China is a naturally attractive international market for multinational players in the publishing and media industry, with potentially unmatched audiences for books, journals, scholarly publications, music, television programs, films and online/digital media of every sort. However, given the unique regulatory environment applicable to these products in China, participation in this space must be structured very cautiously, and industry players must be careful to steer around various China-specific considerations and nuances.
DaHui advises a diverse client base in various publishing and media sectors. We have extensive industry experience guiding market players through complex and unstable regulations and a maze of red tape, and the touchstone of our publishing and media practice is our ability to combine our transactional, intellectual property and regulatory expertise to meet the individualized needs of clients in this highly regulated industry. We often assist clients in helping to detect “sensitive” content and features likely to run afoul of Chinese regulators, aid multinationals in navigating China’s unique system of official media import requirements, and both identify and help devise compliance solutions under China’s highly restricted publishing and broadcasting permit regime. Taken together, some of the most reputable global publications and other media companies have relied on DaHui’s advice in order to understand what is required of them in order to conduct business in China as well as to assess and circumvent risks in these potentially lucrative industries.
Nov 28, 2022