Xi-Obama summit produces “breakthrough” on cyber issue -fmr US envoy

Former U.S. Ambassador to China Stapleton Roy, said the recent summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama was “very productive” and has produced “lots of areas” for cooperation.

“In some cases, as in cyber, we got a breakthrough in a sense, where we and China have jointly acknowledged, that theft of intellectual property through cyber means is a crime, and both governments will seek to curb that”, he said.

The two leaders agreed to set up a high-level dialogue mechanism on cyber security, with the first meeting scheduled at the end of the year. Then the dialogue will occur twice per year thereafter.

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