The China’s Ministry of Culture approved StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty on January 19, 2011 allowing NetEase to go ahead with launching the game. World of Warcraft 3.3.5 was approved in January 6, 2011. The minor patch (US version) introduced Assault on Ruby Sanctum, and the Battle.net Real ID.
NetEase and Blizzard Entertainment haven’t revealed an official launch date plan for StarCraft II in China at the time of this report.
Mike Morhaime discussed work in China to approve StarCraft II and Cataclysm during the Four Quarter 2010 Financial Results Conference — read transcript. The approval of StarCraft II in China will no doubt make players and Activision Blizzard shareholders happy.