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Reports: US, China Agree to Continue Bilateral Cyber Partnership

The U.S. and China have agreed to extend a cybersecurity cooperation partnership that was originally forged between the two countries in 2015, MeriTalk reported Tuesday.

Both countries aim to further bilateral efforts to address cyber crime, exchange threat information, protect networks.

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions; Elaine Duke, acting secretary at the Department of Homeland Security; and Guo Shengkun, Chinese state councilor and minister of public security, spearheaded the first U.S.-China Law Enforcement and Cybersecurity Dialogue on Oct. 4.

The report said Chinese and U.S. governments seek to advance cyber and law enforcement priorities through LECD.

Bloomberg reported Friday some officials from the two countries said renewal of the partnership could help reduce cyber risks to business intellectual property and trade secrets.

Chinese President Xi Jinping reached the bilateral cybersecurity consensus with Former President Barack Obama during the 2015 China-U.S. High-Level Joint Dialogue on Combating Cyber Crimes and Related Issues.

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