China and the United States reached an important consensus on fighting cybercrimes at the first round of high-level dialogue on the issue in Washington on Tuesday.
The two sides agreed on a guiding principle for fighting Internet crimes and related issues. They agreed to set up a hotline mechanism; determined a number of cases for cooperation in cybersecurity; reached more consensus on cyber counter-terrorism cases and bid to strengthen their capacities to battle electronic crime.
The hotline would allow direct communications between officials from both sides, including ministerial and vice-ministerial-level officials, on important and emergent cases.
Both sides agreed to hold law enforcement training for the other side in 2016. In the first half of next year, the Chinese side will provide a 10-day training course for 15 U.S. law enforcement personnel in Beijing.
The Chinese side also proposed to hold a cyber counterterrorism symposium in China in the first half of next year. Internet giants such as Google and Facebook are expected to be invited to participate.
The talk on Tuesday was co-chaired by China's State Councilor Guo Shengkun, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson.