To understand the complex issues underlying the world of hacking and cyber-espionage, and how it relates to U.S.-China relations, China Law & Policy sat down with a noted expert on both China and cyber-security, Dr. Adam Segal, the Ira A. Lipman Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. In this exclusive interview, Dr. Segal discusses the nature of the attacks on Google, the involvement of the Chinese government in the hacking world and the danger China poses to the U.S.’ cyber-security. But as Dr. Segal makes clear, it is not a one-sided affair; the U.S. also plays a very active role in hacking and cyber-espionage, making it difficult to challenge China when something like the Google incident arises. Dr. Segal also explores the need for international cooperation on these issues and the role that international law can play in containing the threat. Unfortunately, as he points out, the world community is far from reaching any sort of agreement, making all nations susceptible to this very real threat.
Click here to listen to the interview with Dr. Adam Segal
Length: 26 minutes (audio will open in another browser)