While Obama did not address the media, his national security advisor Tom Donilon said the direct theft of U.S. property would hurt relations between the two countries if not resolved.
While there were reportedly few clear policy breakthroughs on cybersecurity, Chinese officials said Xi opposed all forms of cyberspying and claimed no responsibility for attacks against the U.S.
‘Cybersecurity should not become the root cause of mutual suspicion and frictions between our two countries,’ Yang Jiechi, Xi’s senior foreign policy adviser, told reporters.
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China is flexing its muscles in the Pacific Ocean
China’s Navy ships moved to the Western part of the Pacific for military exercise. In response Tokyo expressed its concern about the growing naval activity of the Chinese Armed Forces in that region.
According to Japanese mass media, a group consisting of four battle ships (frigates) of the Chinese Navy passed through the waters between the Japanese islands of Okinawa and Miyako. The Chinese Defense Ministry already made a statement that the tour of the ships is connected to the preparation of the annual military exercise of routine nature. In response to the concern of the Japanese side, Beijing stated that China has a free right to pass in those waters. According to the Chinese authorities, that is completely within the norms of international law and common practice.