Wireless Security Tops U.S.-China Trade Talks
The U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade will address China's proprietary wireless-networking encryption standard this week.Chinas wireless protocol, known as Wireless LAN Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure, or WAPI, is incompatible with the standard developed by the IEEE 802.11 working group. Chinese officials have classified the WAPI intellectual property as a "state secret," making it illegal to release to foreign companies. The joint commission will also discuss Chinas stance on intellectual property protection.
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