and fruitful practical cooperation, bringing tangible benefits to both sides. Guided bythe principlesof sincerity, real results, amity and good faith and with a commitment tothe greater good and shared interests, China endeavorsto strengthen solidarityand cooperation with Kenya and work together with Kenya to strive for new progress in the China-Kenyacomprehensive strategic cooperative partnership. Whether the cooperation between China and Kenya is good or not, the people of the two countries have the most say. Any attempt to sow discord between China and Kenya is doomed to failureand will only disgraceoneself.