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China-Africa Cyberspace Development and Cooperation Forum

According to China’s state media People’s Daily, on August 24, the State Internet Information Office of China, also known as the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) hosted a Forum on China-Africa Cyberspace Development and Cooperation. The Forum was held online.

Zhuang Rongwen, the head of CAC, China’s top regulator of cyberspace, proposed to promote the development of the digital economy and deepen tolerance and mutual trust with African countries. The initiative also included strengthening cyberspace governance, and a deepening of cooperation in the development of cyberspace. Zhuang explained that China has launched the “China-Africa Initiative on Building a Community of Common Destiny in Cyberspace” and welcomed the support and participation of African countries. In the coming three years, China will work with the African side to design practical cooperation initiatives in the digital field.

China’s National Computer Network Emergency Response Center (CNCERT) also signed a memorandum of cooperation with the National Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) of the Benin Republic.

Source: People’s Daily, August 25, 2021