China's Foreign Ministry sets up cyber security office
Updated: 2013-06-14 21:29
BEIJING - China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has set up an office to deal with cyber security issues, a ministry spokeswoman announced Friday.
The cyber affairs office is responsible for diplomatic activities regarding cyber affairs, spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular press briefing.
China will continue to maintain communication and cooperation with all sides, she said, adding that China believes that rules should be formulated under the framework of the United Nations and China has put forward specific initiatives to work with all sides for the peace and security of cyberspace.
She said China will communicate with the United States about cyber security through the cyber security work group under the China-US strategic and security dialogue.
Hua said China has been one of the major victims of cyber attacks and the country opposes cyber attacks in all forms.
China believes that cyberspace needs neither fighting nor hegemony, but it does need regulations and cooperation, she said.