Chinese: Trump's email hacking accusations are baseless

China's Foreign Ministry disclaimed Trump's tweet, which stated that China hacked Clinton's emails.

August 29, 2018 11:12
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US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at state dinner, Great Hall, 2017

US President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping arrive at state dinner, Great Hall of the People, Beijing, 2017.. (photo credit: THOMAS PETER/REUTERS)


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China's Foreign Ministry stated that US President Donald Trump's statement on Twitter that China hacked the emails of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is nothing new.

Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that Clinton's emails were hacked by China. He followed by applying pressure on the FBI and Department of Justice to act, lest they be mistrusted.

"Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!" he tweeted a little after midnight on Wednesday.

China's Foreign Ministry, asked on Wednesday about Trump's claim that China hacked the emails, said such allegations were nothing new.

According to ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying who spoke at a daily news briefing in Beijing, China is a cybersecurity champion that opposes any kind of attack by way of hacking.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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