The Burning Crusade approved in China

World of Warcraft has had it rough in China: between two government agencies temporarily threatened WoW-provider NetEase with a shutdown order; NetEast had to cease registration on new accounts while it resubmitted The Burning Crusade to one of those two government agencies for approval; and that regardless of the drama, they were still pushing for the Wrath of the Lich King expansion to hit China this year.

With GAPP approval, some of the pressure on NetEase is off. However, it's not clear if the company did have to pony up an approximately $73.2 million fine as part of the original dispute. Regardless, Blizzard President Mike Morhaime emphasized during the Activision earnings call "that NetEase is operating WoW normally in China right now."