Q: Did State Councilor Yang Jiechi and US Secretary of State John Kerry discuss cyber security and other issues during their talks on October 18?
A: State Councilor Yang Jiechi expounded China's position on the cyber security issue at the talks with US Secretary of State Kerry on October 18. Yang Jiechi pointed out that China firmly opposes and cracks down on all forms of hacker attacks. Dialogue and cooperation between China and the US in the field of cyber security is faced with difficulty due to the wrong actions taken by the American side. The American side should take positive actions so as to create conditions for the restart of dialogue and cooperation between the two countries in the field of cyber security.
Apart from that, Yang Jiechi also elaborated on China's principled positions on issues such as the South China Sea and human rights.