China lifts 14-year console ban in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

2014/01/06

China lifts 14-year console ban in Shanghai Free Trade Zone

Game industry in China faces a huge opportunity as console ban is lifted

China, Shanghai – January 6, 2014 – The State Council has released a statement announcing the ban of video-game consoles in China has been lifted for the first time since it was imposed in June 2000. This means foreign-invested enterprises are now allowed to produce consoles in Shanghai’s Free Trade Zone and legally sell them throughout the country. Although it’s just temporary for now, this announcement is exciting news for the game industry, both in China and as a whole.

Read more about the statement from the State Council (in Chinese only).

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