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China calls accusations of links to hacking ‘irresponsible’

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    In this May 20, 2014 file photo, Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei speaks during a daily briefing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs office in Beijing, China.
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BEIJING » China says any allegations it was involved in breaking into U.S. government computers are irresponsible and unscientific.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei made the comments Friday at a regular news briefing.

U.S. officials say China-based hackers are suspected of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. government personnel office and stealing identifying information of at least 4 million federal workers.

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