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China, Canada Vow Not to Conduct Cyberattacks on Private Sector

Posted June 26, 2017

Under Economic Issues, International Trade Issues


(Subrat Patnaik, Michael Martina, David Ljunggren & Ben Blanchard – Reuters)

China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyber attacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.

The Canadian government, under pressure to show it is not being too soft on China, described the deal as a step toward dealing with Chinese espionage, the Globe and Mail reported on Monday.

“This is something that three or four years ago (Beijing) would not even have entertained in the conversation,” an unnamed official told the paper, which first reported the agreement. Click here to read more.

Related: Canada and China Strike Corporate Hacking Deal (Globe & Mail)