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China Put A Curfew On Late-night Online Gaming To Reduce Addiction

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The National Press and Publication Administration on November 5 released a set of rules and regulations to be followed by the gamers. According to the release the children under the age of 18 have been banned from playing any online games after 10 pm and before 8 am. The children will be allowed to play games for a time period of 90 minutes on weekdays and three hours on weekends. The new regulations have been drafted so that there can be a restriction to the money spent on the online games which range from 200 yuan ($29) to 400 yuan ($57) depending on the age group. The governments following strict measures have asked the children to provide their identification numbers in order to log in.

On the other hand, the Chinese online gaming companies will also limit the number of releases considering the health concerns faced in Chinese society due to gaming addiction. The regulations have been implemented to control the Chinese gaming industry which is the largest in the world. The rules should also be made clear to the parents and help keep a check on their children. These new regulations were “guided by” Xi Jinping who believes in socialism. In the past, he has even criticized video games that contribute to myopia in Chinese children.

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