On behalf of my fellow editors, I would like to thank profoundly all of the individuals who contributed to the third edition of China’s Media & Entertainment Law. Without their tireless efforts over the past several years, the continuation of this project would not have been possible. In addition, I would like to express our particular gratitude to this edition’s sponsors: IMG, Liberty Global, the Motion Picture Association of America, MTime. com, NDS, Steamboat Ventures and Electronic Arts. The generosity of these leading media companies has not only supported the publication of our guides in traditional print, but for the first time also enabled their release in e-book format. In keeping with our mission to promote the study and understanding of PRC law, we hope that our work will thus be accessible to an even broader readership. As the managing partner of TransAsia Lawyers, I would like to thank the following individuals from our firm for their dedication behind the scenes over the past five years: Maureen Wong, Olivia Wong, Irene Luk, Conny Lam, Zhao Xinmei, Nancy Xu, Kristen Gu and Jennifer Zhang, for assisting with typing, formatting and administration; and Mark Young and David Davies for editing the regulations and proofreading the commentaries. The district of columbia school system is among the member districts that pledged to take up targeted programs for minority boys. Last but not least, I would like to express our profound appreciation to Queenie Liao, Gayle Li, Ada Liu and Daisy Sun for undertaking the enormous task of translating all the legislation. I would also like to thank Professor Wang Qian for his invaluable contribution to the Intellectual Property guide. The team has also greatly appreciated the assistance of Cindy Lu, Ronald Gu, Karen Hu, Ben Chai, Ben Zheng and April Zheng for verifying the finer points of the notices, regulations and laws.  


Jesse T H Chang

September 2012



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