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A warning for the U.S. and China on North Korean cybercrime

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op politics and current affairs news for April 6, 2017. Part of the daily SupChina news roundup "Xi comes to Mar-a-Lago with ‘tweetable deliverables.’"
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Lucas Niewenhuis

The director and associate director of George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security published an article in The Conversation that highlights North Korea’s increasing cybercrime activity and how it may pose further difficulties in U.S.-China relations. While missile launches are North Korea’s best-known form of saber rattling, the country’s cyberwarfare capabilities are less well understood and may increasingly be directed at the world’s two largest economies. The writers warn that “the international community — and the U.S. and China in particular — should give serious thought to what might be North Korea’s cyberattack equivalent of a nuclear weapons test.”


By Lucas Niewenhuis
Lucas Niewenhuis is an associate editor at SupChina who helps curate daily news and produce the company's newsletter, app, and website content. Previously, Lucas researched China-Africa relations at the Social Science Research Council and interned at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. He has studied Chinese language and culture in Shanghai and Beijing, and is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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