September 21, 2015

Obama, China's Xi to hold tense meetings on cybersecurity, military

Featuring Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: USA Today

Journalist David Jackson

WASHINGTON — After what figures to be a pleasant meeting with Pope Francis this week, President Obama faces more contentious conversations with a powerful global rival: President Xi Jinping of China.

Hacking, cybersecurity, military ambitions in Asia, and Chinese economic troubles are among the tense topics on the agenda as Obama and Xi meet at the White House on Thursday night and Friday.

In preparing for the state visit, Obama and aides are preparing to protest Chinese militarization of the South China Sea and looking for increased cooperation on efforts to deal with climate change. (The latter topic is also on the agenda when Obama meets with the pope on Wednesday.)

Read the full article at USA Today.


  • Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Mira Rapp-Hooper is a former Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Asia-Pacific Security Program at CNAS. She is formerly a Fellow with the CSIS Asia Program and Director of the CSIS...