Obama to China’s President: Cyber Intrusions Coming from Your Country

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (TheBlaze/AP) — Barack Obama’s national security adviser said the president told China’s leader that the U.S. has no doubt that cyber intrusions are coming from inside China.

US President Barack Obama answers a question during a press briefing following a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Annenberg Retreat at Sunnylands in Rancho Mirage, California, on June 7, 2013. (Credit: AFP/Getty Images)

White House national security adviser Tom Donilon added that during their meetings Obama also explained to Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) other types of problems the U.S. has faced, including theft of intellectual property.

Donilon says Obama requested that the Chinese government “engage” on the issue and understand that such activity is inconsistent with the kind of relationship the U.S. desires to build with China.

President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, walk at the Annenberg Retreat of the Sunnylands estate Saturday, June 8, 2013, in Rancho Mirage, Calif. While saying it is critical that the U.S. and China reach a “firm understanding” on cyber issues, Obama told reporters his meetings with Xi have been “terrific.” (Credit: AP)

Donilon addressed reporters Saturday after Obama and Xi concluded two days of meetings at a resort in Rancho Mirage, Calif.

TheBlaze has reported at length on the recent history of attempts from within China to hack and infiltrate U.S. computer networks: