An international dispute over a wireless computing standard took a bitter turn this past week with the Chinese delegation walking out of a global meeting to discuss the technology, according to an AFP report.
The report said the delegation's walkout from the opening of a two-day meeting in the
The walkout followed Chinese accusations that a US-based standards body used underhanded tactics to prevent global approval of WAPI, the AFP report said.
The US-based group, the
The report said at stake was a leg-up in technology research and billions of dollars in licensing fees and component sales for laptops, mobile phones, handheld computers and other wireless devices.