China's World of Warcraft Boss Steps Down

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The company licensed to operate World of Warcraft in China - home to 4 million of the MMO's global installation base - still can't find smooth sailing after being cleared to operate the game's first expansion pack two weeks ago.

NetEase's project chief for World of Warcraft, Li Riqiang, resigned without explanation, the company announced. No replacement has been named.

This latest disruption comes a couple weeks after NetEase had suspended all new registrations for the game, as it waited for government censors to approve the launch of The Burning Crusade.


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I wish I better understood china's reluctance to give its citizens more freedoms.