søndag 20. januar 2019

Chinese embassy in Sweden hits out at ‘totally irresponsible’ security threat claims

The Chinese embassy in Stockholm has lashed out at the latest “China threat” accusations, as Sweden steps up scrutiny of technology ties with the country. Its statement on Friday followed Swedish media reports that agreements to establish a controversial satellite station in the country’s north had been signed with the Chinese military.

The embassy rejected claims by Swedish politicians and media that China posed “security threats”. “Such claims, without any factual support, are deliberately hyped up fabrications. They are totally irresponsible,” the statement said. The embassy also said accusations about China’s “control” over telecommunications networks and infrastructure were “unjustified”.