Archive for March, 2007

A new DVD standard specifically for China

The DVD forum consisting of 10Cs has adopted a new standard–HD-DVD, which is only applied to China Mainland. The forum is the coalition of DVD technologies and patentees. The new standard is primarily purport to address the piracy problem in the Chinese market. With the implementation of the new standard, Chinese DVDs will only be operable on domestic DVD machines, and exported DVDs or machines are subject to higher patent fees.

As for the new development of this standard, please see

This standard is being criticized by the domestic EVD coalition as discrimination and “patent trap” against Chinese DVD industry.;

On another standard, it is expected that government will provide more support through governmental procurement to WAPI products, which are competing with the mainstream WiFi standard.

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