Accuracy in Media

WASHINGTON — China now is asking the U.S. to clarify why the National Security Agency (NSA) has hacked into the servers of the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei.

huawei buildingReuters reported that the headquarters’ servers were hacked by the U.S. data-gathering agency, which is at the center of significant domestic criticism in the U.S.

Hong Lei, the spokesman for the Chinese company, said that the Chinese government was “extremely concerned” about the spying reports. He went on to say, “China has already lodged many complaints with the United States about this. We demand that the United States makes a clear explanation and stop such acts.”

NSA leaker Edward Snowden, who is hiding out in Russia to avoid punishment under American law, leaked the information to the New York Times and the German magazine Der Spiegel.

China has denied it has spied on the U.S., when some recent investigations have pointed toward that being a strong possibility.

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