February 10, 2023

China Pulls Back from Global Subsea Cable Project as U.S. Tensions Mount

Source: Financial Times

Journalists: Anna Gross, Alexandra Heal

Alexandra Seymour, an associate fellow of technology and national security at the Center for a New American Security, said China’s ambition to own subsea cables through its three state-owned telecoms companies “raises a lot of espionage concerns” because it gives the government the tools to direct data traffic.“

There’s just a lot of different ways that data can be compromised”, from espionage to software hacking to physical cable damage, added Seymour.

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  • Alexandra Seymour

    Former Associate Fellow, Technology and National Security Program

    Alexandra Seymour was an Associate Fellow for the Technology and National Security Program at CNAS. Her work focuses on artificial intelligence, defense innovation, semiconduc...