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China Opposes Cyberattacks, Doesn’t Name North Korea

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NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 27: Wang Yi, Minister for Foreign Affairs of China arrives to speak at the 69th United Nations General Assembly on September 27, 2014 in New York City. The annual event brings political leaders from around the globe together to report on issues meet and look for solutions. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

China says it has told the U.S. that it is against cyberattacks and opposes any nation or individual launching such attacks from a third country, but did not directly condemn the Sony hackings that Washington has blamed on North Korea.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi made the comments to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in a phone conversation Sunday night, but did not blame North Korea for the hackings against Sony Pictures, according to a statement by the Foreign Ministry.

Meanwhile, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying warned Monday against suggesting that China was used as a platform for the attacks without sufficient evidence.

Sony Pictures canceled the release of “The Interview” after receiving threats of terrorist attacks from hackers. U.S. federal investigators have connected the hackings to North Korea.

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