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Biden says China cyber-theft must stop

WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that China’s rise is good for the United States and the world but that its theft of US intellectual property must stop, as the two global powers began annual talks to build cooperation and hash out differences.

The Strategic and Economic Dialogue is taking place a month after the US and Chinese presidents held an unconventional summit at a California resort that aimed to set a positive tone in relations but made plain Washington’s anxiety about Chinese cybertheft.

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