Internet & New Media
The integration of the Internet with traditional media products has changed the way people access information and catalyzed the development of digital media, entertainment and devices. China now has nearly half a billion Internet users: more than the United States, India and Japan combined. However, regulators have struggled to keep pace with such rapid innovation, particularly as it is often unclear which government agency has authority over new forms of media. This guide tracks the latest legal developments and the explains the agencies involved. Topics include: website registration and ownership; permits and approvals; foreign investment models; social media and censorship.