US and China in urgent talks on cybersecurity deal

The United States and China have been engaged in urgent negotiations in recent weeks on a cybersecurity deal and may announce an agreement when the Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives in Washington on Thursday, according to reports.

The agreement could address cyber attacks on power stations, cellphone networks and hospitals, according to unidentified officials cited by the New York Times on Saturday. The initial agreement, however, was likely to fall short of offering any protection against most of the attacks – including espionage and the widespread poaching of intellectual property – that China has been accused of conducting in the United States, the Times said. The White House declined to comment.


Source: US and China in urgent talks on cybersecurity deal, says report | Technology | The Guardian