China Says Digital Radio Standard "Will Shake Few Foreign Companies' Dominance"
On January 20, 2007 the Chinese Ministry of Information Technology released a national standard on multi-channel digital radio coding and decoding technology for the digital radio industry. According to the State Intellectual Property Office, "The standard which be widely used in digital television and digital radio will shake few foreign companies' dominance in the field."
According to Nick Farrell at the Inquirer, "Although the Chinese standard is similar to the US one, there are enough differences to prevent foreign televisions being used." China is "pushing home-bred innovations and standards to be not so dependent anymore on foreign patents," adds the IP Dragon. Watch for more Chinese standards to affect your business.