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China’s app market and the movement towards regulation

Regulatory trend towards framework for app ecosystem


China’s telecoms industry is highly regulated and service providers are required to obtain permission from the government to operate various services. Internet information services, which are regarded as a type of value-added telecoms service, are also subject to such requirements. According to the Administrative Measures Governing Internet Information Services (2000) issued by the State Council (the ‘Measures’), the provision of internet information services requires either a licence from or registration with the government. Under the Measures, internet information services are divided into services of a commercial nature and services of a non-commercial nature; commercial services providers are subject to licensing requirements while non-commercial services providers are subject to registration requirements.

Download the full article below to read more. This was originally published in E-Commerce Law and Policy (March 2015).

China’s app market and the movement towards regulation
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