Date of publication: 2017-07-08 18:07
I agree with Shambaugh that there are serious cracks in the CCP regime, not only because of his arguments and evidence but also because of his deep knowledge about and long-time access to the party’s elite. Whether these cracks will lead to the end of CCP rule, nevertheless, is difficult to predict. The prediction about a CCP endgame this time might end up like the many unrealized predictions before. It may also be like the story of boy crying wolf: The wolf didn’t come the first two times, but it finally came when nobody believed it would come. The bottom line is, the CCP is facing very tough challenges. Whether and how it can weather them is uncertain.
EL : Do you think that there is any space for having maybe a bi-lateral agreement between . and China or a tri-lateral agreement between ., China and Russia about issues of cyber-espionage like not probing electricity grids or things like that? Or do you think it would have to be global?
EL : In tracing back, or Google saying that the attacks were traced back to China, why is that difficult to ascertain? To what degree…Can you put a percentage on how accurate you can trace back an attack?
AS : Google announced that it was going to be shutting down its business in China. And what they said drove them to that decision was a hacking incident which seems to have two main components. The first was, as you said, a kind of attack on Google’s intellectual property, its corporate knowledge and corporate property. And the second was attacks on the G-mail accounts of human rights dissents. Google said it traced those attacks back to China it didn’t implicate the Chinese government. Others, like the New York Times have traced it back to Shanghai Jiaotong University and a computer training institute but the source of it still remains a bit of a mystery.
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