China-led International Standard for Smart City ICT Reference Framework Released

23/09/2020 On 7 August 2020, the international standard for smart city ICT framework (ISO/IEC 30145-3:20, 20 Information Technology — Smart City ICT Reference Framework — Part 3: Smart City Engineering Framework) was officially released. It is the first Smart City ICT Reference Framework standard released by ISO/IEC JTC 1; its development was led by China. … Continued

SAMR’s Interpretation of the “Key Areas of Implementation for Enterprise Standards ‘Top Runners’ in 2020”

21/09/2020 Introduction: The Enterprise Standards “Top Runners” scheme was designed and launched to encourage enterprises to improve the quality of their products and services. It is based on the disclosure and supervision of enterprise standards published on the Enterprise Standard Information Public Service Platform – which is clearly encouraged by Art. 27 of the Standardisation … Continued

Notice on Beginning the Recommendations for National Green Data Centres in 2020, published by MIIT and other 6 central government bodies

18/09/2020 On 6 August 2020, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), the National Government Office Administration (CNGOA), the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC), and the National Energy Administration (NEA), jointly issued the Notice on Beginning the Recommendations for National Greed Data … Continued

Video Conference of the Heads of BRICS National Standardisation Bodies

17/09/2020 On 19 August 2020, a meeting of the Heads of BRICS National Standardisation Bodies (NSBs) was held via videoconference. The meeting, which represents a supporting event for the 12th BRICS Summit, was chaired from the Chinese side by Cui Gang, Director-General of the Department of Standards Innovation Management of the State Administration of Market … Continued

China Holds High-level Talks on Standardisation with the United Kingdom and Germany

17/09/2020 A video conference on China-UK standardisation cooperation was held on 17 August 2020. This meeting was attended by Tian Shihong, Deputy Director of China’s State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and Director of the National Standards Committee, and Scott Steadman, Executive Director of Standards at the British Standards Institution (BSI). During the meeting, both … Continued

2020 Green Computing Standards and Industry Summit held in Shenzhen

16/09/2020 On 15 August 2020, the Green Computing Consortium (GCC) held the 2020 Green Computing Standards and Industry Summit during the 8th China Information Technology Expo – the key expo for the electronic information industry sponsored by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) and the Shenzhen Municipal People’s Government. In early August 2020, … Continued

China’s Standardisation for Household Electrical Appliances and Explanation of Several Standards Released in 2019

07/09/2020 Overall standardisation work The Standardisation Administration of China’s Technical Commitee of household electrical appliances (SAC/TC 46) is responsible for standardisation work in the field of household and similar electrical appliances. The TC has established 19 sub-technical committees (SCs) and 18 standardisation working groups (WGs), which are responsible for the development and revision of standards … Continued

China Mobile’s Performance Shows the Enormous Power Consumption of 5G Network

02/09/2020 On 13 August 2020, China Mobile published its performance report for the first half of 2020. During this period, the operating costs of the company increased drastically by 10.7 billion RMB, an astonishing increase partly resulted from increased power consumption of its 5G base stations. According to various analysts, one single 5G base station … Continued