Obama Administration Debates Cyberwarfare Sanctions Against China

An argument has broken out within the Obama administration over whether to invoke cyberwarfare sanctions now and risk a blowup with Beijing before the arrival of President Xi Jinping of China, or use the threat of them to try to extract something from the Chinese. The White House revealed that a high-level Communist Party envoy sent by Mr. Xi, Meng Jianzhu, spent four days in Washington meeting with intelligence and law enforcement officials in an effort to create some “rules of the road” for Internet actions between the United States and China before they derail an already fraught relationship.