Home / DoD / Christopher Painter Identifies Barriers in US-China Cyber Dialogue

Christopher Painter Identifies Barriers in US-China Cyber Dialogue


The chairman of the U.S.-China cyber dialogue said the two countries are yet to agree on cyber warfare regulations because they have not clearly defined cyber-related terms, Defense News reported Tuesday.

Zachary Fryer-Biggs cites Christopher Painter as saying that other barriers discovered during the first meeting with China include cultural differences and technical ambiguity.

Painter, the State Department cyber coordinator, told Defense News Chinese and local officials have not determined definitions of an attack and an intrusion.

“We always try to be very precise,” Painter said, according to the report

Fryer-Biggs reported that the U.S. does not agree with China’s cultural traditions that suggest ideas are public property and therefore intrusion or espionage is not against the law.

Check Also

GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *