WASHINGTON, D.C.: President Barack Obama will tell Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping that he must deal with cyber spying and hacking of US targets that originate inside his country when they meet for talks this week.
Recent official and commercial reports and studies alleging flagrant and sometimes state-sponsored theft of US military and commercial secrets have put cyber security at the top of the agenda of the talks on Friday and Saturday.
“We believe that all nations need to abide by international norms and affirm clear rules of the road as it relates to cybersecurity,” a US official told reporters on Tuesday, previewing the summit at the Annenberg resort in California.
“That frankly, means dealing with actions emanating from within your territory, so that if there are cyber threats emerging from within another country that pose a risk to US businesses, we’re going to raise that.”
“And so we’re going to do that with China, just as we would insist that every country meet their responsibilities.”