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Welcome back we are just hours away from a high state summit meeting between President Obama and the Chinese president.
A sit down US officials hope will build new ties between the two nations so what can we expect to happen.
Gordon Chang -- series an analyst on China and North Korea and author of multiple books on the Far East including in the coming collapse of China.
A -- always good to see you I would start with some news that our national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin.
I've reported on earlier in our show saying that top military officials confirm that the US has a so called the red line when it comes to determining whether -- cyber attack is is considered an act of war.
What's the likelihood of something like that be coming up in this this conversation.
Close to a 100% because cyber attacks -- really I -- cyber attacks and cyber threat that definite concern at this new information.
Is that -- -- given to the price Chinese president she she and will he addressed this specifically with President Obama.
-- we won't we won't tell them what those guidelines are with the red lines are for the reasons that we just don't want them walking up to that red line.
But clearly they'll talk about this -- in -- will mention it this is going to be the number one topic of conversation.
Today and tomorrow.
But how on this -- can these conversations be because of course.
The US is always concerned about China's.
Cyber security breaches if you will and -- -- always spying on what we're doing here in the US.
And of course you know as you know that China has internal problems so really how honest and these conversations be.
Well they're not going to be honest conversations in part of the problem is the United States has not been willing to be candid and frank with China.
Just as China has not been willing to be candid and frank with us.
You know the problem is that -- engage in some pretty belligerent activity recently.
So for instance trying to grab territory away from some of our allies trying to close off the South China Sea which is international waters.
China supplying North Korea with missile launchers for -- missiles that can hit the United States.
We don't discuss those things in the Chinese say well if you're not willing to really have candid conversations with us and how can we believe anything you say and to a certain extent they've got a point.
OK let's go to North Korea then because China as you know has been reluctant to hasn't it hasn't too.
Put the clamps down on North Korea in North Korea's attempts to get nukes and all the antics that we've seen unfold over the recent months so again -- What is it that President Obama can say to president she regarding that into why don't you get onboard and can get Kim Jung went in in check basically.
-- North Korea is perhaps the only area where we're gonna have a good conversation when China because Beijing's leaders are really becoming very worried about what Kim -- on the new ruler is doing.
And China is starting to see that it's in the very interest finally.
To do something.
But clearly -- President Obama needs to talk to China about its supply of military equipment to the north Koreans because this directly threatens us and we haven't been willing to do that.
Well -- Gordon and we had be had depressed cups with the president Obama's of course we had to with a -- -- that -- I've loved talking to -- -- knowledgeable on this this topic and but again to cut short today.
But thank you very much -- I'm -- I'll -- you -- thank you Gordon -- thank -- --
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