Washington is expected to continue to press Beijing on cyber theft issues later this week at a summit between the two governments, which will include the annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue and separate cyber security talks, Financial Times reported. The summit will test the power of dialogue in US-China relations at a time when efforts by the Obama administration could be significantly hampered by Edward Snowden’s revelations on America’s own electronic surveillance practices. In recent months, Washington has ratcheted up accusations that Chinese hackers have been stealing American trade secrets. But Snowden’s leaks have provided Beijing with much political leverage.
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