A Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson on Wednesday criticised the stance of German Ambassador to China on issues concerning bilateral cyber security consultation.
Hua Chunying was commenting on recent remarks by German Ambassador to China Michael Clauss, at a daily press briefing.
The ambassador allegedly said in a recent interview that in June 2016, Germany and China agreed to establish a consultation mechanism on cyber issues, but up to now such consultation has not been held due to Chinas lack of sincerity.
China is always open to exchanges and cooperation with Germany in the field of cyber security, said Hua, noting that the two sides conducted thorough exchanges on the issue within the framework of the China-Germany high-level security dialogue in this June.
China has also repeatedly invited the German side to send a delegation to China for cyber consultations, but they never sent it, said Hua.
She said that as an ambassador, Clauss should well know the details. China expects the German Embassy in Beijing to be professional and responsible, and do what is conducive to the development and promotion of mutually beneficial cooperation.