Saturday, November 29, 2008

Analysis: China's Cyber Warriors a Challenge for India

Abanti Bhattacharya writes on The Asia Times Online:

India's External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee, in a speech to the National Defense College in New Delhi on November 3, said China posed a new set of challenges to India with its growing capabilities in outer space and its frenzied search for new resources. But an equally potent and dangerous challenge the minister overlooked is the new threat of Chinese cyber-nationalism.

China has in recent times witnessed staggering growth in cyber-nationalism, a new kind of nationalism with immense and sometimes dangerous power. This cyber-nationalism could be also described as a part of China's psychological warfare. It encapsulates the strategy of China's Sun Tzu (722-481 BC) of defeating the enemy without waging a war.

More here.

Hat-tip: China Digital Times


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