The Central Bureau of Standards under the Ministry of Economic Affairs took charge of standardization in Taiwan. They issued the Regulations Governing the Establishment of National Standards to regulate metrology, national standards, and patent inspection in Taiwan. After the retrocession of Taiwan, Japanese standards continued to be used along with Chinese standards in Taiwan. The disarray of measurement standards reflected a pressing need for the establishment of unified national standards, thus the most urgent task for the Central Bureau of Standards in 1947.
A delay in the establishment of standards resulted in an adverse impact on public livelihood and industries. At this point, when the Central Bureau of Standards was in dire need of talented industrial professionals, faculty members at the Taiwan Provincial College of Engineering came to the rescue. Several professors in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, mining and metallurgy, and civil engineering, including Shih-An Wang, Da-Jun Qing, Chen-Chiu Ma, and Yun-Ping Lo, played crucial roles in the establishment of the CNS Standards needed for national industrial progress.
As a result of their concerted effort, the 12th issue of Standards was published in late 1950. It was the first journal published by the Central Bureau of Standards after printing resumed in Taiwan. With specifications of 179 national standards in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, agriculture, mining and metallurgy, and civil engineering, the journal served as a key guidebook of standards for industrial and economic development in Taiwan.