Ahead of China’s annual National Cyber Security Publicity (Propaganda) Week, the Cyberspace Administration of China’s Theoretical Studies Center Group published an article in Qiushi, the leading Chinese Communist Party (CCP) journal on theory, highlighting Xi Jinping’s strategic thinking on building China into a “powerful cyber nation” (or ‘cyber superpower,’ 网络强国).
Their commentary highlights core elements of China’s evolving national cyber strategy, which includes a focus on enhancing the country’s overall level of cyber security, particularly the protection of critical information infrastructure, and advancing indigenous innovation. In particular, this article clearly articulates the CCP’s perception of power and control in cyberspace as an imperative with existential stakes.
The 2017 EROPA Conference and General Assembly was held in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 11 to 15 September 2017. Featured in multiple news agencies such as Yonhap, Munhwa, and 24KZ, social media is also part of the annual event's promotion.
In the past week (10-17 September 2017), up to 100,000 impressions were counted for the conference. This is greater than the 15,000 being reached by EROPA's social media outlets per month (recorded from January to August 2017). The conference in itself is one of the largest in recent years with around 600 registered participants from within Korea and overseas.
As this year's conference closes, we look forward to seeing you in the 2018 EROPA Conference in the Republic of Indonesia. Stay with us for more updates!