The so-called “shirt sleeve summit” is already generating plenty of attention.
Hu Xijin is the editor-in-chief of Beijing‘s “Global Times,” which has more than five million readers. Published by the “People’s Daily,” it is the mouthpiece of China’s ruling Communist Party. On social media, the editor has referred to U.S. foreign policy as “hooliganism” and “meddling.”
One headline says, for example, “Before U.S. Visit, The U.S. Is Hyping The Hacking Story Again.”
Take U.S. charges of cyber-spying — that China has stolen details about weapons systems and other sensitive information.
Hu said he doesn’t think that’s a true story.
Hacking will likely be on the summit agenda ahead of high level talks on cyber-security in July.
“In his first in-depth TV interview since his dramatic escape, Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng tells CNN about his departure from China and his continuing concern for family and friends he left behind.
“Let’s use the term ‘illegal detention,'” Chen said. “It’s hard for me to describe what it was like during that time. But let’s just say that my suffering was beyond imagination.”
Watch the interview on “Anderson Cooper 360°” tonight at 8 ET.”