White House spokesman Josh Earnest noted that the Justice Department has indicted five Chinese military officials on cyber allegations. But one official said that Secretary of State John Kerry and his deputies, along with several intelligence officials, did not see the value in forcing the Chinese to react.
Writing in an article in China Business Review before Xi arrived, Frisbie said: “China’s ambitious economic reform program is entering its third year, but with little impact so far on the issues faced by American companies – put simply, China has yet to begin removing market-access barriers across many sectors of China’s economy and build a fairer competitive environment”.
China denies being involved, saying its a victim of cyber-espionage itself and opposes hacking.
While such a deal would allow the U.S.to have a deliverable on cyber, it would largely be symbolic, said Bonnie Glaser, a senior adviser on China at the Center for Strategic and global Studies in Washington.
On Wednesday, President Xi will depart the Westin Hotel at 10:30 a.m.to head to Boeing in Everett, just missing the morning commute.
Xi made the comments on Tuesday during his two day visit to Seattle ahead of his first state visit to Washington D.C. on Thursday. All five – along with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, who did not attend the meeting – signed an accord in which they agreed take actions to reduce transportation emissions, support clean energy technologies and exchange ideas. “This will avoid full-blown reaction from the US government and the business community”. The two countries worked together to tackle the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
The governors meeting with Xi include Washington’s Jay Inslee, California’s Jerry Brown, Michigan’s Rick Snyder, Iowa’s Terry Branstad and Oregon’s Kate Brown. When Xi, barely a year in office, declared an exclusive “air defense identification zone” over a vast stretch of territory, the Obama administration immediately sent B-52s right through the space, and Vice President Joe Biden spent seven hours with the new Chinese leader, telling him, as one participant in the discussion recalled, “You will be seeing a lot more of this”.
There were no arrests by late Tuesday afternoon, police said.
Expect even more traffic problems Wednesday as China’s president travels around Western Washington. Michelle.
United States officials have repeatedly raised the hacking issue with Chinese counterparts, including allegations of commercial theft of privileged information from U.S.-based businesses, officials said.
Xi offered no surprises in his speech, sticking to familiar talking points telegraphed long before his visit.
Hundreds of protesters from the religious group Falun Gong also demonstrated, holding banners and banging drums as the motorcade passed.
An agreement with China would open up more of that nation’s massive market to American companies, provide clearer rules for Chinese investment in the USA , and create jobs on both sides, supporters say.
“It’s about compassion and tolerance”, said Sabrina Chang, 28, who traveled to Seattle with other Falun Gong practitioners for the protest.
Rhodes said the United States has an interest in the “free flow of commerce” through the South China Sea, as well as “regional stability”.
At the time, China said the panel was making false and irresponsible accusations.
The banquet room where Xi delivered the speech was under heavy security.
The city and its neighboring areas are home to Microsoft and Boeing’s main airplane assembly plants.
On Friday, there will be an arrival ceremony at the White House followed by meetings and a joint news conference.
Xi had a busy schedule planned for Wednesday.
Authorities say his police-escorted motorcade will mean traffic slowdowns.