reported that “The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission on Thursday held a daylong hearing on cybersecurity threats posed by Xi Jinping-led China, including the nation’s expansive cyberespionage and disinformation capabilities, along with its technical prowess in cyberwarfare.”  The February 17, 2022 report entitled “Experts Outline Chinese Cyberwarfare Tactics, Motivations” included these comments:

The first part of the hearing, a two-hour session entitled “China’s Perspective on and Capabilities for Cyberwarfare,” featured witnesses who outlined doctrinal shifts within China that have perpetuated more aggression in the IT realm, along with motivations, capabilities and technical components of Xi’s People’s Liberation Army, including its new Strategic Support Force, or SSF, which conducts space, cyber and electronic warfare operations.

Witnesses included Winnona DeSombre, a nonresident fellow at the international affairs think tank The Atlantic Council and a fellow at the Belfer Center at Harvard University; Dean Cheng, a senior research fellow in Asian studies for the public policy think tank the Heritage Foundation; and John Chen, lead analyst at the Center for Intelligence and Research Analysis at SOS International, or SOSi.

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