Yomiuri Shimbun, September 19, 2008. The Chinese government will soon oblige foreign companies to disclose source code in IT products for sale in China. Foreign manufacturers will be allowed to sell their IT-based products to the Chinese market only after an accreditation body examines the code and finds that it passes unspecified tests.

Products expected to be subject to examination include smart cards, digital copiers, and computer servers. China claims that this activity is needed to shut out viruses and stymie hackers. Companies that decline to cooperate can be barred from both sales and manufacture of the product in China.

I would suggest to China that they spend more of their energies keeping better track of melamine and lead.

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