BEIJING, China - China again said Tuesday it hoped that the ongoing revelations from secret US diplomatic cables leaked by whistleblower website WikiLeaks would not affect Beijing's relations with the United States.
"The absurd content is not worth commenting on and we hope that it will not disturb bilateral ties," foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu told reporters. WikiLeaks has released 250,000 US diplomatic cables, embarrassing a number of US allies and foes.
Some of the documents contained allegations that China may have turned a blind eye to illicit exports of North Korean missile parts and that the top Chinese leadership was behind cyberattacks on Google and US targets. In one cable, Chinese officials are quoted as calling the erratic North Korean regime - China's close ally - a "spoiled child."
Another document said Vice Premier Li Keqiang had admitted in 2007 that some of the country's economic data was "man-made".
The foreign ministry previously urged the United States to "properly handle" the leaking of secret diplomatic memos, but has refused to comment on individual leaks involving Beijing.
Foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei said last week that Beijing didn't want "to see any disturbance to China-US relations".
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has accused WikiLeaks of an "attack" on the world as key American allies were left red-faced by the embarrassing revelations in the vast trove of leaked memos.