With a set of cyber-campaigns—from cyber-enabled economic theft and espionage to the possibility of future state-sanctioned cyber-attacks—evolving in the shadows, it’s hard to spin the sunny “new type of great power relationship” President Xi suggested for the U.S. and China at the recent summit.
First the financial system collapses and it’s impossible to access one’s money. Then the power and water systems stop functioning. Within days, the country finds itself fractured and fragmented—hardly recognizable. Think of it as 9/11/2015.