China rejects Australian parliament cyber attack claims as 'baseless' and 'irresponsible'

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Foreign ministry spokesman says speculation and sanctions will only ‘poison the atmosphere for cooperation’

China has hit back at suggestions it was behind a sophisticated cyber attack on Australia’s political parties, warning “irresponsible” and “baseless” speculation will heighten tensions.

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, revealed on Monday cyber experts believe a state actor was responsible for the attack, which also targeted the networks of federal parliament, but didn’t say which country.

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