Tom Donilon, White House national security adviser, has asked China to investigate the reported hackings of U.S. websites by a Chinese military unit.
He also suggested three things China can do to help maintain security in the Asian region, and one of them is for Beijing to not only investigate but also stop the hackings, Reuters reported Monday.
Donilon claimed the tension in cyberspace affects business and economic ties between the two countries, the report said.
“We need a recognition of the urgency and scope of this problem and the risk it poses to international trade, to the reputation of Chinese industry and to our overall relations,” Donilon said, according to Reuters.
Donilon made the remarks at an Asia Society event in New York.
“We need China to engage with us in a constructive direct dialogue to establish acceptable norms of behavior in cyberspace,” he added.