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China anticipates cybersecurity talks

on May 31, 2013 10:10 AM

BEIJING (AP) — China says it’s looking forward to “even-tempered talks” on cybersecurity issues when a Chinese delegation meets with U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel over the weekend.

Foreign Ministry spokes-man Hong Lei told reporters at a briefing today that the cybersecurity talks should work toward creating opportunities for cooperation on dealing with the threat.

The weekend meeting at a regional security forum in Singapore follows a report by the Defense Science Board that said nearly 40 Pentagon weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies were compromised by cyber intrusions.

The report said some of the intrusions appeared to be “attributable directly to the Chinese government and military.”

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