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U.S. Urges China on Technology Standards

AP reported that the US government is continuing to discourage China from establishing government telecommunications standards: “Now, with China testing competing systems and moving toward its own standard known as TD-SCDMA U.S. policy is to urge governments in China and elsewhere to let companies choose freely. ‘I never met a carrier that didn’t express a […]

China backs down on Wi-Fi Standards (CNET news)

China agreed today to indefinitely delay implementation of government encryption standards for new wireless equipment, which would have allowed the government to decrypt personal communications over wireless networks. CNET writes: “China is softening efforts to establish its own Wi-Fi security standard and will adopt stringent new piracy prevention policies as part of a broad trade […]

Wireless security tops U.S.-China trade talks (EE Times)

“China and the United States will square off in Washington on Wednesday (April 21) for the annual U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade, a forum where officials haggle over trade disputes and promote commercial agendas. For the technology community, this week’s meeting has taken on added importance in light of recent clashes between the […]

Intel: Won’t Support China’s Wi-Fi Rules (Reuters)

Reuters reported today that: “Intel Corp, the world’s largest chip maker, said on Wednesday it will not develop applications based on Chinese encryption standards for wireless computing, taking a hard line in an ongoing dispute between U.S. technology companies and China.” See full report on the Washington Post’s website.

China Is Urged to Drop Tech Rule

“WASHINGTON — In an unusual letter signed by three U.S. cabinet secretaries, the Bush administration urged China to drop a regulation that would limit the import of wireless technologies ranging from pagers to laptop computers.” … “In the letter, delivered to senior Chinese officials late Tuesday, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, Commerce Secretary Don […]

China Uses its Own Encryption Standards for Wireless Networks

Here is a report from Seattlepi entitled “China pushes network encryption standards” It said “China has ordered equipment makers to use the country’s own encryption standards for wireless networks, ensuring stronger government control and giving domestic manufacturers a slight respite from some foreign competition. The new rules, which took effect Monday, apply to manufacturers at […]

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