China's Internet Chief To U.S.: We Need Mutual Governance Of The Internet

Lu Wei, China's Minister of Cyberspace Affairs Administration, speaks at the opening ceremony of the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on November 19, 2014. China, which censors online content it deems to be politically sensitive, opened the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen with the country's biggest Internet companies in attendance alongside a sprinkling of foreign executives and officials. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE [IN_PRODUCTION] [Verrouillé] 12:57-19/11/2014 Wuzhen SHA ECO,POL (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)
Lu Wei, China's Minister of Cyberspace Affairs Administration, speaks at the opening ceremony of the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on November 19, 2014. China, which censors online content it deems to be politically sensitive, opened the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen with the country's biggest Internet companies in attendance alongside a sprinkling of foreign executives and officials. AFP PHOTO / JOHANNES EISELE [IN_PRODUCTION] [Verrouillé] 12:57-19/11/2014 Wuzhen SHA ECO,POL (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

While the China-US working group on cyber security has been suspended following the US decision in May to indict five People's Liberation Army officers for cyber espionage, bilateral contact seemed to resume in a way as senior officials, scholars and executives from Internet and telecom giants of both countries assembled in Washington on Tuesday.

The 7th China US Internet Industry Forum on Dec 2-3 drew some 150 participants, including Lu Wei, minister of the State Internet Information Office, which manages Internet information in China, and Catherine Novelli, the US under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment.

In his keynote speech, Lu made several suggestions, including that China and the US should appreciate each other instead of engaging in mutual denial.