China is expected to ratify WIPO's internet treaties in the second half of this year. These treaties are:
anti-circumvention and rights management information (the information which accompanies any protected material available online and identifies the work/creator/performer/owner and the terms and conditions for its use).
"Liu Binjie, Vice-Director of the State Press and Publication Administration, said in Beijing on April 11 that the government had completed drafting the Protection of the Right of Communication through Network, the prerequisite for accession to WIPO treaties.
The draft, which is aimed at better protecting copyrights, had been submitted to the State Council, the cabinet, which is expected to approve and publish it in the first half of this year, said Liu."
Read the Xinhua article here.