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China and US Hold 1st Senior Experts Group Meeting on Cyberspace International Rules

2016/05/12

On May 11, 2016, in line with the important consensus on cyberspace security reached by China and the US during President Xi Jinping's visit to the US last September, the 1st China-US Senior Experts Group meeting on cyberspace international rules was held in Washington D.C. Director-General of the Department of Arms Control of the Foreign Ministry Wang Qun and Coordinator for Cyber Issues of the Department of State Christopher Painter of the US co-chaired the meeting. Chinese representatives from Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs, Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology and Ministry of Public Security as well as US delegates from Department of State, White House National Security Council, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security, Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Intelligence Council attended the meeting. Both sides, in an active, in-depth and constructive manner, discussed on issues related to cyberspace international rules, including state code of conduct as well as international law and trust-building measures related to cyberspace. The two sides agreed to duly hold the next meeting within 6 months.

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