China’s state-run press agency accused the United States on Sunday of blaming Beijing for a recent rash of cyberattacks in order to advance its own interests.

In an op-ed published by Xinhua, China’s largest government-controlled media organization, recent claims of Chinese-sponsored cyberattacks waged at the Pentagon are dismissed as “self-serving rhetoric” invented by the U.S. government to boost America’s budget and “realize other ulterior motives.”

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