Washington - Vice President Joe Biden says China's rise
is good for the US and the world, but Chinese theft of US intellectual property
Biden was speaking on Wednesday at the opening of the
annual Strategic and Economic Dialogue between the two world powers.
Biden was introduced by Secretary of State John Kerry,
who has returned to Washington for the two-day dialogue from his wife's bedside
in Boston, after she was hospitalised.
Cabinet-level officials will review security and economic
issues, which reflect growing ties but also deep-seated differences between the
Biden said an open internet is in both nations' interests
and "outright cyber-enabling theft that US companies are experiencing now
must be viewed as out of bounds and needs to stop”.