NetEase is finally approved
to release the Burning Crusade
in China, which probably means that they are accepting new accounts
again. This is months after being caught in the crossfire between the quarreling GAPP (General Administration of Press and Publications) and MoC (Ministry of Culture) over NetEase's rights to operate WoW
Now that they are only one expansion behind and with Cataclysm set for the latter half
of this year, this gives NetEase time to get Wrath of the Lich King
approved before they fall behind yet another expansion. In the meantime, many Chinese players have turned to Taiwanese servers
to get their Northrend fix.