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White House won't say if it's hoping for a cybersecurity deal with China

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    With the visit of Chinese premier Xi Jinping just a week away, the White House won't say whether one of its goals is to reach an agreement with China over cybersecurity.

    Hacking has been one of the issues at the forefront of U.S.-China relations over the last couple of years, particularly after the U.S. accused China of hacking into sensitive federal government systems, something that China denies.

    "We've been pretty blunt in describing the concerns that we have with China's behavior in cyberspace," White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters on board Air Force One on Monday, according to a pool report.

    But Earnest wouldn't comment on any measures that might be taken ahead of the visit.

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