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Those who determine standards, set the course

China wants to become the global leader in key technologies such as biometric facial recognition, cloud computing, and autonomous driving – and has discovered standardization as an industrial and power-political instrument as a means to an end. After all, those who determine industry standards will call the shots in the markets of the future. Observers are therefore calling for the West to improve the coordination of its standardization bodies. This would enable it to play a greater role in setting standards in the People’s Republic. The draft of China’s standardization guidelines published earlier this week suggests the course the People’s Republic has set: standardization has never been more strategic for Beijing.

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