While the United States is the only country which gives incentives for copyright registration, the concept of having a centralized location for the issuance of registration and the exhibition of works is catching on in other nations. The copyright registration fee is seen as an easy victimless tax; and the database of the works created a good benchmark and chronicle of an era and the creators in that era.
The Chinese Copyright Center will be located in Shanghai and will be focused especially on the protection, design, service and trading of cartoon and animation works. The tertiary benefit would be to boost awareness of copyright in a country beleagured by counterfeit and piracy of copyright.
The Republic of China (Taiwan) maintains its own copyright office and a good summary is provided on the Wang and Wang web site.