Chinese President Xi Jinping is doing his best to reassure American CEOs during his visit to the United States, saying he is committed to addressing concerns over market access and intellectual property. “China would also maintain ‘relatively high’ growth for a long time, creating huge opportunities for U.S. technology and other companies, Mr. Xi told 30 top U.S. and Chinese chief executives at a roundtable in Seattle co-organized by the Paulson Institute,” the Wall Street Journal reports. “’As our business ties deepen it is only natural to see frictions and differences of one kind or another,’ Mr. Xi said in a speech after listening to comments from some of the chief executives for about half an hour.”
WATCH OUT, NSA: An adviser to a top European court said Wednesday that an agreement on data sharing between the United States and Europe is invalid, a decision that would eventually limit NSA spying overseas. “The NSA’s use of a trans-Atlantic ‘safe-harbor’ agreement forged in 2000 to compel companies like Facebook to share personal data on European citizens demonstrates a lack of adequate privacy protections undergirding the pact, said Yves Bot, the advocate general for the European Court of Justice, in a nonbinding but potentially influential legal opinion,” National Journal reports.
HERE COME THE DRONES: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will allow the NFL to use drones to shoot films, documentaries and television segments, making it the first major sports league to receive such permission. “The exemption, which precludes filming games, comes three months after the FAA said it was probing NFL teams, including the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, for their use of drones. It’s illegal to fly unmanned aircraft for any commercial purpose without first receiving a federal green light. In a Sept. 17 letter, the FAA granted the league’s NFL Films permission to use drones but with several conditions and limitations,” Bloomberg reports.