U.S. companies tread softly on China as Obama urges toughness

If President Barack Obama had his way, U.S. business leaders would confront Chinese President Xi Jinping over unfair competition and computer hacking on his visit to the U.S. next week. Based on their near-silence so far, there’s no chance of that. Erin Ennis, a senior vice president at the U.S.-China Business Council, said dealing with China is complicated by its use of its own “cybersecurity concerns as an excuse for what looks like protectionism.”