During the daily press briefing, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying dismissed the report as "fake news" and mocked the whole situation by bringing up Huawei, which the U.S. has repeatedly accused of state-sponsored spying.
"If there are concerns about Apple calls being listened-in on, then you can change to Huawei phones", she continued.
Or just cut all forms of modern communication with the outside world.
It has come to light that the US President uses three iPhones, two modified (by National Security Agency) models for official work and one a personal one, which is same as used by millions of other common citizens, for a conversation with his private contacts. She dismissed the report as another example of "fake news".
Frustrated current and former United States officials warned that President Donald Trump's personal Apple iPhone is being monitored by Chinese spies, according to The New York Times. Huawei has denied that its devices are compromised in this way.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that US President Donald Trump urged the Spanish government to tackle the Mediterranean migration crisis by building a wall across the Sahara desert. "Story is soooo wrong!" Trump claims that he only uses government phones, although we do know that there have been problems with his wish to use his own phone in the past.
A list containing the names of these people are said to be used by China in an attempt to influence the president's thinking on matters important to the country, like the U.S.
Trump's "phone security follows industry best practices and is closely managed under government supervision in conjunction with recommendations from industry partners", Gidley said, according to The Hill. Trump wrote on Twitter. "I like Hard Lines", he wrote.
"If they are very anxious about iPhones being tapped, they can use Huawei", said Hua Chunying, deputy director of the Chinese foreign ministry information department, according to a Thursday morning tweet by The Washington Post's Luna Lin. South China Morning Post reports that Hua Chunying, spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, said that if Trump is anxious about his iPhone being tapped, he should switch to Huawei (the implication being that a Huawei phone would be more secure).
The president often criticizes the N.Y. Times for its coverage of his administration and has called out numerous stories as "fake news".