Trea­sury, Jus­tice of­fi­cials pushed for sanc­tions on China over cy­bertheft

The Denver Post - - NATION & WORLD -

• wash­ing­ton» Pres­i­dent Barack Obama noted at a news con­fer­ence this month that the United States has seen “some ev­i­dence” that Chi­nese govern­ment hack­ers have re­duced their pil­fer­ing of U.S. com­pa­nies’ in­tel­lec­tual prop­erty and sen­si­tive data.

But, he added, they have “not com­pletely elim­i­nated these ac­tiv­i­ties.”

Al­though some re­searchers say the hack­ing ac­tiv­ity has plum­meted, of­fi­cials at the Trea­sury and Jus­tice de­part­ments and at the Na­tional Se­cu­rity Coun­cil have been push­ing to im­pose eco­nomic sanc­tions on sev­eral Chi­nese firms that have ben­e­fited from past thefts of U.S. firms’ com­mer­cial data.

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