Barack Obama announces 'understanding' with China's Xi Jinping on cyber theft but remains wary

September 26, 2015 6:45 AM

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Barack Obama announces 'understanding' with China's Xi Jinping on cyber theft but remains wary

President Barack Obama announced on Friday that he had reached a "common understanding" with Chinese President Xi Jinping on curbing economic cyber espionage, but threatened to impose US sanctions on Chinese hackers who persist with cyber crimes.

The two leaders also unveiled a deal to build on a landmark emissions agreement struck in 2014, outlining new steps they will take to deliver on pledges they made then to slash their greenhouse gas emissions.

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