According to a report released by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a British think tank, the Chinese government has demonstrated its ability to attack and spread disinformation online, but China is at least 10 years behind the United States in terms of cyber power.
According to the New York Post, a new report by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a British think tank, ranked the United States as the world’s only “top cyber power” on June 28, with China falling behind, competing with other countries in the world such as Russia and France for the No. 2 spot. It will take at least another 10 years for China to develop its Internet power to compete with the United States.
The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) report points out the reasons why, although China has demonstrated its ability to attack and propagate disinformation on the Internet, the country has always been under strict control of its leadership and this situation has not improved. Internet capabilities are overstated.
The IISS report ranked 15 countries on a scale of 1 to 3 in terms of cyber power, with the United States at the top of the scale; the United Kingdom, Australia, Russia, France, Canada, Israel and China at the second level; and India, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Malaysia, North Korea and Vietnam at the third level.