China publishing partner KongZhong Corporation and ArenaNet have announced that the Chinese version of Guild Wars 2 will follow the same as in the West. Players will purchase a game box that will finalize their experience with no subscription required. In addition, the game content will be synchronized to its Western counterpart with minor exceptions in the new player experience.
“Chinese players will get the same premium MMO gaming experience that Guild Wars 2 players in North America and Europe enjoy, with consistent and timely content updates,” said Mike O'Brien, president and co-founder of ArenaNet. "Guild Wars 2 China will be synchronized with the worldwide version of the game."
Source: ArenaNet press release