By agreeing on recommendations for confidence-building measures and by recognizing the applicability of international law to state behavior in cyberspace...
U.S. and Chinese officials met on July 8 to discuss cybersecurity issues between the two countries, including norms for state behavior in cyberspace, espionage, and intellectual theft.
A UN group of governmental experts for cyber issues reached a “landmark consensus” decision on how current international law applies to state behavior in cyberspace.
In an effort to garner wider international support for its proposed international code of conduct for outer space activities, the European Union announced last month that it plans to hold a series of consultations on the current draft.
China successfully launched a land-based missile interceptor Jan. 28, according to Xinhua, the country’s official news agency.
The second diplomatic meeting of space-faring countries on the European Union’s proposed international code of conduct for space, which was supposed to take place in October in New York, has been postponed until some time in 2013, an EU official familiar with the issue said last month.
The European Union in late July provided details on its process of adopting an international code of conduct for outer space activities, clarifying why the process is not directly tied to any of the various existing UN forums and what the EU’s planned timetable is for negotiating the agreement.
The European Union circulated a new draft of its proposed international code of conduct for outer space activities at its first international meeting of governmental experts June 5 in Vienna.