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Congressional Research Service, U.S.-China Cyber Agreement, Oct. 16, 2015

This CRS report was written by John W. Rollins, Sarah V. Lawrence, Dianne E. Rennack, and Catherine A. Theohary. The CRS is a U.S. government research office under the Library of Congress.

October 16, 2015
During the state visit on September 24-25, 2015, President Xi Jinping of China and President Barack Obama reached a Cyber Agreement. Soon after, the White House released details contained in the agreement. In principle, the United States and China agreed, among other things, to
- provide timely responses to requests for information and assistance concerning malicious cyber activities,
- refrain from conducting or knowingly supporting cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property,
- pursue efforts to further identify and promote appropriate norms of state behavior in cyberspace within the international community, and
- establish a high-level joint dialogue mechanism on fighting cybercrime and related issues.
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