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U.S. State Dept Calls for Cyber Security Boost

Posted February 26, 2015

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues

(Hua Shengdun – China Daily)

The U.S. government pledges to have more cooperation with China on cyber security issues, an official from the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday in Washington.

“I believe I speak for both governments when I say we would like to do even more than we are doing, but we are pleased with what we have accomplished so far,” said William Brownfield, assistant secretary of state for international narcotics and law enforcement affairs, at a press briefing on national cyber security.

A former ambassador, Brownfield discussed the U.S.-China Joint Liaison Group on Law Enforcement Cooperation (JLG), a bilateral organization focusing on the global issues of cybercrime, corruption, intellectual property violations, drugs, repatriation of illegal immigrants and criminal fugitives.

It allows all of the major law enforcement players in both governments to “meet regularly and systematically” to “address general cooperation and specific case cooperation” and “allows us in an open and frank matter to discuss both things that we are doing well and we wish would work better”, he said. Click here to read more.

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