Thursday 23 November 2017

Obama warns China on snooping

Nick Allen

President Barack Obama confronted his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping over "cyber espionage", but the two men agreed on the need to rein in North Korea's nuclear ambitions.

The leaders held talks at a summit in the California desert.

Mr Obama said the talks were "terrific".

According to Tom Donilon, the US National Security Advisor, Mr Obama told Mr Xi that if "direct theft of United States property" continued it would be "an inhibitor to the relationship".

Cyber attacks from China have accessed data from dozens of Pentagon weapons programmes, 'The Washington Post' reported.

Chinese officials said Mr Xi opposed all forms of cyber spying and it "should not become the root cause of mutual suspicion between our countries." (©Daily Telegraph, London)

Irish Independent

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