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China, Japan, ROK hold cyber security meeting in Beijing

Updated: Oct 22,2014 7:13 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — Senior diplomats from China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) gathered in Beijing on Oct 21 for a cyber security meeting to enhance trust and cooperation in cyberspace, a spokeswoman said on Oct 22.

The meeting is the first of its kind since the establishment of the China-Japan-ROK cyber security consultation mechanism this year, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular news briefing.

Diplomats from the three countries in charge of cyber affairs co-chaired the meeting, Hua said, without naming the officials. Each side introduced their own cyber policies and institutions and discussed the norms of cyberspace and enhancing mutual trust, she said.

The three countries discussed the process of building trust online within the framework of the International Telecommunication Union, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, BRICS — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization, according to Hua.

They also touched upon combating cyber crime and terrorism as well as Internet emergency response cooperation. They agreed to hold the second meeting of the cyber security consultation mechanism in the ROK next year, the spokeswoman added.