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From the New York Times:

Xi Jinping Pledges to Work With U.S. to Stop Cybercrimes

From Defense One

White House: No Cyber Attack Pact with China, For Now

There is no definition of attack. Some in government consider every ping and attack. That’s great when you want use “millions of attacks” in your propaganda, I mean scary-gram, sorry, I mean news. Some of those same people call malware “passive surveillance”. (Here is a scholarly article on the term “attack” in international law and cyber security. See also footnotes 7 and 29 from a Geneva Convention protocol.)

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