Cyber Dragon: Inside China's Information Warfare and Cyber Operations

Cyber Dragon: Inside China's Information Warfare and Cyber Operations

by Dean Cheng


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This book provides a framework for assessing China's extensive cyber espionage efforts and multi-decade modernization of its military, not only identifying the "what" but also addressing the "why" behind China's focus on establishing information dominance as a key component of its military efforts.

• Provides a detailed overview and thorough analysis of Chinese cyber activities

• Makes extensive use of Chinese-language materials, much of which has not been utilized in the existing Western literature on the subject

• Enables a better understanding of Chinese computer espionage by placing it in the context of broader Chinese information warfare activities

• Analyzes Chinese military modernization efforts, providing a context for the ongoing expansion in China's military spending and reorganization

• Offers readers policy-relevant insight into Chinese military thinking while maintaining academic-level rigor in analysis and source selection

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440835643
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/14/2016
Series: Praeger Security International
Pages: 290
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Dean Cheng is senior research fellow for Chinese political and security affairs in the Asia Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Chapter 1 Setting the Stage: China's Evolving Views of Information 1

Chapter 2 China's Military: This Is Not Your Father's PLA 18

Chapter 3 Informationized Conflict: Maintaining Party Control amid the Information Revolution 37

Chapter 4 Information Warfare: Waging Information Campaigns in the Next War 79

Chapter 5 Information Operations: Putting Theory into Practice 116

Chapter 6 Space and Information Warfare: A Key Battleground for Information Dominance 155

Chapter 7 Organizing to Secure Information Dominance 177

Chapter 8 Chinese Views of Future Warfare and Implications for the United States 200

Notes 223

Bibliography 255

Index 281

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