|Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang's Comment on Canadian Senior Official's Accusation of China's "Economic Espionage Activities"|
Q: It is reported that senior officials in the Canadian Government said recently that China engages in espionage in Canada to steal its industrial and high-tech intelligence. What comment does China have?
A: China had not engaged in any so-called "economic espionage activities: in Canada. The accusation is completely groundless and irresponsible. China expresses grave concern over this. We hope that the Canadian Government can make clear distinction between the true and false and do more to benefit the healthy development of China-Canada strategic partnership, instead of doing the opposite.