Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
The United Kingdom and China agreed to cooperate by signing the bilateral agreement in Beijing, China. The agreement aims to create an effective cyber governance in the cyberspace. The cooperation also aims to enhance cyber security and e-commerce system in both states.
Both parties committed to cooperate in intelligence-sharing regarding cyber-terrorism, cybercrime, also transnational criminal activity, online child exploitation content, information theft, intellectual data property and any kind of cyber-attacks. They also coordinate in dispute escalation effort which includes investigation and law enforcement to prevent any potential misunderstanding regarding activities in the cyberspace. The United Kingdom and China will also hold discussions in the effort on combatting cybercrime, through a China-UK security dialogue, as well as the China-UK annual working conference on organized crime to share intelligence and experience. UK and China will increase the cooperation related any incidents and emergencies in the cyberspace by responding promptly any request for information or assistance in relation to malicious activities from and for both parties.
UK and China will also cooperate to develop the cyber infrastructure in both states by promoting the use of e-commerce by supporting each party national infrastructure plan, the China One Belt (COB), One Road and United Kingdom National Infrastructure Plan (UKNIP) and Northern Power House. Both parties realized the importance of developing physical and virtual connectivity in the communication field by also support experts exchange group and research and development for increasing the capacity of the e-commerce.
By cooperating with each other, this MoU is expected to create a more secure and safer cyber governance and also to strengthen and develop the relation between China and UK for future cooperation.