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Foreign firms alarmed over order to get encryption standards from Chinese competitors

U.S. officials and businesses expressed alarm Wednesday about newly issued regulations that appear to require equipment makers to deal with their Chinese competitors to access the encryption standards required for wireless networks. Details of the new rules are unclear. But industry reaction suggests the issue could brew into yet another area of trade friction between Beijing and Washington. According to industry officials and analysts, the rules, which took effect Dec. 1, grant only 11 Chinese equipment makers free access to domestic encryption standards for wireless local area networks now required of all vendors, both foreign and Chinese. Other manufacturers must deal with the 11 companies in order to obtain the technology, they said. Full Story

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