Starcraft 2 Banned in China

昨晚22点10分.版署突击检查CJ会场,已经搭建完成的暴雪展台被勒令撤除,而原定今天的试玩也就随之夭 折了.我们原定今天的直播也要取消了.这对于广大国内玩家来说无疑是一次巨大的打击.

At 10:10pm last night, the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) launched a last minute inspection at the Chinajoy exhibition, and the already completed Blizzard booth is ordered to be removed. The scheduled demo today, along with our live coverage of it, are also to be canceled. Doubtlessly this is a huge loss for the gamers in China.

与此同时,明天在韩国举办的G-STAR上,星际2将会第一次战线在玩家面前,届时,韩国的玩家将可以率先领略星际2的魅力,据悉,明天开 始的G-STAR上的星际2试玩将会是韩文版的.著名选手Moon和NaDa将同台献艺.

Yada yada, unrelated Korea stuffs.

最新消息: 传因为新闻出版总署认为星际2过于血腥暴力,严重影响青少年心里和胜利的健康成长。截至目前, ChinaJoy会场上,暴雪的星际争霸2展台仍然存在,大屏幕也在播放星际争霸2的CG,但是网易工作人员表示在本次ChinaJoy上将不会提供星际争霸2的试玩。

New Updates: Explanation from GAPP is that Starcraft 2 consists over the top gore contents, and therefore seriously affecting the well being of teenagers. Despite the cancellation of the demo, there are still screens playing Starcraft2’s cinematic in the exhibition. The demo cancellation is further confirmed by staffs of NetEase.

新闻出版总署于7月1日发布的《关于加强对进口网络游戏审批管理的通知》中明文规定,“在境内举办各种游戏的会展交易节庆活动中,凡涉及境外游戏作品的展示、演示、交易、推广等内容的,必须按进口网络游戏审批规定,事先报新闻出版总署审查批准。违者将依法予以取缔,并追究主办、承办单位和相关企业的责任”。由此可以看出,《星际争霸II》要想出现在ChinaJoy的现场,那么通过版署的审核则是其必须具备的一个条件。我 们也只是通过各种渠道才得知网易将在
ChinaJoy上举行《星际争霸II》的试玩活动,这一消息网易与暴雪官方都没有公开证实过.

In the <<Imported Online Games Approval Act>> passed by GAPP on July 1st, 2009, it states that any imported online games must be approved by the ministry, before they can be demonstrated, marketed or shown in gaming conventions. According to that act, if Starcraft2 is to be shown in Chinajoy, it needs to be approved by the ministry first. However there were no official announcement of the demo, even we were initially informed of it by alternative sources.

http://sc2.uuu9.com/2009/200907/340538.shtml

My rough translation.

To put more context into this and why I think this is a clear message to Blizzard that Starcraft 2 is not coming out in China.

The director of The9, the previous distributor of WoW, has confirmed in a speech given in the same exhibition that they are the one who filed the complaint to the government. The reason being that Blizzard and NetEase are forming a joint company and it is partially funded by Blizzard. In China, it is illegal to distribute online games from oversea companies, and The9 will do everything to ensure that from happening.

NetEase is also the distributor of Starcraft 2 and Battle.net in China.

Link to the transcript of the speech:

http://ceo.131.com/news/zhuanfang/09/0722/636289_1.html

Link?

what about Korea? that’s the important market, after all

I can’t find anything about this anywhere. Link please.

I AM REPORTING THIS TO EVERY GAMING NEWS SITE I KNOW OF

i think he’s full of shit

昨晚22点10分.版署突击检查CJ会场,已经搭建完成的暴雪展台被勒令撤除,而原定今天的试玩也就随之夭折了.我们原定今天的直播也要取消了.这对于广大国内玩家来说无疑是一次巨大的打击.

At 10:10pm last night, the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) launched a last minute inspection at the Chinajoy exhibition, and the already completed Blizzard booth is ordered to be removed. The scheduled demo today, along with our live coverage of it, are also to be canceled. Doubtlessly this is a huge loss for the gamers in China.

   与此同时,明天在韩国举办的G-STAR上,星际2将会第一次战线在玩家面前,届时,韩国的玩家将可以率先领略星际2的魅力,据悉,明天开始的G-STAR上的星际2试玩将会是韩文版的.著名选手Moon和NaDa将同台献艺.

Yada yada, unrelated Korea stuffs.

    最新消息: 传因为新闻出版总署认为星际2过于血腥暴力,严重影响青少年心里和胜利的健康成长。截至目前, ChinaJoy会场上,暴雪的星际争霸2展台仍然存在,大屏幕也在播放星际争霸2的CG,但是网易工作人员表示在本次ChinaJoy上将不会提供星际争霸2的试玩。

New Updates: Explanation from GAPP is that Starcraft 2 consists over the top gore contents, and therefore seriously affecting the well being of teenagers. Despite the cancellation of the demo, there are still screens playing Starcraft2’s cinematic in the exhibition. The demo cancellation is further confirmed by staffs of NetEase.

