China has denied responsibility for alleged cyberattacks in the United States appearing to target exiled tycoon Guo Wengui, who has leveled corruption allegations against senior Communist Party officials and applied for political asylum. In a statement provided to Reuters on Sunday, the Ministry of Public Security said an investigation had found “no evidence” of Chinese government involvement in the alleged cyberattacks. The law enforcement agency said China had also provided the US with evidence that Guo fabricated documents used to support his asylum claims. The Washington-based Hudson Institute think-tank was scheduled to host Guo last Wednesday in a rare public appearance, but canceled the event the day before without explanation. The Hudson Institute said it had detected a Shanghai-based attack aimed at shutting down access to its website several days earlier. The event would have coincided with the visit of an official Chinese delegation to the US capital for a high-level law enforcement and cybersecurity dialogue between the two countries.
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