November 30, 2010 / 7:33 AM / 9 years ago

China urges U.S. to resolve issues on leaked U.S. cables

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the United States on Tuesday to “appropriately resolve related issues” concerning reports on a series of leaked U.S. State Department cables, a foreign ministry spokesman said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said at a regular news briefing that Beijing has noted the Wikileaks’ disclosure of a trove of State Department cables, but declined further comment.

Some Chinese officials do not regard North Korea as a useful ally and would not intervene if the reclusive state collapsed, according to the leaked documents that were published on Sunday.

The documents, the majority of which are from 2007 or later, disclosed an allegation that China’s Politburo directed an intrusion into Google’s computer systems, part of a broader coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by Chinese government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws, the New York Times reported.

Reporting by Chris Buckley; Writing by Sui-Lee Wee; Editing by Ken Wills

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