Obama says it's 'indisputable' China engages in cyber theft, calls it a problem for US ties

Associated Press

President Barack Obama says China is indisputable engaging in cybertheft.

Obama encouraged American CEOs on Wednesday to speak out about China's behavior.

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Obama says the U.S. can have a win-win relationship with China. He says his recent visit shows China wants a constructive relationship, too.

But Obama says the U.S. has told China there are some things that must be fixed and is pressing Beijing on cybersecurity and cybertheft.

Obama also says Chinese President Xi Jinping has consolidated power quickly and is tapping into a sense of nationalism that worries China's neighbors. He's pointing to disputes over contested islands in the East China Sea and South China Sea.