China announced that it will indefinitely delay implementation of its wireless Internet standard that was scheduled to go into effect on June 1. Intel and other wireless chip set manufacturers had said that they would not be able to meet the deadline for China's proposed standard, known as WAPI (wireless authentication and privacy infrastructure). At a meeting of the US-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade in Washington, China said it would postpone implementation of WAPI and would alter the standard in cooperation with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), an international standards group.
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