Date
19 August 2017
More than 1,000 participants will discuss a wide range of internet-related issues at a global summit in China next month. Photo: Internet
More than 1,000 participants will discuss a wide range of internet-related issues at a global summit in China next month. Photo: Internet

Beijing seeking consensus with US on internet rules

China will seek wider cooperation with the United States at an upcoming global summit on how the internet should be governed, China Daily reported Friday.

“I believe that we can forge more agreements and maintain Sino-US relations, Lu Wei, director of the Cyberspace Administration of China, told reporters in Beijing.

The conference, which will be held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province, from Nov. 19 to 21, has attracted more than 1,000 participants from nearly 100 countries and regions.

Most are from the US, including government officials, internet executives and specialists, the report said.

Participants will discuss key internet-related issues, including mobile networks, cross border e-commerce, cybersecurity and online anti-terrorism measures.

Lu said China is one of the nations worst hit by online threats, with more than 10,000 Chinese websites attacked every month, of which about 80 percent are government-owned.

These threats come mainly from the US, adding that China has always taken a strong approach to those using their technical skills on the internet to attack other countries and steal information from them, Lu said.

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