The Global Ransomware Outbreak and the Challenge for Cybersovereignty
Security,Cyberspace
By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 17 May 2017

The Global Ransomware Outbreak and the Challenge for Cybersovereignty

Among the victims were Renault and Federal Express, UK hospitals, Chinese universities, Russia’s Ministry of Interior, and Spanish telecommunications and energy companies. The efforts of countries like China to impose law and order on the internet are likely to see an urgent boost.
The French Presidential Election and the Long War on Fake News
Cyberspace

By Alvin Cheng-Hin Lim - 11 May 2017

The French Presidential Election and the Long War on Fake News

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?
Security,Cyberspace,Hotspots

By Mark J. Valencia - 24 Apr 2017

Do US Actions in the South China Sea Violate International Law?

How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?
Society,Cyberspace

How Is Social Media Shaping Our Perspectives?

Among all internet tools, social media is one of the most powerful platforms that shape our perceptions of ourselves, others, and the world. With increasing internet penetration, what seems to be a virtual world to the older generation is in fact indispensable to the younger generations.  
China’s Cyber War Against the US: How True?
Security,Cyberspace,China

China’s Cyber War Against the US: How True?

In recent years, “engaging in cyber warfare” has become part of the parlance used by those who discuss US-China relations. Its use has become even more frequent in the last two or three years. How true are these charges? What is the evidence?
Behind China’s E-Commerce Success Story
Economy,Cyberspace,China

Behind China’s E-Commerce Success Story

Many people hold the view that economies of scale plus a booming economy are the two sole reasons behind China’ success in e-commerce. Physical infrastructure of telecommunications, information processing, and logistics are also factors.
Pokémon Go and Cultural “Soft Power”
Society,Cyberspace,East Asia

Pokémon Go and Cultural “Soft Power”

The phenomenon of Pokémon Go was built on the foundations of the real-world physical Pokémon products of the 1990s and early 2000s which was a runaway hit with kids and its influence shaped an entire generation of American children through primetime TV.
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Uber China-Didi Deal: Who Gains? Who Loses?
Economy,Cyberspace,China

Uber China-Didi Deal: Who Gains? Who Loses?

Uber, the world’s most valuable ride-hailing startup with more than USD 13 billion in funding, has agreed to merge its China branch with Didi Chuxing, after suffering from a grueling price war with the local rival.
Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands
Security,Cyberspace

Xi Jinping's 2015 State Visit to the US: The Road from Sunnylands

While Xi Jinping’s 2015 visit to the United States counts as his first state visit to the country, this was not the first time he had visited the US as Chinese president.
China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential
Society,Cyberspace,China

China’s Fandom Publics and Re-Assessment of the Internet’s Democratic Potential

The identity of being fans has become prominent since the 1990s and Chinese fandom has been heavily intertwined with issues including modernity, commercialization, and globalization.
Domain Name Registration Rules: China and the US Need to Understand Each Other
Cyberspace,China

Domain Name Registration Rules: China and the US Need to Understand Each Other

On March 28, 2016, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology announced its Internet Domain Name Management Rules (Opinion-Seeking Revision Draft), and officially solicited opinions from the public. The overseas media had a field day over this announcement.
Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity  Agreement with Barack Obama
Cyberspace,China

Xi Jinping’s Economic Cybersecurity Agreement with Barack Obama

Chinese President Xi Jinping reached an agreement with US President Barack Obama in September 2015 to curb “cyber-enabled theft of intellectual property.”
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