China urges US to `properly handle` WikiLeaks issue

China Tuesday urged the United States to "properly handle" issues related to the leaking of secret diplomatic cables through the WikiLeaks website.

Beijing: China Tuesday urged the United States
to "properly handle" issues related to the leaking of secret diplomatic cables through the WikiLeaks website.

"We hope the US side will properly handle relevant
issues," foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said when asked
about the leaks.

The leaked cables contained allegations that China turned
a blind eye to illicit North Korean missile parts exports and
that the top Chinese leadership was behind cyberattacks on US
web search giant Google and US targets.
"We don`t want to see any disturbance to China-US
relations," Hong added during a regular press briefing.

Another cable quoted Chinese officials calling the
erratic North Korean regime -- China`s close ally -- a spoiled
child and said Beijing would be wiling to accept a reunited
Korea.
Top US diplomat Hillary Clinton yesterday accused
WikiLeaks of an "attack" on the world as key American allies
were left red-faced by the embarrassing revelations in the
vast trove of leaked memos.

Bureau Report

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