SEOUL, Nov. 3 (Korea Bizwire) – The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China will soon announce a new regulation on foreign drama contents available on the Internet. Once the rule is in place, it would put a damper on the popularity of Korean dramas in China.
According to the new rule, the Beijing Youth Daily reported, the Chinese government will require foreign drama content providers to register with the authorities first before releasing the video while strictly restricting the dramas’ quantity. It is likely that the total number of foreign-made dramas to be imported in 2015 will be only 30 percent of what it used to be.
The daily newspaper also said the “notice on strengthening of supervision on foreign dramas available on the Internet” announced on September 3 was forewarning to the upcoming regulation.
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