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China Daily (Canada) - - FRONT PAGE - By WU JIAO and FU JING in Ufa, Rus­sia and ZHAO SHENGNANBy CAO YIN in Bei­jing caoyin@chi­

Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping con­firmed The coun­try’son Wed­nes­day cy­berspacethat he net­workhas in­vit­ed­will be Rus­sian­shut down­coun­ter­part tem­po­rar­ily Vladimir in Putin someto visit re­gions Chi­naif a in breach Septem­berof se­cu­rityand at­tend oc­curs,the coun­try’s ac­cord­ing ac­tiv­i­tiesto a com­mem­o­rat­ing­draft law on In­ter­net­the se­cu­ri­ty70th an­niver­saryis­sued by of China’sthe end topof World leg­is­la­ture.War II.

HeIn a also move said to the en­suretwo coun­tries State se­cu­rity should and use pub­lic­the Shang­hai or­der, Co­op­er­a­tion gov­ern­ments Or­gan­i­sa­tionin the coun­try’sas a key plat­form prov­inces, to in­te­grate au­ton­o­mous China’s Silk re­gion­sRoad ini­tia­tives and and mu­nic­i­pal­i­tiesRus­sia’s as­pi­ra­tionscould take un­der mea­sures­the Eurasianto re­strict Eco­nomic In­ter­net Union use frame­work.with State Coun­cil per­mis­sionXi made thein the re­mark­sev­ent of in a Ufa, se­ri­ous cap­i­tal se­cu­ri­tyof the breach Re­pub­lic in of their Bashko­r­tostanarea. in Rus­sia, dur­ingThe a draft, meet­ing drawn with up Putin by short­lythe Standin­gafter he Com­mit­teear­rived for two of key the an­nual Na­tional sum­mits Peo­ple’s in­volv­ing Congress, groups in was which re­leased China and on Rus­sia Wed­nes­day.are ma­jor play­ers.

The The sum­mits Stand­ing of Com­mit­teethe BRICS groupheld ini­tialof emerg­ing dis­cus­sions economies on — the Brazil, pro­posed Rus­sia, law In­dia, from China June and24 to SouthJuly 1, Africaand it — has and been­the SCO, up­loaded which to group­s­the com­mit­tee’sChina, Rus­sia, web­site. Kaza­khstan,The public Kyr­gyzs­tan, has un­til Ta­jik­istanAug 5 to and of­fer Uzbek­istan, opin­ions. are sched­uled to last

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Later on Wed­nes­day, Xi emer­gency and alert sys­tem, met with In­dian Prime Min­is­ter im­prov­ing pro­tec­tion Naren­dra Modi ahead of in cy­berspace and con­trol­ling an ex­pected de­ci­sion to ad­mit dam­age if a breach In­dia and Pak­istan as mem­ber oc­curs, ac­cord­ing to a states of the SCO dur­ing state­ment from the leg­is­la­ture. the sum­mit. Putin, speak­ing dur­ing his The draft, cov­er­ing seven sec­ond meet­ing with Xi in the se­cu­rity sec­tions and 68 past two months, said Rus­sia is fully aware of the eco­nomic and diplo­matic dif­fi­cul­ties it is deal­ing with, and be­lieves the items, prob­lem­salso stip­u­lates­can be re­solvedthat by net­work work­ing with op­er­a­tors China. and In­ter­net­The two au­thor­i­ties­sum­mits comeare amid obliged strainedto stop the ties spread be­tweenof Rus­si­a­posts that and breakthe laws. West They over Ukrainealso must and just record weeks such af­ter the breaches Euro­pean and Union re­port ex­tend­edthem theto ap­pro­pri­ate­sanc­tions it bod­ies. im­posed on Rus­si­aLi Yux­iao,a year ago.a pro­fes­sor of In­ter­netLi Xing, gov­er­nancedi­rec­tor at of Bei­jing the Cen­ter Univer­si­tyof Eura­sia of Stud­iesPosts and at Bei­jing Telecom­mu­ni­ca­tions,Nor­mal Univer­sity,said saidthe draft’s Moscow dis­clo­sureis op­ti­misti­cis cru­cial about for its to­day’s deal­ings China,with coun­triess­ince online in Asia, threats es­pe­ciallyand se­cu­rity China, as prob­lem­sits diplo­mat­ic­pose great stand­off risks. with the “The West ac­cel­er­a­tio­nand the sanc­tion­sof the have draft un­der­mined­mak­ing and Rus­sia’sdis­clo­sure a good thing, as it showsXi and that Putin our achieved­coun­try is a com­pre­hen­sive­uphold­ing online con­sen­susse­cu­rity on with “mech­a­nisms,the law and in­tend­sar­eas andto projects”solve prob­lem­sto im­ple­mentin le­gal con­nec­tions ways,” Li said. be­tween the Silk Road He pro­pos­als ap­proved and an the online Eurasian emer­gency Eco­nomic and Union,alert saidsys­tem, Gui Congyou, “be­causea se­nior In­ter­net of­fi­cial securityat the not Min­istry­only re­late­sof For­eignto Af­fairs.State se­cu­rity, but is also in ev­ery­one’sAll the SCO in­ter­ests”, mem­bers willhe said. be the “first plat­form” to

“The draft is the ba­sis of im­ple­ment the projects un­der le­gal con­struc­tion in cy­berspace, a mech­a­nism to link China and I’d like to see it and Rus­sia’s con­nec­tiv­ity pro­pos­als made law, clar­i­fy­ing the in Asia and Europe, obli­ga­tions of Web author­i­ties Gui added. and op­er­a­tors,” he said. China has been Rus­sia’s Wang Sixin, a law pro­fes­sor largest trad­ing part­ner for five at Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Univer­sity con­sec­u­tive years, and Rus­sia of China, said it is is China’s ninth-largest trad­ing the right time to dis­close part­ner. Two-way trade the draft af­ter the State reached $95.3 bil­lion in 2014, Se­cu­rity Law was passed on up 6.8 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous July 1, “be­cause the public’s year. at­ten­tion is fo­cused on the se­cu­rity is­sue”. Con­tact the writ­ers at wu­jiao@chi­

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