September 24, 2015

Obama seeks elusive progress on cyberspying in China talks

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The Associated Press

Journalist Kevin Freking

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is banking that tough talk on suspected Chinese cyberattacks will yield changes in Beijing's behavior and justify a decision to hold off penalizing China.

American officials say China is privately showing signs of taking the matter more seriously and noted comments from President Xi Jingping this week that he's willing to work with the U.S. on cybersecurity.

"Those kinds of comments are at least consistent with what we have urged the Chinese to do when it comes to their policies," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Thursday. "But it certainly is not going to eliminate the concerns that we have, and it certainly is not going to reduce the priority that we place on trying to make progress on those issues."

Read the full article at The Associated Press.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...