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China's Cyber Stonewall

By Wall Street Journal, Wall Street Journal - June 11, 2013

Chinese President Xi Jinping and President Obama emerged from their "shirt-sleeve summit" on the weekend touting new cooperation on climate change and North Korea. The big exception to this new era of good feeling? China's cyber attacks against U.S. private and government targets, on which Mr. Xi gave no ground.

U.S. officials say Mr. Xi refused even to acknowledge Beijing's responsibility and insisted that China is the main victim of cyber spying. In brief public remarks, Mr. Obama responded that the U.S. is going to need better cyber defenses "even as we negotiate with other countries around setting up common rules of the road."

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