Hard-line U.S. Policies Push China To Up Its Cyber Game

MIN READApr 8, 2021 | 20:44 GMT

A computer monitor with the portrait of Chinese President Xi Jinping is pictured in Berlin, Germany, on July 9, 2018.

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U.S. attempts to build an anti-China coalition will compel Beijing to expand its cyber campaign, leading to more cyberattacks on regional governments and Western corporations, particularly in strategic tech sectors. Cyber industrial espionage and coercive cyberattacks will be essential in limiting the fallout from global tech restrictions against China and undermining U.S. alliance-building. China will flirt with information campaigns in its periphery, but may struggle to weaponize such campaigns with the same success as Russia due to its inexperience and limited cultural overlap with Western countries. ...

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