China calls for joint efforts with U.S. to safeguard cyberspace

Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday called for joint efforts with the United States to ensure safe and open cyberspace.

Wang made the remarks while holding talks with visiting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Wang reiterated that China opposes any form of hacking.

Cyberspace should be a field where China and the United States can enhance mutual trust and boost cooperation, Wang said.

Both sides should remain calm and objective when handling related issues and conduct dialogue on the basis of mutual respect and trust.

Kerry arrived in Beijing Saturday morning, kicking off his first China visit since taking office.

China is the second leg of Kerry’s four-day east Asia tour, which has also taken him to the Republic of Korea. He will fly to Japan on Sunday.

Xinhua