 新闻出版总署于7月1日发布的《关于加强对进口网络游戏审批管理的通知》中明文规定,“在境内举办各种游戏的会展交易节庆活动中,凡涉及境外游戏作品的展示、演示、交易、推广等内容的,必须按进口网络游戏审批规定,事先报新闻出版总署审查批准。违者将依法予以取缔,并追究主办、承办单位和相关企业的责任”。由此可以看出,《星际争霸II》要想出现在ChinaJoy的现场,那么通过版署的审核则是其必须具备的一个条件。我们也只是通过各种渠道才得知网易将在

ChinaJoy上举行《星际争霸II》的试玩活动,这一消息网易与暴雪官方都没有公开证实过.

In the <<Imported Online Games Approval Act>> passed by GAPP on July 1st, 2009, it states that any imported online games must be approved by the ministry, before they can be demonstrated, marketed or shown in gaming conventions. According to that act, if Starcraft2 is to be shown in Chinajoy, it needs to be approved by the ministry first. However there were no official announcement of the demo, even we were initially informed of it by alternative sources.

http://sc2.uuu9.com/2009/200907/340538.shtml

My own rough translation.

CJONHAUOJ

Link in English or it didn’t happen.

I think this is a pretty safe bet for now.

10:10 p.m. last night. Version venue CJ Department of spot checks have been completed by the Blizzard booth structures were ordered removed, and the original demo of it today then aborted. We live today, originally scheduled to cancel the . This is undoubtedly the majority of domestic players is a huge blow.

At the same time, tomorrow in South Korea as the host of the G-STAR, the Star will be the first time two players in front of in front, then, South Korea’s players will be the first to experience the charm of Star 2, it is learned that tomorrow’s G-STAR Star 2 demo will be the Korean version of the. NaDa famous players and Moon will be performed at the same table.

Latest news: as the Press and Publication Administration Chuan Star 2 that are too bloody violence, seriously affect the heart and the victory of young people grow up healthily. Up to now, ChinaJoy hall, Blizzard’s StarCraft 2 still stands, large-screen player is StarCraft 2, CG, Netease staff but said that this will not provide ChinaJoy StarCraft 2 try.

Administration of Press and Publication in the July 1 release of “on strengthening the examination and approval of imports of network management of the game,” expressly provides that "all kinds of games in the territory of the exhibition organized festivals in transactions involving the display of works outside the game, demonstration, trade, promotion, etc. must be in accordance with the provisions of imported online games for approval, prior report of Press and Publication General Administration for examination and approval. Violators will be banned according to law, and hold organized business units and related responsibilities. " From this we can see that “StarCraft II” to appear in the ChinaJoy site, then through the version of the Department of Audit is the must have a condition. We have only learned through various channels ChinaJoy NetEase will be held at the “StarCraft II” trial activities, the official news NetEase and Blizzard has not been publicly confirmed.

So Babelfish hasn’t improved much, then? Good to know, thanks for that.

Wrath of the Lich King still isn’t out in China yet either, I don’t believe. They’ve been having some issues. Looks like that page says Starcraft 2 was deemed too gory (过于血腥暴力).

I’m not savvy when it comes to trust and news, so I have no opinion as to the legitimacy of the report.

-A scheduled demo of the game was canceled because the organizers failed to pass it thru censors first which is required under the law…This is a serious blow to chinese gamers…

-Koreans will be get to try the game (Korean version )tomorrow. Celebrity gamer Moon and Nada will be present

-THe latest news : the Board deemed the game overtly violent and thus harmful to youth’s developing mind and body.

No official word on an actual BAN yet…

http://www.jlmpacificepoch.com/newsstories?id=153475_0_5_0_M

The Ministry of Culture (MoC) has given NetEase’s (Nasdaq:NTES) licensed 3D MMORPG World of Warcraft the all clear following its content checks, TechWeb.com.cn reported July 21 citing the MoC’s website. NetEase is now waiting for final approval from the General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) before it can open servers, said the report.

This could cause the fall of communism. TURN UP THE GORE!

Blizzard probably didn’t want to censor all “Speech deemed inappropriate” on battle.net for China.

No, the program I used is actually better than Babelfish. ;)

For some reason, this seems like an appropriate link: http://www.theonion.com/content/news/internet_adds_12th_website?utm_source=a-section . It’s part of the Onion’s site wide gag of being bought up by a Chinese corporation.

China never ceases to amaze me.