China and the United States have reached an important consensus on cyber security in a three-day meeting ahead of Chinese P
China and the United States have reached an important consensus on cyber security in a three-day meeting ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s upcoming trip to the US.
President Xi’s special envoy Meng Jianzhu, head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, exchanged views with US Secretary of State John Kerry and security officials Jeh Johnson and Susan Rice.
Meng said that it's especially important for the two countries to enhance trust and cooperation in the sphere of cyber security.
He stressed China’s firm stand against cyber attacks and commercial cyber espionage. He said that anyone who conducts such acts in the Chinese territory violates the laws of China and will be subject to legal liability.
There has been some tension between the two countries over cyber security issues, with the US accusing Chinese hackers of attacking US computers.
US national security adviser Susan Rice had a "frank and open exchange about cyber issues" in her meeting with Meng, according to a White House statement.
China-US dialogue and cooperation on combating cybercrime serve the common interest of both countries and the international community, according to Meng.