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Beijing says US defence report hypes China threat

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Beijing on Tuesday dismissed an annual Pentagon report that accused it of widespread cyberspying on the US government, rejecting it as an "irresponsible" attempt to drum up fear of China as a military threat. 

A man walks past a 12-storey building (centre) alleged in a report on February 19, 2013 by the Internet security firm Mandiant to be the home of a Chinese military-led hacking group.

The paper came as concerns in Washington have grown over Beijing's double-digit rises in defence spending and a steady hacking campaign which the Pentagon says can be traced to the Chinese government and military.

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