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Chinese new regulations for apps

ToumakToumak New YorkPosts: 3New Users Noob
Hey,

Did anyone hear about the new regulations in China? Developers apparently have to get their apps approved by the censorship organism and if they don’t, they’ll be removed on January 1st.

This got me worried so I contacted Apple and here’s their answer: “Please consult with your regulatory experts to gain a full understanding of this regulation. You can also read the full text of the regulation at http://www.sapprft.gov.cn/sapprft/contents/6588/298011.shtml

Obviously, that doesn’t help.

Is anyone else worried about this situation?
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  • dev666999dev666999 Posts: 3,567New Users @ @ @ @ @
    edited November 2016
    Scr*w China. It's not like they're paying customers anyway.

    If the following article is accurate, then China is a gone market. The rules are Draconian and expensive.

    https://zhugeex.com/2016/07/the-challenge-of-publishing-a-mobile-game-in-china/
  • sparksosparkso Posts: 508Registered Users @ @ @
    In China, they always have policies for this and that. But they almost never reinforces them.
    They do it just for the show.
  • Crichton333Crichton333 Posts: 272Registered Users @ @
    Isnt the biggest iOS store in China that fake one with pirated games run by a company that payed for the new jailbreak few months ago.

    The censorship organism really smacked them with the ban hammer didnt they (hint not at all, everything is illegal in China).
    "Smoke me a kipper i'll be back for breakfast." -- iOS: Nebula Virtual Reality
  • smallDevsmallDev LondonPosts: 5New Users Noob
    Have you guys submitted your apps yet without this chinese approval number? Is Apple rejecting apps without it? Or do I have to remove app from sale in China?
  • dev666999dev666999 Posts: 3,567New Users @ @ @ @ @
    edited February 8
    smallDev wrote: »
    Have you guys submitted your apps yet without this chinese approval number? Is Apple rejecting apps without it? Or do I have to remove app from sale in China?

    F*ck the Chinese.

    https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=13585086

    On the other hand, no big loss. They'll just rip off your game anyway. Chinese are NOT paying customers. I will just avoid the Chinese market going forward.

    And f*ck Apple too. This is the stupid link regarding the new rule, they posted on itunesconnect.

    http://www.sapprft.gov.cn/sapprft/contents/6588/298011.shtml

    Who in the f*ck, other than Chinese can read that Chicken Scratching. The biggest Corporation in the world can't be bothered to translate that into English or other languages? Thanks Apple.
  • astersdoastersdo USAPosts: 560New Users @ @ @
    I sorted the issue in 2 steps.
    1. Removed Chinsese from my localisation files.
    2. Opened up iTunes, selected the Chinese localisation, then clicked delete.
    Done.
  • sparksosparkso Posts: 508Registered Users @ @ @
    I think the issue only applies if you are a China Chinese dev.
  • Crichton333Crichton333 Posts: 272Registered Users @ @
    Cant a person in China just click on the US store and download all the apps anyways ?
    "Smoke me a kipper i'll be back for breakfast." -- iOS: Nebula Virtual Reality
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