Cyberspace is emerging as a contentious frontier in cross-Strait relations. Overt military tension in the Taiwan Strait has ostensibly given way to a cold war in the cyber-domain. A surge in China-sponsored cyber intrusions was highlighted recently by Taiwan’s intelligence chief, Tsai Der-sheng. In remarks made during a public hearing held in late March at […]Read more "CB120513: Critical Node: Taiwan’s Cyber Defense and Chinese Cyber-Espionage"
Ten days before Chinese President Hu Jintao left Beijing to attend the G20 Summit hosted by President George W. Bush in Washington on November 15, 2008 (China Brief, November 7), Zhongnanhai released its first policy white paper on Latin America and the Caribbean. The release of the white paper, preceding President Hu’s third trip to […]Read more "CB 112408: China’s Strategic Engagement with Latin America"
The People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) recently carried out its annual exercises far from China’s coastal waters. The flotillas of naval warships were reportedly deployed on an unprecedented scale, seemingly to demonstrate China’s emergence as a full-fledged blue water navy that is willing and capable of projecting its power into the Western Pacific. According to […]Read more "CB 042910: PLAN East Sea Fleet Moves Beyond First Island Chain"