China encryption system rejected, reports say

Tuesday, 14 March 2006, 12:35 AM EST

The world industrial-standards association has rejected China's controversial wireless encryption standard for global use, news reports said Monday, dealing a blow to Beijing's effort to promote its own standards for computers and telecoms.

China is promoting its WAPI system in a campaign to reduce reliance on foreign technology and give its companies a competitive edge.

At Globe and Mail.

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