TEHRAN, YJC. -- US President Barack Obama, with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping by his side, called Friday for common rules on cybersecurity after allegations of hacking by Beijing.
At a summit in the Calfornia desert, Obama said it was "critical" to reach a "permanent understanding" on cybersecurity. He also voiced concern over intellectual theft and urged "common rules of the road."
Xi, responding to questions with Obama, said that he wanted to clear up "misgivings" by the United States about cybersecurity and said: "China is a victim of cyberattacks."
Xi also invited Obama to a reciprocal summit in China after the two spoke over a leisurely dinner at the luxurious Sunnylands resort -- a meeting aimed at building chemistry between them.
Two sides also pledged a new approach in ties.