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Obama says China into cyber theft

/ 12:25 PM December 04, 2014
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President Barack Obama. AP FILE PHOTO

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says China is indisputable engaging in cyber theft.

Obama encouraged American chief executives on Wednesday to speak out about China’s behavior.

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Obama says the U.S. can have a win-win relationship with China. He says his recent visit shows China wants a constructive relationship, too.

But Obama says the U.S. has told China there are some things that must be fixed and is pressing Beijing on cybersecurity and cyber theft.

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Obama also says Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated power quickly and is tapping into a sense of nationalism that worries China’s neighbors. He’s pointing to disputes over contested islands in the East China Sea and South China Sea.

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TOPICS: China, cyber theft, Obama, Xi Jinping
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