No online games for China kids after 10pm, daily limit imposed

Darnell Taylor
November 7, 2019

Gamers younger than 18 won't be allowed to play games between 10 pm and 8 am and will only be allowed one and a half hours of playtime a day on weekdays, three hours on weekends and holidays.

However, the New York Times article that translates these restrictions points out that minors can circumvent the system by using their parents' identification numbers, as well as playing games that do not require an Internet connection.

The regulations will mean those under 18 can not play games online between 10 pm and 8 am, and for only ninety minutes at a time during the daytime.

Tencent Branch - the world's largest gaming company - solves criticism by limiting game time to one hour, for daily users under the age of 12, daily charges; for users aged 12 to 18, daily charges For two hours. Not only have they frozen video game release approval and reportedly banned games like Fortnite in the past, but in the midst of political turmoil gaming companies like Blizzard have made extremely unfortunate decisions centered around the seeming preservation of business in the region.

Strictly control minors' playing time in online games. The state-run media has likened some games to "poison", and the government has blocked sales of some titles on the grounds that they are too violent.

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The new regulations aren't implemented yet, and only time will tell if they work as planned or if young gamers utilize loopholes. Based on the information found in a sit-down conversation with the Xinhua News Agency, the Chinese State Press and Publication Administration confirmed that it has taken steps to tackle the ongoing problem of gaming addiction in the country.

"I think compared to the West, it's very extreme", he said.

China announced official government guidelines for online gaming platforms operating in the country on imposing a curfew for minors to solve video game addiction.

In a sign of the growing global importance of the Chinese gaming market, Activision Blizzard, a USA company, recently suspended an e-sports player who had voiced support for antigovernment demonstrations in Hong Kong during a live broadcast, a move that was seen as a concession to Beijing. For example, he noted that his 7-year-old son often played games that do not require an internet connection and were hard to regulate. And if you think there's a bit of dissonance between the Chinese government's stance on video games - it doesn't like them - and the country's investment in gaming, you are not wrong. "Our minds should be focused on building more stadiums, football courts and basketball courts".

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