China denies spying accusations

UScharge‘purelyfabricated,’saysforeignministryspokesmanChinadeniedspyingaccusationsbytheUSDepartmentofJusticeonThursdayafteranallegedChin"purelyfabricated,"foreignministryspokesmanLuKangsaidatThursdaysroutinepressconference."WehopetheUScandealwiththeissuefairlyandlegallyandensurethelegitimateinterestsofaChinesecitizen"OnWednesdaylocaltime,theUSDepartmentofJusticepublishedastoryonitswebsiteheadlined"ChineseIntelligenceOfficerChargedwithEconomicEspionageInvolvingTheftofTradeSecretsfromLeadingUSAviationCompanies."XuYanjun,theallegedChinesespy,wasarrestedinBelgiumonApril1andextraditedtotheUSonTuesday,lligence,,boththeFBIandCIAreleasedveryhostilestatementsonChina,NiFeng,deputydirectoroftheInstituteofAmericanStudiesundertheChineseAcademyofSocialSciences,,CBSreportedthatCIADirectorGinaHaspelsaidChinawas"workingtodiminishUSinfluence.""NowtheUSistryingtocrafttheimageofanenemyforChina,notjustatraderival,butarivalingeneral,""inmanywaysrepresentsthebroadest,mostcomplicated,mostlong-termcounter-intelligencethreatwe[theUS]face,"pttheoppositeapproach,LusaidatThursday"needtobeawareofthisnewsituationandtheyshouldtrytokeepalowprofileandrespectthelocallaws,"estomaketrouble,alintelligencearenaintensifies,anexpertoninternationalsecurityandintelligencewhorequestedanonymitytoldtheGlobalTimes."ManyUSspieshaverecentlybeencapturedbyrivalcountries,sothiscouldleadtomoreretaliationfromtheUSside,""botchedthecommunicationsystemitusedtointeractwithitssourcesinChina,accordingtofivecurrentandformerintelligenceofficials."Chineseauthorities"systematicallydismantled"theCIAnetworkofagentsacrossthecountry,"executingdozensofsuspectedUSspies,"。