Washington, DC - Following the commitments made by the two countries during President Xi Jinping’s state visit in September 2015, the United States and the People’s Republic of China held the first Senior Experts Group meeting to address international norms of state behavior and other crucial issues for international security in cyberspace in Washington, D.C., on May 11, 2016.

The Senior Experts Group on International Norms and Related Issues is expected to meet twice a year.

Mr. Christopher Painter, Coordinator for Cyber Issues, U.S. Department of State, led the U.S. government delegation that included other representatives from the Department of State, Department of Defense, Department of Justice, Department of Homeland Security and other agencies. Mr. Wang Qun, Director-General of the Department of Arms Control, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, led the delegation from China. He was accompanied by representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of National Defense, the Cyberspace Administration of China, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Ministry of Public Security, and others.