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China will show restraint in deploying cyber tools

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Significance

Amid rising economic and cybersecurity-related tensions between China and the Western economies, but also with regional neighbours, China’s growing cyber capabilities are affecting the national security of foreign states.

Impacts

  • China will leverage its dominance over technological hardware supply chains carefully.
  • Chinese espionage activities will continue to focus on technology-heavy sectors.
  • Taiwan will be a primary target of Chinese cyberespionage and disinformation campaigns.
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