Friday, July 12, 2024

Kids in China Limited to Three Hours of Gaming a Week

China is continuing its crackdown on video games, limiting minors to three hours of gaming per week.

China has a contentious relationship with its technology companies. On the one hand, the country encourages its tech companies to achieve dominance — even looking the other way when they engage in blatant IP theft — but on the other hand, it doesn’t approve of the impact technology has on its own citizens, especially video games.

According to state media outlet Xinhua, via ZDNet, China will only allow minors to play from 8pm to 9pm, Friday through Sunday, as well as on holidays.

As part of the ban, National Press and Publication Administration (NAAP) also called on companies to implement real-name registration to help keep users under 18 from playing more than the allowed time.

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