China -- Simplified Chinese
The 1st edition, which features the US cover art of Mary GrandPre was published by People's Literature Publishing House (人民文学出版社) 2002. The books, which weren't well translated to begin with, were revised and reissued with Kazu Kibuishi's illustrations (originally from the US 15th Anniversary books). Now, there is also an edition featuring the Jonny Duddle illustrations. AND now theey have also reissued the Potter books featuring original art. Additionally, side-by-side English and Simplified Chinese books have been released.
There are also many, MANY unauthorized Potter books that come out of China.
Difficulty to Find Rating: (1st Edition-GrandPre): 4, Somewhat Common
:(Revised Edition-Kibuishi) 4, Somewhat Common
Click HERE to hear the 1st Paragraph in Simplified Chinese