Reuters logo
U.S. envoy to China urges cooperation against Internet theft
April 9, 2013 / 7:50 AM / 5 years ago

U.S. envoy to China urges cooperation against Internet theft

BEIJING, April 9 (Reuters) - China and the United States must cooperate on combating Internet theft, the U.S. envoy to China said on Tuesday, the latest comment in an issue that has become a thorn in relations between countries.

Ambassador Gary Locke also told a U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum in Beijing that all countries must find a legitimate balance between governance and a free, open internet.

Locke’s comments come a month after U.S. intelligence officials warned that for the first time, cyber attacks had replaced terrorism as the top threat to the United States. [ID:nL1N0C44CQ]

A U.S. computer security company said in February that a secretive Chinese military unit was likely behind a series of hacking attacks that targeted the United States and stole data from more than 100 companies.

China dismissed the accusation as baseless.

(Reporting by Terril Yue Jones; Writing by Megha Rajagopalan; Edting by Robert Birsel)

((terril.jones@thomsonreuters.com)(+86-10 6627-1003)(Reuters Messaging: terril.jones.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)) Keywords: CHINA USA/CYBER

C Reuters 2012. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of Reuters content, including by caching, framing, or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Reuters. Reuters and the Reuters sphere logo are registered trademarks and trademarks of the Reuters group of companies around the world.

Our Standards:The Thomson Reuters Trust Principles.
0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below