The Chinese government has denied any involvement in alleged hack attacks on Google and has responded to Hilary Clinton's own verbal attack on the People's Republic.
An un-named official told the the government-run Xinhua news agency: "The accusation that the Chinese government participated in [any] cyber attack, either in an explicit or inexplicit way, is groundless. We [are] firmly opposed to that," the unnamed spokesman of China's ministry of industry and information technology said, as the BBC reports.
China's state-run China Daily newspaper said the US wanted "to exploit its advantages in internet funds, technology and marketing and export its politics, commerce and culture to other nations for political, commercial and cultural interests of the world's only superpower".
It suggested the US snoops through people's emails willy-nilly.
It has a point.