Journal Article - Quarterly Journal: International Security

The Impact of China on Cybersecurity: Fiction and Friction

  • Jon R. Lindsay
| Winter 2014/15


The Chinese cyber threat to the United States has been exaggerated. China's cyber capabilities are outmatched by those of the West, and Beijing reaps too many benefits from the internet's liberal norms to attempt to seriously undermine them.

The author has written a policy brief based on this article, "Exaggerating the Chinese Cyber Threat."

Read: Jon Lindsay's correspondence with Joel Brenner in International Security's summer 2015 issue.

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For Academic Citation: Lindsay, Jon R.. The Impact of China on Cybersecurity: Fiction and Friction.” Quarterly Journal: International Security, vol. 39. no. 3. (Winter 2014/15):

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