China Market Intelligence

May 11th, 2016
Anna Ashton

New online publishing rules announced February 14 largely reinforce existing law, which prohibits foreign investment in China’s online publishing sector, but the rules also expand government oversight and regulation of online content—developments that are of concern to many companies. The Ministry of Information Technology (MIIT) and the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (...

March 16th, 2016
Yan Yu and Nick Marro

The recently released, and newly effective Administrative Regulations for Online Publishing Service explicitly restricts foreign investors from providing online publishing services, sets licensing and approval requirements for the types of cooperative projects in which domestic and foreign entities can engage, and outlines strict rules on technical equipment and data localization.

These rules, however, have raised questions regarding what type of content is...