China to Work Hand-In-Hand with US to Fight Cybercrime

Screen Shot 2015-09-24 at 9.22.45 AMInterpretation: China promises to no longer commit cybercrime.

In Seattle, the talk was of cooperation.

In a speech to American business leaders Tuesday night, China’s president, Xi Jinping, pledged to work with the United States to prevent cybercrime. Mr. Xi’s long-anticipated visit comes over increased tensions over what White House officials say has been a concerted effort by China to attack the computer networks of businesses and government agencies.

“The Chinese government will not in whatever form engage in commercial theft, and hacking against government networks are crimes that must be punished in accordance with the law and relevant international treaties,” Mr. Xi said.

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