China says cyber hacking is against Chinese law and that it welcomes international companies to operate in China, says a Voice of America news report. This comes one day after Internet giant Google said it is considering pulling out of China because of cyber attacks and because of mandatory censorship requirements.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu says Chinese law prohibits cyber attacks, including hacking. She says China administers the Internet according to law and that its administrative measures comply with standard international practice.
According to the report, Internet providers in China are required to filter out content that Beijing considers illegal, such as Web sites organized by outlawed group, Falun Gong. It also blocks Web sites run by Tibet's exiled spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, and some international news sites.
Earlier this week, Google made an unexpected announcement that is considering withdrawing from China because of cyber attacks and because it says it will no longer accept operating a filtered search engine in China.