Hi all. I've read several informative threads here on related topics of pros and cons of hosting behind the firewall or not. I'm thinking about a site primarily for mainland viewers and a large part of the site would feature user-generated video. I'm an American with a Chinese partner.
One of my concerns is that as an American I might have problems if my site is "media" in the eyes of the Chinese officials.
I suspect that if I host it in HK, I'll have great firewall problems similar to YouTube, which I believe remains blocked.
Does anyone know whether I'd have problems or would have to put up 1 million RMB for the commercial ICP license?
Does anyone know whether YouKu or the other video sites will host videos that I could embed in my pages similar to YouTube or other western video sites?