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21st Century Chinese Cyberwarfare by William Hagestad II

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CHAPTER 2: EVOLUTION OF CHINESE CYBERWARFARE

In Chapter 2, the Eight Pillars of Unrestricted Warfare will be introduced and examined, followed by a review of the key motivators for nation-state sponsored cyberwarfare, from the Chinese perspective. An overview of the cyberattackers will also be examined: the Communist Party of China (CPC), People’s Liberation Army (PLA), state-owned enterprises (SOE) and citizen hacktivists (CH) will all be briefly introduced as actors on the Chinese cyberwarfare stage.

Overview of the Attackers

Communist Party of China (CPC)

The CPC is the key governmental and political powerbase behind cyberwarfare in the People’s Republic of China.lxii President Hu Jintao has made an official proclamation that the People’s ...

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