Comprising 60.3 percent of the world's 7.2 billion population, Asia is an enigma to many in the West. Hugely dynamic in its demographic, economic, technological and financial development, its changes are as rapid as they are diverse. The SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy provides the reader with a clear, balanced and comprehensive overview on Asia's foreign policy and accompanying theoretical trends. Placing the diverse and dynamic substance of Asia's international relations first, and bringing together an authoritative assembly of contributors from across the world, this is a reliable introduction to non-Western intellectual traditions in Asia. VOLUME 1: PART 1: Theories; PART 2: Themes; PART 3: Transnational Politics; PART 4: Domestic Politics; PART 5; Transnational Economics. VOLUME 2: PART 6: Foreign Policies of Asian States; Part 6a: East Asia; Part 6b: Southeast Asia; Part 6c: South & Central Asia; Part 7: Offshore Actors; Part 8: Bilateral Issues; Part 9: Comparison of Asian Sub-Regions.
Chapter 12: Asian Cybersecurity
On February 19, 2013, the New York Times reported that a 12-story building in the northeastern part of Shanghai was the source of cyber operations against the United States and other countries (Sanger et al., 2013). The article said that Unit 61398 of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) was housed in the building and that this unit was organizing large-scale and sophisticated cyber operations, quoting a report by an American private security company, Mandiant (Mandiant, 2013). The area where the building was located is well known among native Shanghai residents as a military district. Apartments for military families surrounded the building.
The news was ...