China's kids can only play three hours of video games a week


China compared video games to opium, declaring gaming an addiction and limiting the time children could spend on them. Whether this 'cures' addicted youth remains to be seen. — 123rf.com

It's rare indeed that a nationwide addiction is declared cured. But that’s exactly what happened in China this week. A report from the China Game Industry Group Committee states that “Young people in China have curbed their addiction to video games”.

That’s terrific, but you can colour me officially sceptical.

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