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China accuses US of 'hypocrisy' as hacking row escalates

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Beijing summoned the US ambassador and accused Washington of double standards Tuesday as a diplomatic row escalated over the unprecedented indictment of five Chinese military officers for cyber-espionage. 

Chinese Minister of Defense Chang Wanquan (R) shakes hands with US Ambassador to China Max Baucus during a ceremony at the Chinese Defense Ministry headquarters in Beijing on April 8, 2014

The world's top two economies have long been at loggerheads over hacking and China's defence ministry denounced Washington's allegations as "a pure fabrication by the US, a move to mislead the public based on ulterior motives".

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