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An attractive alternative? China’s approach to cyber governance and its implications for the Western model

Gao, Xinchuchu (2022) An attractive alternative? China’s approach to cyber governance and its implications for the Western model. International Spectator, 57 (3). pp. 15-30. ISSN 0393-2729

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Identification Number: 10.1080/03932729.2022.2074710

Abstract

China’s cyber norm-building efforts can be usefully explored based on the concept of the norm life cycle developed by Finnemore and Sikkink. Although China puts cyber sovereignty and government involvement at the core of its cyber governance approach, its Internet policies are a result of interactions between state agencies and business units, and recent reforms suggest greater involvement of Chinese companies. Moreover, many countries, including some from the West, have placed increasing emphasis on intergovernmental involvement and data sovereignty when developing their Internet policies. The EU, for instance, believes that digital sovereignty is necessary to protect its own market from US and Chinese technology giants. Despite the fundamental differences between Brussels's digital sovereignty and Beijing’s cyber sovereignty, the dichotomy between China’s sovereignty-oriented approach and the more open approach of Western countries is more blurred than it may appear, leading to Western countries, the EU in particular, potentially becoming more receptive to China’s cyber norms.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.tandfonline.com/journals/rspe20
Additional Information: © 2022 The Author
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Date Deposited: 17 May 2022 14:51
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2022 08:51
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/115130

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