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A Study on Chinese Cyber Warfare on Taiwan
|Issue Date:||2020-08-03 18:30:08 (UTC+8)|
Cybersecurity is one of the most pressing issues facing modern, technologically advanced states. Building cyber capabilities has allowed states to execute strategic tasks and achieve goals previously thought impossible in real time. Cyber is the domain of tomorrow and no country has better utilized those capabilities than China. Currently, Taiwan and the United States face the constant threat of cyberattacks from its adversaries, China being chief among those. Because of flaws and weaknesses in both countries' cybersecurity networks, foreign actors seek to utilize cyber capabilities to destabilize society in order to achieve strategic goals. The PRC has been utilizing its cyber capabilities first on Taiwan, and later against other foreign adversaries such as the United States. Experts frequently cite Taiwan as a testing ground for Chinese hacks because of its proximity to the mainland and its cultural similarities. In this thesis, I attempt to answer the question of: what is China’s Cyber Warfare Strategy against Taiwan? Taiwan is a strategic goal of the Chinese government, who is willing to go to any lengths short of war to subdue to the island government to its force. The process of conducting this research paper was a daunting task, but I hope to help further the discussion and research of Chinese Cyber-activities by contextualizing China’s Political Warfare campaign against Taiwan to better understand their activities. This thesis will explain how the CCP is carrying out a coordinated political warfare campaign that utilizes cyber warfare in order to undermine Taiwan’s democracy. It utilizes what publically available English resources are available regarding Taiwan and China’s cyber capabilities and relies on translations sources from Chinese. The effectiveness and extent of Chinese activities in Taiwan requires further research and study for accuracy.
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