At the end of September, the United States and China reached an agreement that promising they would not engage in or support cyber espionage activity aimed at providing competitive advantage to commercial entities.
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USTR Michael Froman with TPP-partner trade ministers (Photo: Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency)
Given the amount of skepticism that writers on this site—including Jack and I—have expressed towards the Obama administration's cybersecurity posture towards China, I thought it was only appropriate to draw reader attention to an important voice with a very different, and more admiring, view of the matter. Specifically, I encourage readers to take a moment to consider the comments of James Lewis on last week's Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast.
Before concluding his first state visit to the U.S., Xi Jinping traveled several hours north from Washington to tick another item off his list of firsts as PRC Premier: addressing the UN General Assembly. Mr.
Last week's meeting between Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Obama produced a significant bilateral statement on cybersecurity spying: "The United States and China agree that neither country’s government will conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property, including trade secrets or other confidential business information, with the intent of providing competitive advantages to companies or commercial sectors."
Editors Note: This article orginally appeared on Order from Chaos.
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Mr. Xi Comes to America
In his speech yesterday in Seattle, China President Xi Jinping said: