China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain

Paperback | April 7, 2015

EditorJon R. Lindsay, Tai Ming Cheung, Derek S. Reveron

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China's emergence as a great power in the twenty-first century is strongly enabled by cyberspace. Leveraged information technology integrates Chinese firms into the global economy, modernizes infrastructure, and increases internet penetration which helps boost export-led growth. China'spursuit of "informatization" reconstructs industrial sectors and solidifies the transformation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army into a formidable regional power. Even as the government censors content online, China has one of the fastest growing internet populations and most of the technologyis created and used by civilians. Western political discourse on cybersecurity is dominated by news of Chinese military development of cyberwarfare capabilities and cyber exploitation against foreign governments, corporations, and non-governmental organizations. Western accounts, however, tell only one side of the story. Chineseleaders are also concerned with cyber insecurity, and Chinese authors frequently note that China is also a victim of foreign cyber-- attacks - predominantly from the United States.China and Cybersecurity: Espionage, Strategy, and Politics in the Digital Domain is a comprehensive analysis of China's cyberspace threats and policies. The contributors - Chinese specialists in cyber dynamics, experts on China, and experts on the use of information technology between China and theWest - address cyberspace threats and policies, emphasizing the vantage points of China and the U.S. on cyber exploitation and the possibilities for more positive coordination with the West. The volume's multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural approach does not pretend to offer wholesale resolutions.Contributors take different stances on how problems may be analyzed and reduced, and aim to inform the international audience of how China's political, economic, and security systems shape cyber activities. The compilation provides empirical and evaluative depth on the deepening dependence on sharedglobal information infrastructure and the growing willingness to exploit it for political or economic gain.

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China's emergence as a great power in the twenty-first century is strongly enabled by cyberspace. Leveraged information technology integrates Chinese firms into the global economy, modernizes infrastructure, and increases internet penetration which helps boost export-led growth. China'spursuit of "informatization" reconstructs industri...

Jon R. Lindsay's research examines the impact of technology on international security and strategy and has been published in leading academic journals such as International Security, Security Studies, Journal of Strategic Studies, and Technology and Culture. He holds a PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Techn...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.09 × 6.1 × 1.42 inPublished:April 7, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionJon R. Lindsay: China and Cybersecurity: Controversy and ContextI. ESPIONAGE AND CYBERCRIME1. Nigel Inkster: The Chinese Intelligence Services: Evolution and Empowerment in Cyberspace2. Jon R. Lindsay and Tai Ming Cheung: From Exploitation to Innovation: Acquisition, Absorption, and Application3. Zhuge Jianwei, Gu Lion, Duan Haixin, and Taylor Roberts: Investigating the Chinese Online Underground EconomyII. MILITARY STRATEGY AND INSTITUTIONS4. Ye Zheng: From Cyberwarfare to Cybersecurity in the Asia-Pacific and Beyond5. Kevin Pollpeter: Chinese Writings on Cyber Warfare and Coercion6. Mark A. Stokes: The Chinese People's Liberation Army Computer Network Operations Infrastructure7. Robert Sheldon and Joe McReynolds: Civil-Military Integration in Cybersecurity: A Study of Chinese Information Warfare MilitiasIII. NATIONAL CYBERSECURITY POLICY8. Li Yuxiao and Xu Lu: China's Cybersecurity Situation and the Potential for International Cooperation9. Xu Jinghong: Evolving Legal Frameworks for Protecting Internet Privacy in China10. Sarah McKune: "Foreign Hostile Forces": The Human Rights Dimension of China's Cyber CampaignsIV. PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL IMPLICATIONS11. Fred H. Cate: China and Information Security Threats: Policy Responses in the United StatesConclusonJon R. Lindsay and Derek S. Reveron: The Rise of China and the Future of CybersecurityIndex