Following the publication of the report ‘China’s cyber vision: How the Cyberspace Administration of China is building a new consensus on global internet governance’ by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), EU Cyber Direct held an online session to explore China’s cyber policies and their implications internationally.
The event focused on several key issues regarding China’s cyberspace administration and certain cardinal concepts underpinning the rise of Chinese technological authoritarianism. More specifically, participants discussed the relationship of the administrative apparatus responsible for developing cyber policy and the party’s propaganda system, as well as its interaction with the international community and the diaspora.
The discussion also illuminated the notion of ‘political security’ and elaborated on the ways in which Chinese cyber policy is used to shape, manage, and control the global operations environment.
Dennis Broeders, Professor of Global Security and Technology and Senior Fellow of The Hague Program for Cyber Norms at the Institute of Security and Global Affairs of Leiden University, moderated the session, where Samantha Hoffman (Senior Analyst at ASPI), Audrey Fritz (Researcher at ASPI), and Filip Jirouš (Independent China Analyst) shared their views and answered the participants' questions.