) -- China encourages foreign companies to take part in Internet development "according to the law," a foreign ministry spokeswoman said after
threatened to shut down its Web site and its offices in the country.
China opposes cyber-hacking, said Jiang Yu, in response to a question about Google and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's comments that the case raises serious concerns,
"China's Internet is open and the Chinese government encourages development of the Internet," Jiang said,
"Chinese law proscribes any form of hacking activity," she added.
On Tuesday, Google it was no longer willing to censor its search results in China and could potentially
after it was the victim of hackers.
Google said it had evidence that computer hackers had accessed the email accounts of Chinese human rights activists. Google also said it discovered that at least 20 other large companies from a wide range of industries were targeted by hackers.
-- Reported by Joseph Woelfel in New York.
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