China Vows to Curb Commercial Hacking in Agreement With U.S.

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  • Obama says he told Xi theft of company secrets `has to stop'
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Xi Jinping, China's president, left, and U.S. President Barack Obama walk from the Oval Office to a joint news conference in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Sept. 25, 2015.

Photographer: Pete Marovich/Bloomberg

The U.S. and China announced agreement on broad anti-hacking principles aimed at stopping the theft of corporate trade secrets though President Barack Obama pointedly said he has not ruled out invoking sanctions for violators.

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