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China Calls for Increased Cooperation with FBI on Internet Security, Counterterrorism

China has called for increased cooperation with the FBI on matters pertaining to internet security and counterterrorism.

Reuters reports that Guo Shengkun, China’s minister of public safety, recently told FBI Director James Comey in a Beijing meeting that his country was willing to enhance its mutual trust and respect with the United States with respect to certain core interests.

“[We should] deepen law enforcement and security cooperation in the fields of Internet security and counterterrorism,” writes the Chinese state-owned news agency Xinhua paraphrasing Guo Shengkun.

To earn the respect of the United States, China would need to overcome a record of questionable internet security practices. This legacy includes evidence that state-sponsored hackers attempted to infiltrate American firms even after U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed to neither conduct nor support activities that would result in the theft of intellectual property online.

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China Calls for Increased Cooperation with FBI on Internet Security, Counterterrorism

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