New China Hacking Talks Are a Waste of Time

24/7 Wall St.

Digital PiracyAfter years of hacking of U.S. companies and the American government, China has offered to enter into conversations about the matter. Until China admits to its role, the talks are useless. The People’s Republic denied its role in talking down part of Google Inc.’s (NASDAQ: GOOG) Gmail platform more than two years ago. There is no reason it should admit to similar actions since then, whether aimed at private enterprise or government interests.

The best comparison of tensions between China and the United States that was never resolved in America’s favor was the yuan-fixing problem, which came to a head more than a year ago. Tim Geithner was dispatched to Beijing after pressure from Congress to resolve the issue. President Obama raised concerns with China’s president at the same time. The clash on the matter still lingers. China’s habit of negotiating without negotiating with the United States is…

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