Weird, thought it was just a time limit. Governement seems upset that the chinese youth flee the harsh reality and ruin their studies playing those games a bit more than before.
Tell your friend to check the account management section, there's some online forms where he can resubmit a new ID. Need a scan of it tho.
When you log on a realm type "/join english
" to get in touch with the community members.
WoW English/Chinese glossary
(2000+ translated words) found on wow-in-chinese.jfs-web.chEnglish speakers are consolidating on the same realm for Cataclysm check this thread