Rogers raised the cyber issue with Hagel at a hearing that was primarily intended to talk about the 2014 budget. He was one of several appropriations lawmakers to talk about both China’s cyber attacks and the dispute in the South China Sea.
Hagel said that Dempsey would be talking directly to Chinese leaders about the cyber issue when he travels there.
“When he is there in China, we'll address this issue. It is a serious issue and we are talking to the Chinese about it,” Hagel said.