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President Barack Obama on Wednesday called for an international framework to prevent the Internet from being “weaponized” as a tool of national aggression, while holding out the prospect of a forceful U.S. response to China over hacking attacks.

With Chinese President Xi Jinping set to visit Washington next week, Obama said at a conference with business leaders that his talks with Xi would include cybersecurity, a topic that has become a point of friction in U.S.-Chinese relations.

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