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."
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