Chinese and US Presidents discussed cybersecurity

Presidents of China and the US, Xi Jinping and Donald Trump, have discussed cybersecurity issues during their meeting on 6 and 7 April at Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, as well as during their follow-up telephone call on 11 April. The report provided by the Chinese side, translated by CNN, reveals that both sides should pursue the four high-level dialogue mechanisms: diplomacy and security, economy, law enforcement and cybersecurity, and social and people-to-people exchanges. These four areas will be in focus of the implementation of the ‘100-Day Plan’, along with expanded exchanges and coordination on cyber issues, among other. While the report from the White House didn’t provide details on the meetings, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson subsequently confirmed the agreement about such high-level bilateral dialogue platform, adding that the US President also raised serious concerns about the impact of China’s cyber and other policies on American jobs and exports.