Recently the Ministry of Culture amended five of its ministry regulations including Detailed Implementation Rules for the Regulation of the Administration of Commercial Performances and the Interim Measures for the Administration of Online Games. According to the amended Measures, applications for engaging in operational Internet cultural activities must meet five requirements, including “using a definite domain name”. Administrative Departments of Culture must issue a decision within 20 days of receipt of an application. Upon approval, the department must issue a Business License for Internet Culture and publicly announce the issuance of the license. If the application is rejected, the department must issue the applicant a written notification that includes the grounds for the rejection. The aforementioned Business License shall remain effective for three years after issuance.
(Source: Official website of the Ministry of Culture)
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