The people's Republic of China - the emerging cyberpower

Sérgio Tenreiro de Magalhães, Maria J. Rios, Leonel Santos, Hamid Jahankhani

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The People's Republic of China (PRC) has a long tradition on military strategy. In the end of the 20 th century this was one of the first nations to prepare itself for the new emerging concept of war that includes the combat in cyberspace, both with the intention to obtain privileged information (espionage), to reduce the enemy attack and/or military capability or even to create casualties. This paper presents an overview on the known facts on this issue, concluding on an urgent need to improve the security technologies and policies of the digital systems used by the governments, namely in what concerns to authentication processes and the need for occidental countries to prepare personnel with knowledge on the culture, on the language and on the thought of the PRC, so that they can be ready for the next steps of this (re)emerging nation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGlobal security, safety, and sustainability
Subtitle of host publication5th International Conference, ICGS3 2009, London, UK, September 1-2, 2009. Proceedings
EditorsHamid Jahankhani, Ali Hessami, Feng Hsu
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
ISSN (Print)1865-0929


  • Cyberwar
  • Information security
  • Information warfare
  • People's Republic of China


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