Keep your business compliant with Chinese law with the required licenses, certifications, copyright certificates and other documents for your app or game.
App and game publishers in China must adhere to a set of laws and regulations that can seem opaque and confusing to foreign developers and companies. AppInChina simplifies and demystifies this process for our clients.
The Chinese government has outlined six obligations that app and game creators must follow, in addition to the following licensing requirements.
Mobile apps or online apps in China require special certifications to be distributed on Chinese app stores (the only authorized way for distributing apps). These may include:
AppInChina can analyze your app, determine which licenses are needed, and apply on your behalf. See further on this page for other licenses that may be required for apps in specialized categories, such as video conferencing and educational apps.
Whether you have a mobile, console, or online game, most of the certifications and licenses you need to publish and distribute in China are the same, and will depend on whether your game is monetized:
Licensing your game for sale in China is a long, involved process (particularly for games with in-app payments) that can take at least 6 months. Let AppInChina get your game to market as smoothly as possible, without dead-ends and needless hassle.
For more info about publishing your game in China, check out our guide.
Education is highly regulated in China, and educational apps generally require these additional licenses:
If you are targeting schools, note that schools in China are required to report to the educational bureau which apps they are using for education.
Apps that include video conferencing / video chat require a B22 Domestic Multi-Party Communications Services license.
Whether your shopping / e-commerce platform is an app or a website, you will need these licenses:
AppInChina provides a host of services for launching a successful e-commerce platform in China.
A B24 Call Center Services License is required for providing customer service to users. This license is required not only for service by phone calls but also for communication by other methods, including instant messaging and email.