Center to Periphery: differentiating spheres of control in China’s cyberspace

Center-periphery approach to viewing Chinese space

Center-periphery approach to viewing Chinese space

International news features regular reports of tensions on China’s borders. Chinese relations along its maritime frontier, for example, are dominated by acrimony over the disputed Spratly and Diaoyutai/Senkaku Islands. Thousands of kilometers to the west, China closely guards its Central Asian borders against the infiltration of Islamist extremists.

Respect for and protection of national sovereignty has long been a cornerstone of Chinese foreign policy, and it defines how Beijing conducts itself within the international system. Increasingly we are witnessing this not only in the geopolitical space but in cyberspace as well.

Utilizing a center-periphery approach, this two-part post will provide an overview of how China’s ideas and uses of geopolitical space are paralleled in the virtual world and in how Beijing controls its cyber borders. Read more at DiploFoundation…

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  1. Pingback: Center to Periphery (Part II): territorial sovereignty in Chinese cyberspace | Line 21 Project

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