President Obama to discuss cybersecurity with Chinese President Xi Jinping

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This week, Chinese President Xi Jinping will make his first visit to the United States since becoming president. On Thursday and Friday, he is scheduled to meet with President Obama, where cybersecurity will be among their topics of discussion, according to an NPR report.

The Chinese government is suspected of hacking several U.S. businesses as well as the government.

In March, cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect reported the Chinese government was involved with the Anthem cyberattack that compromised the records of nearly 80 million customers. Additionally, the Chinese are expected to be behind the June data breach at the Office of Personnel Management.

"We are preparing a number of measures that will indicate to the Chinese that this is not just a matter of us being mildly upset, but is something that will put significant strains on the bilateral relationship if not resolved, and that we are prepared to take some countervailing actions," President Obama said at the Business Roundtable quarterly meeting, according to the report.

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