China, have you not watched any news lately. China has made Google and Yahoo censor their search engines. Sony has used big $$$ to get them to make it hard on DVD related products, mostly exporting bootleg copies, so just a guess fengtao has to prove his company is not a front for those bootlegged copies. Also taking a trip to fix a problem with payer company in China is not as easy as it is in most countries.
Element 5 is not in China. They have to watch what they sell through their payer system. I remember DVDFab had to sell a nonCSS versions of Platinum and Gold to release the Keys, then come here to this forum to download the the real versions from special links.
Also competitors try to destroy fengto's ability to sell his products, not all authors are friendly toward fengtao. I remember when we first moved over here, fengtao and James made an agreement not to push each others products in the others section. Sometimes we still get a person from another products section refuse to respect that agreement there is even a post in this thread that breaks that agreement.
I am sure there are several people here now who remember the DVDIdle forum that was eventually brought down by paid hackers. Fengtao did not have time or expertize to keep putting the forum and close the security holes while keeping product updated, so he asked CDFreaks to let us use this section. We sincerely appreciate the kindness of all at CDFreaks who made this possible since they have people who have the knowledge and expertise to keep the forum up and secure.
I own every products fengtao produces. A good work around Region & CSS Free is DVDFab Decrypter to rip to HD then do what you want to with it. Also Free DVD, I think works similar to Region & CSS Free. Both are free courtesy of fengtao and can be found under Free Stuff on DVDIdle.com. I am sure as soon as it is possible Region & CSS Free products and dvdidle products will be available because all contain the same decrypting engine as Platinum, Gold, and DVDFab Decrypter so when he gets the go ahead fengtao already has the code and will just have to replace that code in those products.