It took the threat of sanctions and a flurry of last-minute negotiations to get China to sit down for serious talks about cybersecurity with the U.S. Now comes the hard part.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s announcement last fall that Beijing would stop state sponsorship of hacking for commercial gain caught many by surprise. By multiplerecentaccounts, China has stayed true to its word. But in the area military types increasingly refer to as the “fifth domain” — after land, sea, air and space — of warfare, a cloud of questions large and tiny still loom over relations between the world’s great powers
One emerging expert on the uncertain business of cyberpolitics is Carnegie Endowment for International Peace researcher Tim Maurer, who visited Beijing in late June to meet with Chinese cybersecurity scholars.