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U.S., China Reach Cyber-Espionage 'Common Understanding'

The two nations have agreed not to "conduct or knowingly support" cyber theft of intellectual property or commercial trade secrets.

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The United States and China have agreed not to “conduct or knowingly support” cyber theft of intellectual property or commercial trade secrets, the presidents of both countries announced Friday in an address at the White House Rose Garden.

Chinese President Xi Jinping, whose arrival in the U.S. this week marked his first-ever visit as president, jointly led the press conference with President Obama. Despite mounting reports of cyber attacks on U.S. entities being linked to China, the nation has repeatedly denied involvement in such hacks.

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This article originally appeared on Recode.net.