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The China Startup Pulse

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The China Startup Pulse Podcast is an original weekly podcast for anyone interested in understanding China’s innovation, business, and tech landscape. We showcase entrepreneurial stories, present key teachings from thought leaders, and analyze the strategy of the big tech giants.Backed by Chinaccele… read more


China's Changing Regulations on Gaming, with Greg Pilarowski, Legal Expert & Founder of Pillar Legal

Today, we have Greg Pilarowski, Founder of Pillar Legal, a boutique law firm with offices in Shanghai and San Francisco that provides legal support for technology and entertainment companies with an interest in China and the US. Before founding Pillar Legal, Greg was General Counsel at Shanda Interactive Entertainment, at that time China’s leading interactive entertainment company.

Show Notes:

02:20 Introduction to Greg Pilarowski

04:40 Working in Shanda Interactive Entertainment

07:20 The birth of the free-to-play model

10:10 Gaming regulations in China

12:22 Two key regulations that you must know

14:46 Criterium for selecting games

20:24 The regulations on gamification

21:55  Resources to secure your games approval

24:35 Do new game updates need constant approval?

25:40 How can foreign game companies enter China?

29:48 Chinese companies taking games outside of China

31:34 The acquisitions strategy of Chinese game companies

32:50 Contact Pillar Legal

Many thanks to our guest  Greg Pilarowski; host Oscar Ramos; producers Eva Shi and Sagar Chaudhary; editor David; organizer Chinaccelerator; and sponsor People Squared. Be sure to check out our website

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