Undersea digital cables around Taiwan could be a target if Beijing launches an attack – disrupting the internet and potentially incurring billions of dollars in damage internationally. Image: Shutterstock
Undersea digital cables around Taiwan could be a target if Beijing launches an attack – disrupting the internet and potentially incurring billions of dollars in damage internationally. Image: Shutterstock
Taiwan

Undersea internet cables a major vulnerability in any potential Taiwan attack, report finds

  • Mercatus Centre at George Mason University concludes any attack would have enormous global costs from shipping disruptions and severed data cables
  • Report draws on information from a Chinese database that includes a compilation of thousands of possible strategic targets

Undersea digital cables around Taiwan could be a target if Beijing launches an attack – disrupting the internet and potentially incurring billions of dollars in damage internationally. Image: Shutterstock
Undersea digital cables around Taiwan could be a target if Beijing launches an attack – disrupting the internet and potentially incurring billions of dollars in damage internationally. Image: Shutterstock
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