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China Postpones WAPI Enforcement

The latest chapter in China's WAPI (Wireless Authentication and Privacy Infrastructure) standardization drive was written today when, faced with US trade pressure, China promised not to enforce the June 1 deadline for the new wireless standard's adoption.

WAPI is aimed at device manufacturers around the world hoping to produce mobile-ready goods for sale in China, and is a competitor to the Wi-Fi security standard. The agreement came during the Washington, D.C., visit of China's Vice Premier Wu Yi.

In news coinciding with the Premier's US visit, China pledged to adopt new copyright policies aimed at stifling music and video piracy.

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