عنوان مقاله [English]
China’s cyber capabilities have been accentuated in recent years, with the country intensifying its efforts, since 2014, to shape international norms in cyberspace, and seeking to play a unique role in the international system. This research examined China’s objectives and preferences in cyber diplomacy as well as its policies to achieve them. The results indicated that China, as to its cyber-diplomatic objectives and preferences, aims at becoming a normative power, a cyber-superpower, and applying standardization and localization practices. To this end, it pursues several strategies such as holding the World Internet Conference, enhancing the role of the United Nations, and making intergovernmental agreements. Through a descriptive-explanatory method, this research showed that the vision of a comprehensive cyber superpower is beyond mere technological capabilities, requiring great powers to enter normative, discursive, and ideological competition to shape the future international system.