Half a year ago I wrote about this interesting statement that major digital music services in mainland China would not offer pirated content any longer and should roll out paid services by the end of June. Now it’s two months after the deadline. I was asked about how the reconstruction of China’s digital music market going. Here are some facts and thoughts.

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Tracey Xiang

Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com