In a public notice on Jan. 19, MIIT stated that the metaverse working group was created to meet the requirements of industrial development and industry management as China bets big on the tech sector. According to the document, the ministry’s working group comprises not only government representatives, but also individuals from major Chinese tech corporations, including Huawei, Ant Group, ZET, Tencent, and others.
The group is open to public feedback on its members’ selection until Feb. 18, although the document doesn’t specify the specific areas of focus for the group.
China has been mulling the establishment of its standards for the metaverse for a while now. In September 2023, crypto.news reported that MIIT was urging the formation of a working group dedicated to the metaverse, citing the technology’s ongoing challenges. The government’s objective is reportedly to ensure the “healthy and orderly development of the metaverse industry through standardization and guidance.”
Source: Crypto News