NetEase has struck a deal with Microsoft that will bring Minecraft to China according to a press release from NetEase.
Microsoft has signed a five-year deal with NetEase, a Chinese Internet Technology Firm. Part of the deal includes Mojang developing a special version specifically aimed at the Chinese market.
Jonas Martensson, CEO of Mojang, said the following, "We'll always embrace opportunities to bring Minecraft to new players around the world, widening our community, and giving us a new perspective on our game. NetEase understand our long-term vision for Minecraft and support Mojang’s ideals, so we’re delighted to have them on board. We look forward to welcoming China’s builders and adventurers to the world of Minecraft."