Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying also dismissed
the Times story, calling such reports “evidence that the New York
Times makes fake news.”
Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, she also offered two
suggestions apparently aimed at the Trump administration.
“If they are really very worried about Apple phones being bugged,
then they can change to using Huawei,” she said, referring to
China’s biggest telecommunications equipment maker.
A nice burn, but if Russia and China really are listening to Trump’s unsecure cell phone calls, they’re almost certainly doing it by tapping the cellular signal or phone network, not by hacking the iPhones he uses. I don’t think the Times story made this clear, but it should have.