The world’s most powerful music labels — Universal Music, Sony BMG (HK) and Warner Music (HK) — have taken Baidu to court in Beijing for not removing links they say infringe on their copyrights. In a related ruling in December, the three firms lost their case against Sohu and Sogou. Meanwhile, Google is preparing to crack China open in the digital music arena. It is in talks with Universal to offer music downloads here. EMI and Sony BMG may join the deal.
A statement from China’s State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the Ministry of Information Industry has clarified that the controversial new rules requiring online-video companies to be state-controlled don’t apply to already-established Web sites, offering hope to privately-owned video startups such as Youku and Tudou which have raised tens of millions of dollars from venture capitalists.
The Christian Post has listed the top 10 worst places to live if you are a Christian, and China is one of them. However, in 10th position, China is not as bad as North Korea, Saudi Arabia and Iran which lead the charts. In the meanwhile, did you guys know that the business of kosher-certified food is booming in China? We heartily recommend this fascinating story by the LA Times which says China is “now the world’s fastest-growing producer of kosher-certified food, with more than 500 Chinese factories producing the approved products:.