Beijing, Sep 13 (IANS) China and the US have reached an important consensus on combating cyber crimes, the media reported on Sunday.
The consensus was reached during a visit to Washington by President Xi Jinping’s special envoy Meng Jianzhu, a member of the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC) and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee, the Global Times reported.
During the visit from Wednesday to Saturday, Meng exchanged in-depth views on tackling outstanding issues of law enforcement and security, including cyber crimes with US Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson and US National Security Advisor Susan Rice.
Meng, who led a delegation of officials from the ministries of public security, state security, justice and information technology, said China and the US are countries with highly-developed internet technology.
Against the backdrop of frequent incidents and ever-increasing security threats in cyberspace, it is especially important for the two to enhance mutual trust and cooperation in the sphere of cyber security.
Stressing China’s firm stand against cyber attacks and commercial cyber espionage, Meng said anyone who conducts such acts in the Chinese territory violates the laws of China and will be subject to legal liability.
The China-US dialogue and cooperation on combating cybercrime serve the common interest of both countries and the international community, he added.