Lou Qinjian, deputy minister of China's Ministry of Information Industry, said at the signing ceremony for Intel's (INTC) new factory in Dalian that MII has asked Intel to support China's WAPI to become an international standard.
WAPI is China's national wireless standard. Currently the WAPI alliance faces a rough road in becoming an international standard, which according to a representative from the WAPI Standard Work Team is mainly due to the pressure from the IEEE headed by Intel. Industry professionals believe that if Intel is willing to give a hand, it will be easier for WAPI to successfully become an international standard.
Compared with the disadvantages it faces in the international market, WAPI has received great support from Chinese government because of its perceived technical superiority.