WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden says China's rise is good for the U.S. and the world but Chinese theft of U.S intellectual property must stop.
Biden was speaking 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 hospitalized.
Cabinet-level officials will review security and economic issues that reflect growing ties but also deep-seated differences between the two countries.
Biden said an open Internet is in both nations' interests and "outright cyber-enabling theft that U.S. companies are experiencing now must be viewed as out of bounds and needs to stop."