Inside the Slow Workings of the U.S.-China Cybersecurity Agreement (Wall Street Journal)


Getting the world’s two largest powers to work together on a subject as touchy as cybersecurity was always bound to be difficult.

How difficult? Nine months after Barack Obama and Xi Jinping announced a surprise series of cyber agreements at the Rose Garden press conference, it appears China and the U.S. are still figuring out how to talk about it.

Speaking to reporters at a high-level U.S.-China dialogue on cybercrime held in Beijing this week, Department of Homeland Security Undersecretary Suzanne Spaulding said the two sides were busy setting up lines of communication to share information on cyber threats. Progress has evidently not been swift.