At the recent JTC 1 Plenary 2012 in Jeju, Korea, JTC 1 established a new Working Group to address standardisation in the field of Governance of IT.

the current Convenor of WG8 is Phil Brown (UK), until JTC 1 Plenary 2013. And the Secretariat of this working group is Australia.

September 20, 2011, AIM Inc., the trade association recognized as the worldwide authority on automatic identification and mobility, today announced the availability of Han Xin Code symbology.

Han Xin Code is a two-dimensional (2d) matrix symbology, which is developed and designed for both Chinese market and global market. Han Xin Code is a result of a key research of tenth Chinese Five-Year Plan. The Chinese National Standard of Han Xin Code was published in 2007.

This symbology can efficiently encode Chinese information, numeric and ASCII characters and octet bytes such as graphic and audio information. There are eighty-four sizes of Han Xin Code symbols to provide a wide choosable encoding range of information. And it has four levels of Reed-Solomon error correction to ensure correct decoding even with damaged symbols.

The AIM Global's specification of Han Xin Code is available for purchase from the AIM online store at International Symbology Specification – Han Xin Code. There is also encode and decode softwares of Han Xin Code, which could also be found at AIM online store at Han Xin Software.

March 15-17, 2011, AIM TSC hold a face-to-face meeting for Han Xin Code specification. This meeting was hold at Zebra Solution, San Jose, CA, United States.

In this meeting, our Chinese delegate answer the questions sumbited in first Public review stage of Han Xin Code specification.

Mar 17th, 2011, the Chinese National two-dimensional barcode standard "Chinese-sensible Code" has a new name "Han Xin Code". According to the requirements raised from standardization process of AIM Global and the needs of Chinese 2d barcode industry, "Han Xin Code" become the new name of this symbology, and this name was agreed by GS1 China, AIM China and AIM Global Technical Symbology Committee.