Temper tantrum – Bruce Einhorn

From BusinessWeek Online:

Maybe what we’re seeing now is a case of China’s ambitions for global tech leadership coming up against the regime’s chronic need to control information. Just about anything can be considered a state secret in China. (Here’s a good list of some of the things that are too secret to reveal.) And, of course, one of the reasons Beijing was promoting WAPI in the first place was to boost its own ability to decode the secrets of others. But winning approval for WAPI requires opening it up for others to see. In Prague there were two choices: Provide the information necessary to win international approval for WAPI or storm out and denounce a foreign plot. Unfortunately, it’s not surprising that the consipracy theorists seem to have won out. [Full Text]

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