China and USA agree to jointly fight Cyber Security in their first ever Cyber security ministerial level dialogues

WASHINGTON - The White House on Wednesday lauded the first China-US ministerial dialogue on fighting cyber crimes as "an important step" that will strengthen the bilateral relations. "The fact that the dialogue, however, is taking place is an important step," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told a daily news briefing. "Being able to communicate clearly with our Chinese counterparts, whether they're national security officials or law enforcement officials, is important and can strengthen the relationship between our two countries and can advance goals that both of our countries share." .The two-day talks were co-chaired by China's State Councilor and Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun with US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson. The US has repeatedly pointed a finger at the Chinese government for alleged sponsoring of cyber theft of US commercial secrets to help Chinese companies gain advantages in commercial competition. China has flatly rejected the charges, citing its policies and laws forbid any form of such activities. In meeting of on the side lines of the climate change summit in Paris, Obama and Xi once again discussed the cyber security issue during their meeting in France where they attended the UN Climate Change Conference two days ago. (China daily)