A variety of groups consider asking the Bush administration to file a WTO complaint about the proprietary Chinese security standard: As we've written about over the last few months, the Chinese government has imposed a surprise new Wi-Fi security spec called WAPI which only a handful of Chinese companies will have the right to manufacture. Non-Chinese partners can co-manufacture with these firms. The spec is undisclosed and, I suspect, contains government backdoors.
A variety of organizations representing silicon manufacturers and U.S. businesses will discuss whether to ask the Bush administration to file an unfair trade complaint with the WTO. The WTO's complaints process in the past has been used to force more developed nations to drop barriers and reduce protections; it's nice to see it potentially used in the other directions as well.
The Wi-Fi Alliance is reportedly considering separately suspending wireless chip sales to China. This could be interesting to enforce given that there are indigenous chipmakers in China and Taiwan, although it seems that the most advanced technology is entirely developed and owned by U.S. and European firms at the moment.