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China influence on global cyber governance will grow

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Subject

China's new strategy.

Significance

Beijing published in March a new cyberspace strategy, outlining its positions and objectives in international cooperation and global cyber governance. This document forms the blueprint for China’s engagement with the outside world and creates challenges for Western diplomatic engagement.

Impacts

  • China will build diplomatic clout by expanding its technological capabilities.
  • China's growing number of tech experts and policy professionals capable of positive international interactions will be a key asset.
  • Beijing will focus on civil-military integration in cyber policy.
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