Speaking at a joint news conference at the White House, US President Barack Obama said that he and his Chinese counterpart, President Xi Jingping, had agreed that neither country would engage in cyber economic espionage in the future.
The relationship between the two largest economies and two biggest military powers, arguably the world’s most important, could be at a tipping point.
He was referring to the 2016 US presidential elections, during which the USA ties with China are expected to become one of the hot topics in debates held by presidential candidates.
Nor are there indications that Beijing is rethinking its assertive foreign policies that challenge the United States posture in East Asia.
According to the report, the Enwaer sisters, two representatives from Xinjiang, gave President Xi a gift, an embroidery inscribed with words “striving for the Chinese dream with one heart”, which they created for two months.
But, there was undisputed progress on the climate change issue.
China announced that it would launch a national carbon trading programme by 2017. Of late, both China and the US have accused each other of hacking into critical computer systems; stealing data, trade secrets, and other proprietary information from corporations; and threatening public and private networks.
“So it has a benefit internationally”. The Chinese, for example, have hugely increased defense spending, but the US still spends four times more.
Obama said he described to Xi the “tools” the administration has to deter and punish cybercrime and cyberattacks.
He urged the U.S.to figure out a way to absorb – and not resist or contain – the rise of China, without yielding its own existing interests and structures that have provided peace and security for the Western Pacific and, more broadly, since World War II.
Paal acknowledged that to reduce misunderstanding and suspicion between the two sides, “it may have to be something that’s only done incrementally, step by step as we go forward”. Xinhua is wiring a series of in-depth stories on China-U.S. relations and the historic visit.
Chinese President Xi Jinping addresses the annual high-level general debate of the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York, the United States, September 28, 2015.
During his visit, Xi had interactive communication with Americans of all walks of life, systematically introduced to the US side China’s view on peaceful development and the world order, promoted friendship and mutual trust, and explicitly interpreted the fact that cooperation will lead to a win-win situation while conflict will harm both.
Also, a testament to the increasing agreement of the two countries in tackling at least certain global issues was visible in the factsheet of the talks that started off by pledging to continue cooperation in economic development and reconciliation process in Afghanistan.