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What Does China’s New Cybersecurity Law Mean for Chinese Internet Companies?

China has passed its first cybersecurity law on November 7, 2016, just a week after its third draft was proposed to the Standing Committee of National People’s Congress, often deemed as China’s rubber-stamp parliament. Many China watchers are concerned about... Continue Reading →


Exactly what policies are regulating China’s live-streaming platforms?

Live-streaming has gained its momentum in China since as early as 2015. It is estimated that there are nearly 200 online live-streaming websites in China, with the total user population of more than 200 million. Popular platforms could have hundreds... Continue Reading →

How difficult is it to obtain the License for running live-streaming platforms in China?

Last week, China's State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film, and Television released new regulations over the country's booming live-streaming industry. The new regulations require operators to have the License for Publication of Audio-Visual Programs through Information Network (《信息网络传播视听节目许可证》) in order... Continue Reading →

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