Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Cyber espionage: China and the US look for talks

After a war of words with mutual accusations flying between the two parties, it seems that the frontlines of the cyber espionage battle between the US and China may be softening up. Last week, China signalled a willingness to talk to the international community, especially the US. The Chinese Foreign Ministry has been quoted, by various sources including the Washington Post, as saying "Cyberspace needs rules and cooperation, not wars. China is willing to have constructive dialogue and cooperation with the global community, including the United States". 

According to the message, as reported by Chinese News Agency ChinaDaily, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi supports international rules under a United Nations framework and proposes concrete initiatives in that arena. Yang also protested at the criticism of his country; reports of hackers in China, backed by the government or military, were "built on shaky ground". Yang said the Chinese government was active in the fight against cyber-crime and had introduced laws to explicitly outlaw such activity.

More here: http://www.h-online.com/security/news/item/Cyber-espionage-China-and-the-US-look-for-talks-1821671.html

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