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China called for a halt Tuesday to what it known as unscrupulous U.S. cyber spying, saying that a months’ lengthy investigation into reviews on the “ugly face” of U.S. espionage has concluded that China is an important target of these efforts.

The grievance in the form of a government company record comes a week after U.S. prosecutors charged 5 Chinese military officers with hacking into American companies to steal exchange secrets.

The file by using China’s web Media analysis center cited Tuesday through the reliable Xinhua information agency; mentioned media reports of former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks and said a subsequent investigation by way of Chinese language authorities “validated the existence of snooping actions directed towards China.”

“As a superpower, the united states takes good thing about its political, financial, militia and technological hegemony to unscrupulously monitor different countries, together with its allies,” mentioned the document, dated Monday. “the us’ spying operations have long gone a ways past the prison motive of ‘anti-terrorism’ and have uncovered its unpleasant face of pursuing self-hobby in full fail to remember of ethical integrity.”

It stated these operations had “flagrantly breached international rules, significantly infringed upon the human rights and put world cyber-safety beneath threat. They deserve to be rejected and condemned with the aid of the entire world.”

The web Media analysis center is overseen by way of the State Council data administrative center, the cabinet’s press office.

U.S. federal prosecutors say the 5 Chinese language defense force officers centered large-title American makers of nuclear and solar expertise, stealing personal business knowledge, delicate alternate secrets and techniques and inside communications for competitive benefit.

China has objected strongly to the charges. Chinese language foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said China’s govt and armed forces had by no means participated in any activity related to the cyber theft of trade secrets and that China had been a sufferer of U.S. spying.