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August 31, 2015

White House Readies Cyber Sanctions Against China Ahead of State Visit

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The White House is preparing sanctions it could bring against Chinese businesses in response to cyber attacks against American businesses. The move is a demonstration of power in advance of a state visit by the Chinese president.

"I think the administration is making it clear prior to that visit that this is an issue of great import, and that the U.S. will stand behind its assertions that China and other nations need to stand down on its actions in cyberspace," said Norma Krayem, data privacy senior policy advisor. "The biggest issue for the U.S. is making it clear on the international stage that they will do what they have to protect U.S. businesses. On the global arena, you cannot tell your opposition to stand down and, when they don't, take no action."

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