Chinese president Xi Jinping met with Satya Nadella along with other tech leaders at the Internet Forum held at Microsoft's Seattle campus yesterday. The conference was attended by CEOs of leading US and Chinese tech companies, including Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg, IBM's Ginni Rometty, Amazon's Jeff Bezos, Jack Ma from Alibaba, Intel's Brian Krzanich and several others.
Jinping said that China has the largest Internet user base in the world, and that the US possessed the "most-advanced Internet technologies." The Chinese president then called on cooperation between the two countries on issues relating to cybersecurity:
The two sides should, on the basis of mutual respect, carry out constructive dialogue on cyber issues and forge a new highlight of China-U.S. cooperation so that cyberspace will provide more benefits to the people of both countries, as well as people of the whole world.
China advocates the building of a peaceful, secure, open, and cooperative cyberspace and believes that countries should formulate Internet-related public policies in line with their respective national realities.
Jinping called Microsoft "the pacesetter" in the technology sector, stating that the company's Windows operating system "shaped man's cognition of computing technologies."