[ISN] Chinese public security chief heads to US for talks on cybercrime

www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy-defence/article/1885101/chinese-public-security-chief-heads-us-talks-cybercrime By Jun Mai scmp.com 30 November 2015 The first high-level dialogue between the United States and China on cybercrime is under way this week to flesh out a deal reached in September by the presidents of the two countries. State media reported on Sunday that Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun would be in the US until Thursday. Guo would also co-chair a ministerial meeting with Jeh Johnson, Secretary of the US Department of Homeland Security, Xinhua said. During President Xi Jinping’s visit to the US in September, the two countries agreed that they would launch biannual ministerial-level talks on cybersecurity by the end of this year. Talks on the subject had been suspended a year earlier after the US charged five Chinese military officers with hacking. US President Barack Obama said he and Xi agreed that neither government would knowingly support cybertheft of corporate secrets to support domestic businesses. Renmin University international relations professor Shi Yinhong said the talks would aim to nail down detailed points of agreement on cybersecurity but a breakthrough would be difficult to realise. […]