The group behind China's wireless encryption standard, WAPI, has accused the IEEE of conspiring against WAPI, insulting China and using intimidation and threats to get its 802.11i encryption standard chosen over WAPI as the official standard. In March the International Standards Organization (ISO) rejected China's WAPI encryption standard in favor of the U.S.-based IEEE's competing one, 802.11i. China has asked the ISO to nullify its decision since it claims the IEEE violated ISO rules and misled national agencies causing them to reject WAPI. ISO has said it will investigate the case, according to Xinhua, China's official news agency.
For more on China's accusations against the IEEE:
- see this Wall Street Journal article (sub. req.)