In principle, all China Mainland hosted websites will be randomly inspected by MIIT.
The websites operated beyond the scope of their ICP license or involving non-commercial activities are to be ordered immediate rectification by the perinent provincial and municipal telecommunications agency. Those resistant to the rectification are to be shut down.
For small and medium sized enterprises that have a website with modest levels of user traffic, hosting in Hong Kong provides an attractive alternative to hosting in Mainland China. They do not need to apply for ICP license in Hong Kong. Check out the Hong Kong Plan.
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