The governments of the U.S. and China will hold regular meetings beginning next month to explore possible standards governing cybersecurity and industrial espionage, GMA News reported Monday.
A White House official told Agence France-Presse that high-level officials seek to tackle hacking incidents and set ground rules for cyberspace activities.
According to the article, the talks mark the first diplomatic effort to resolve tensions over cyber intrusions on U.S. corporate and government networks.
President Obama is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, speaking at a conference Saturday in Singapore, accused Chinese hackers of targeting the country’s defense networks.
China insists that it is a victim, not a perpetrator, of cyberattacks.