China has already gained an advanced position in many strategic and new technology sectors, such as 5G mobile technology and artificial intelligence. Photo: AFP
China has already gained an advanced position in many strategic and new technology sectors, such as 5G mobile technology and artificial intelligence. Photo: AFP

China’s ‘state-centric approach’ to technical standards-setting worries EU firms

  • The West has long had a lead when it comes to global technical standards, setting the specifications that shape most of the products consumers use
  • European Union Chamber of Commerce in China report says China’s ‘state-centric approach’ to standards will add to risks due to increased politicisation and potential decoupling

China has already gained an advanced position in many strategic and new technology sectors, such as 5G mobile technology and artificial intelligence. Photo: AFP
China has already gained an advanced position in many strategic and new technology sectors, such as 5G mobile technology and artificial intelligence. Photo: AFP
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