China is the largest mobile market in the world—so it’s no surprise that more and more developers are targeting this market with their apps.

China publishing

Key publishing requirements

Here are some of the most important things you need to know:

  • You need a Chinese company as your publisher if you want to sell your app in China; otherwise, it will be rejected by the government
  • Your app must comply with Chinese laws and regulations; if not, it will be rejected by the government
  • Your app must not contain any content that is illegal under Chinese law; if not, it will be rejected by the government

So, in order for your app can be published in China, you’ll need to register it with the government. This process can be time-consuming—and sometimes expensive—but it’s worth it if you have big plans for your app. And good news is, we can help!

One thing you’ll need before getting started is a Software Copyright Certificate (SCC). It verifies that an app is original and its source code has been legally obtained. This certificate must be issued by a local authority or agency that oversees software copyright laws in China.

Requirements for gaming apps & other special requirements

Next, if your app is a game, it needs to be registered with the Chinese Game Registration Number (GRN / ISBN), which is a unique number assigned by the Ministry of Culture for each game title in China. You can obtain this number from the Ministry of Culture website. Additionally, if your game includes voice acting or music written by Chinese citizens, it must be registered with the State Administration of Press Publication Radio Film & Television (SAPPRFT).

Finally, if your company or business entity isn’t registered in China yet, you’ll need to register as one before publishing any games.

While this process isn’t difficult, it can be confusing if you’re unfamiliar with Chinese regulations. If you’re looking to publish an Android app in China, here are some tips that will help you get started:

1) Find a company that specializes in helping foreign businesses enter the Chinese market. Who has the experience helping companies enter the Chinese market and know how to make sure that clients’ apps comply with local laws.

2) Make sure your app doesn’t contain any content that might be considered offensive by Chinese standards (this includes content related to politics or religion). If there is any doubt about whether or not something should be included in your app, consult with someone who is familiar with local laws.

If you’re looking to enter the Chinese market, we are here to help. Our team has years of experience publishing apps to the Chinese market and can guide you through every step of the process and having them approved by the government. This can be a fairly complex process, but we’ve done it before and we’d love to help you out.

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