September 25, 2015

Obama, Xi vow cooperation on climate, cyber issues

By Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

Source: USA Today

Journalist(s) David Jackson

WASHINGTON — President Obama and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping vowed Friday not to engage in economic cyber espionage, to cooperate more on climate change, and to work out disputes in the South China Sea region while indicating that differences remain in what has become a tense relationship between key global powers.

Obama said he told Xi about the "serious concerns" that U.S. officials and businesses have over cyberspying by China, and "I indicated that it has to stop." He said the two nations have reached "a common understanding" against certain cyber activities, but "I have to insist that our work is not yet done."

Said Obama: "The question now is, are words followed by actions?"

Read the full article at USA Today.

  • Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Dr. Mira Rapp-Hooper is an 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 A...