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The restrictions, which took effect earlier this month, are a tightening of 2019 rules that banned children from gaming overnight and limited them to 90 minutes most weekdays.
Beijing sets up website for public to report gaming company ‘irregularities’ as anti-addiction drive ramps up
Anyone with a Chinese ID and a mobile phone number can report gaming company irregularities to the regulator through the website. The website appears designed to support last month’s new regulations from Beijing, which limit gaming time for under 18s to one hour per day at weekends.
Chinese regulators are reviewing new games to determine whether they meet stricter criteria around content and protections for kids, people familiar with the matter said, an effort that’s likely to slow rollouts in the world’s largest mobile arena.
SHANGHAI (Reuters): China's regulatory crackdown has ensnared sectors from technology to education to property, wiping hundreds of billions off the market capitalisations of some of its largest companies and putting investors on alert over who may be next.
China said to suspend approval for new online games, heating up Beijing’s campaign against gaming addiction
Sources said the decision to freeze new video game approvals was revealed at a meeting between Chinese authorities and industry giants Tencent and NetEase. It is unclear how long this suspension of new game approvals will last, the sources said.
An executive at a major Chinese club said the new rules will mean many talented young people will miss out on being discovered.
Young Chinese gamers took to social media to express their outrage at new rules that limit their gaming time to just three hours per week, while investors fretted about the long-term impact on the industry.
China on Aug 30 introduced new rules that limit the amount of time under-18s can spend on video games to three hours a week, a move it said was necessary to combat gaming addiction.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters): China on Monday (Aug 30) announced strict new rules that will ban children from playing online games during weekdays and limit them to just three hours per week.
China will forbid minors from gaming more than three hours most weeks of the year, imposing their strictest controls yet over entertainment for youths in a blow to the world’s largest mobile gaming arena.