The Ministry of Information Industry (MII) confirmed Sunday, August 1, that it is working on a national standard for digital cameras to ensure the healthy development of the industry.
"We are busy doing research work and drafting the standard. We are still in the process," said Cao Jianhua, director of Science and Technology Department of the Ministry of Information Industry.
Denying a rumour that the standard is likely to be unveiled in October, Cao said there was no exact timetable for the release of the standard so far.
"It depends on how fast we do the research and when the work is done," he said.
The work is being jointly organized by the MII and the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine. Many industry experts and digital camera makers at home and abroad are involved in the process, he said.
"Though it is a national standard, we are open to suggestions and advice from foreign digital camera makers," Cao said.