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Gaming addiction under spotlight in China as regulators tighten control on industry


Game addiction will not only make minors neglect their studies, but also mislead them with wrong world views that could “bury hidden dangers in the society”, according to the Xinhua commentary. — SCMP

Game addiction will not only make minors neglect their studies, but also mislead them with wrong world views that could “bury hidden dangers in the society”, according to the Xinhua commentary. — SCMP

China’s top state media has warned against videogame addiction, as regulators vowed to restrict the approval of new games amid concerns over children’s health.

“Indulging in online games is a huge hazard – the whole society should act to establish a protection net and wall for youngsters,” the official Xinhua News Agency said in a commentary published on Tuesday. “For the nation’s future, we can never allow gaming companies to hunt for wealth by inducing teens to get addicted [to games].”

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