Congressional pressure is mounting for President Obama to talk tough this week to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on cybersecurity.
House Intelligence Chairman Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) is calling on Obama to explicitly warn the Chinese president that cyberattacks waged by the country’s government and military against the U.S. “will not be tolerated.”
“In years past, this cyber trade war has been well down the list of bilateral concerns to address with China. It is high time for it to jump to the top of the list,” Rogers said in a statement to The Hill.
The House Intelligence Chairman has accused China of waging a sweeping cyber espionage campaign against American companies and the government. Rogers has made cybersecurity, particularly cyberattacks stemming from China, a cornerstone issue for the committee.