The only reason that the U.S. would make a deal with China is that China now does a better job at cyberwarfare and has the upper hand, thanks to years of Obama’s dismantling of America. What’s more, everyone knows China isn’t going to stick to the agreement and continue operations. This capitulation signals America is losing its edge.
U.S. President Barack Obama and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping have agreed that neither country’s government will conduct or “knowingly” support cyber theft of intellectual property or commercial trade secrets, an issue that has been a source of tensions.
“I indicated it [cyber theft] has to stop.” Obama said at a joint news conference after private talks with Xi at the White House Friday. “This is progress, but I have to insist that our work is not yet done.”
Xi told reporters the two sides reached a consensus on the issue and stressed that Beijing is against cyber theft of any kind.
“China strongly opposes cyber hacking…, but we need to stop confrontation and not politicize,” he said.
A White House release said the parties agreed to establish a “high-level joint dialogue mechanism on fighting cybercrime and related issues.”
The U.S. has blamed China for a series of high-profile cyberattacks on U.S. government and business entities in recent years. China has strongly denied the allegations. A high profile incident occurred earlier this year, when hackers broke into the Office of Personnel Management and stole the personal data of more than 21 million federal employees.
U.S. officials suspect China-based hackers are responsible, though the Obama administration did not publicly blamed Beijing for the theft.
Full article: U.S., China Agree Not to Conduct, Support Cyber Theft (The ChosunIlbo)