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China, US to jointly fight cyber crime

Updated: Jun 15,2016 10:06 AM     Xinhua

State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun (C) poses for a group picture with Suzanne Spaulding (L), Under Secretary of the National Protection and Programs Directorate at the US Department of Homeland Security, and Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the US Department of Justice, ahead of the Second China-US High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues in Beijing, capital of China, June 14, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

China and the United States on June 14 held a second dialogue on cybercrime.

Guo Shengkun, State Councilor and Minister of Public Security, lauded the progress made since the first dialogue in Washington last year.

Cybersecurity cooperation is in the interests of China, the United States and other countries, Guo said, advocating the dialogue as the major mechanism for cooperation.

Under Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Suzanne Spaulding and Bruce Swartz, Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Counselor for International Affairs of the Department of Justice, represented Secretary Jeh Johnson and Attorney General Loretta Lynch who could not attend the meeting following events on June 12 in Orlando.

The United States and China have many common interests in cybersecurity, and the US government believes that the two sides can turn those differences to cooperation, said the officials, and called for continued exchanges along with strengthened hotline contact, information sharing and cooperation on specific cases.

The two sides approved a plan for the hotline and agreed to hold a third dialogue in Washington later this year.

Meng Jianzhu, 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 met with US delegation to the dialogue.

The Second China-US High-Level Joint Dialogue on Cybercrime and Related Issues is held in Beijing, capital of China, June 14, 2016. State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun and the authorized representatives of US Department of Homeland Security and US Department of Justice co-chaired the dialogue on June 14. [Photo/Xinhua]

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