The Japanese government has grown increasingly concerned about China’s proposed international standards for smart cities, worried about a competitive disadvantage as companies vie for business.
China has already submitted smart-city proposals to both the International Organization for Standardization, or ISO, and the International Electrotechnical Commission, according to a source close to the government here.
Three of the seven confirmed proposals from China are due to come up for a vote around year-end. A new standard needs a two-thirds supermajority to pass.