On the heels of announcing that only a Chinese-bred Wi-Fi security standard will be required in China and only Chinese companies can license it, the government has added nine more licensees: The names of the new companies have not been released yet and the total licensees is now 20. Foreign companies can make the gear but only with a co-production deal with a Chinese company. Plus, foreign companies must pay their partners to integrate the Chinese encryption standard WAPI into their gear while Chinese companies get the license for free.
This whole situation is so ridiculous I can't even comment on it. What would happen if the rest of the world tried to prevent Chinese companies from making Wi-Fi gear using a standard that the Americans or French or Australians controlled and wouldn't allow access to?