From Shanghai Daily:
CHINA will regulate the booming e-book reader market by setting up entry thresholds and industry standards to prevent overheated investment and protect authors' copyright, regulators said during a forum today.
Meanwhile, the China Written Works Copyright Society and Hanvon Technology, the biggest e-book vendor on the Chinese mainland, signed a deal to cooperate on digital publishing and copyright protection during the "Book, Newspaper, Magazine and Digital Publishing Summit" in Beijing.
"It's (e-book) no doubt a booming industry but it still faces problems," said Zhang Yijun, a senior official at the General Administration of Press and Publication. "The regulation will help the industry grow in a healthy way."
In 2009, e-book reader sales reached 700,000 units in China and the figure is expected to quadruple to more than 3 million units, or 30 percent of the global market, Zhang said.