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China's Ministry of Culture issues new regulation on the import of online games

The Chinese Ministry of Culture just issued a new regulation on the import of online games. Key points worth noting are:

 

  • Companies that want to import online games to China have to apply for a license from the Ministry of Culture
  • Preliminary testing (e.g. Beta Versions) is limited to 20.000 active users
  • Without appropriate license, imposing user fees, engaging users in business cooperations or posting advertisement is illegal
  • In case of a significant change in the nature of existing business, a new license is required

 

For more information visit http://tech.163.com/09/0427/18/57U5O32D000915BF.html (Chinese only)

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Comments: 3

  • #1

    Albert Drouart (Wednesday, 29 April 2009 05:20)

    Interesting to hear this news after just reading about disclosure rules for foreign firms importing manufactured technologies into China. Seems to apply to IT products as well and source code...

    http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/business/20090424TDY01304.htm

  • JimdoPro
    #2

    Web2Asia (Wednesday, 29 April 2009 06:24)

    thanks, for the link Albert - indeed interesting developments

  • #3

    kongning (Wednesday, 24 June 2009 03:34)

    In case of a significant change in the nature of existing business, a new license is required
    http://www.heelsunon.com

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