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Analysis: Is a Chinese cyberwar on the horizon?

2nd January 2018 - 01:18 GMT | by Wendell Minnick in Taipei


A new report has warned US government decision-makers that China has placed such a high value on information dominance that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has created an entirely new military theatre-grade command for the task, according to Dean Cheng, a Washington-based researcher at the Heritage Foundation.

The command, the PLA’s Strategic Support Force (SSF), brings together information warfare, space, electronic warfare and network and cyber forces. Created in 2016, the birth of the SSF was a response to a requirement by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to become a ‘comprehensive national power’ and the PLA’s obsession to win an

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Wendell Minnick


Wendell Minnick

Wendell Minnick (顏文德) was Shephard's Senior Asia Correspondent throughout 2017 and 2018. Wendell is an …

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