MacKay presses Chinese minister on cyberattacks

li-mackay-singapore-0452039Defence Minister Peter MacKay said he laid down clear “markers” Monday in talks in Beijing on how to curb cyberattacks originating in China.

MacKay told his counterpart, Gen. Chang Wanquan, that Canada expects China to establish a “greater rapport” with other countries and play by a “rules-based framework” on the internet.

“I did lay down markers with my defence counterpart here in China, made it very clear that this is an issue of real concern to Canada,” MacKay said in a telephone interview from Beijing, where he became the first Western defence minister to hold talks with China’s new defence minister on his home turf.

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