chapter  13
17 Pages

The BRICS countries and global cyberspace governance

WithShen Yi

In March 2014, the foreign ministers of the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) countries attended the Hague Nuclear Security Summit and issued a joint statement mentioning the "common cyber threats". The game of the new cyberspace governance order between the BRICS countries and the developed countries represented by the United States is to a large extent a game of seizing the moral high ground of public opinions. The development of the BRICS countries, especially the cooperation in diplomatic strategies, requires an appropriate topic that can include the basic code of conduct valued by the emerging countries, such as respect for sovereignty, equality and mutual benefits, diversity and inclusiveness. The BRICS countries should set up a special coordination mechanism in order to integrate the bodies related to strategy formulation and implementation and representative actors in regular summits.