The United States and China will need to work out a high-level understanding to limit cyber attacks and spying, U.S. elder statesman Henry Kissinger said on Tuesday.
“There’s really no way to solve this except by some kind of understanding of limitations,” said Kissinger, a former U.S. secretary of state and an architect of U.S. opening of relations with China in the 1970s.
“If you take it case by case it will lead to accusations and counter-accusations,” he said at an event hosted by Thomson Reuters.
Chinese entities have been suspected in a spate of attacks on Google Inc email accounts of U.S. officials, think tanks and media, as well as Chinese democracy activists and Tibetan exiles.
Kissinger said he assumed both the United States and China had significant espionage capabilities and the key was finding the way to discuss them with the Chinese.
“To define what the limitations might be — that is the so
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