China & Russia to Sign Treaty on Illegal Online Content

Source: Reuters

Russia and China will sign a cooperation treaty aimed at combating illegal content on the Internet this month, Russias state communications watchdog said on Tuesday, an example of deepening cooperation between the powers.

Roskomnadzor, the Russian watchdog, said it would sign the agreement with its Chinese counterpart at an international internet conference on Oct. 20. It said in a statement the agreement would have the status of an international treaty.

Earlier this year, a delegation from the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), which oversees national cyber policy, met officials at Roskomnadzor.

The Kremlin said last week the two powers had a special relationship.