Presidential Summit: Chinese Surveillance

Obama's task of asking China not to hack Americans while US government is accused of spying.
1:55 | 06/08/13

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Transcript for Presidential Summit: Chinese Surveillance
That meeting of the two superpowers President Obama and China's new president but how do you bring up Chinese surveillance during the week of headlines here about surveillance and our own country. ABC White House correspondent Jim -- on the summit and on the other First Lady -- president had teamed with. Is she behind it Chinese Camelot. As the leaders of the world's two biggest economic engines strolled among palm trees in the California desert. President Obama had the difficult task of asking China. Not to -- American computers for corporate ideological property or defense secrets at the same time critics say the US government is spying and its own people. That's. It complicated and important piece of business but it's different. From these issues. Theft of -- Late today the White House released a statement from the Director of National Intelligence. In an attempt to make it clear the administration is not hacking the servers of FaceBook and Yahoo! to read American email. Instead the government targets foreign intelligence information concerning major foreign targets located outside the United States under court order. President Obama says he's trying to strike the right balance. -- -- -- -- find ways to deal with this big data. In ways that are consistent -- our values. President she stayed away from the issue publicly he's seen by some as a new model of Chinese leader. Building a cult -- popularity with -- high profile singing wife. Pong -- yuan in their diplomatic travels before the American stock the Chinese first -- caused a sensation at home. When the president opened in carried an umbrella for is glamorous white. Perhaps the only disappointment of this summit was that -- -- was forced to keep a low profile. Because -- -- Obama stayed behind in Washington there were no opportunities for a public appearance. -- -- -- -- -- --

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