Chinese president discusses cybersecurity with Tim Cook, other tech executives

Chinese president Xi Jinping met with Tim Cook along with other tech leaders at the Internet Forum held at Microsoft's Seattle campus yesterday. The conference was attended by CEOs of leading US and Chinese tech companies, including Microsoft's Satya Nadella, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, Alibaba's Jack Ma, Ginni Rometty from IBM, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Intel's Brian Krzanich and several others.

Jinping said that China has the largest Internet user base in the world, and that the US possessed the "most-advanced Internet technologies." The Chinese president then called on cooperation between the two countries on issues relating to cybersecurity:

The two sides should, on the basis of mutual respect, carry out constructive dialogue on cyber issues and forge a new highlight of China-U.S. cooperation so that cyberspace will provide more benefits to the people of both countries, as well as people of the whole world.China advocates the building of a peaceful, secure, open, and cooperative cyberspace and believes that countries should formulate Internet-related public policies in line with their respective national realities.

Source: GeekWire

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