Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying refuted on Monday allegations of the involvement of her country on the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures.
"China never allows any foreign country or individual to carry out cyberattacks from Chinese soil or by using Chinese facilities. Such behavior, if discovered, will be dealt with severely in accordance with law," the state-run Xinhua News Agency quoted Hua as saying in Beijing.
She was commenting on a CNN report that a senator in South Carolina claimed China participated in the alleged cyberattack on Sony Pictures.
In a CNN program, Sen. Lindsey Graham hinted at China's involvement in the North Korean cyberattack on Sony Pictures and called for additional US action against North Korea. "I can't imagine anything this massive happening in North Korea without China being involved or at least knowing about it," Graham said.
"The Senator's remarks are neither conducive to resolving the problems nor strengthening mutual trust and cooperation on cyber security," Hua said.
Earlier this month, the US has accused Pyongyang of hacking Sony Pictures over a comedy film "The Interview" that depicts an assassination attempt on North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.