Serial No. 114-1: Reviewing President Xi's State Visit, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, Second Session, October 7, 2015 [open pdf - 1017KB]
This is the October 7, 2015 hearing on "Reviewing President Xi's State Visit" held before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. From the opening statement of Matt Salmon: "Two weeks ago President Obama welcomed China's Xi Jinping to the United States for his first state visit as President. It was an opportunity for the administration to make inroads with Mr. Xi on areas of mutual interest, as well as to address areas of serious concern. I, joined by the ranking member, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and the House at large, wrote President Obama a letter urging direct communication on a few especially troubling issues. As we review the state visit with our distinguished panel, I hope to learn more about how receptive the administration was to these concerns, and what challenges outside of these major obstacles remain. Since President Xi's ascension, China's new-found assertiveness has generated some distressing policy developments. For instance, over the years, China's cyber economic espionage has become a significant irritant in U.S.-China relations. It was clear that progress on cyber security relations was a priority for our administration, and we are supportive, that neither country's government will conduct or knowingly support cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property to benefit their economies. This agreement is a positive and necessary step, but it is not sufficient. China still refuses to acknowledge its role in these attacks, despite evidence that clearly points to the contrary. It is my hope that our administration holds guilty actors accountable through punitive actions such as cyber sanctions, takes steps to deter future incidents of malicious cyber espionage, and improves our own cyber defense against these kinds of threats. Congress, too, will be watching this very closely." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Chen Guangcheng, Jessica Chen Weiss, Richard Bejtlich, and Scott Kennedy.
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