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China Probes New Games as Online Curbs Gather Pace: Bloomberg

Rogue Warriors e-sports team members take a break before their dinner, in a cafeteria at their club in Shanghai, China September 3, 2021. Picture taken September 3, 2021. REUTERS/Aly Song


(AF) China’s National Press and Publication Administration will probe new online games before they’re launched to ensure they meet strict new guidelines designed to prevent youngsters spending too much time playing them, Bloomberg reported.

As part of a programme to rid Chinese society of social trends the communist leadership considers untrustworthy or likely to cause instability, games that feature zombies or promote effeminacy among boys will be among those given a thorough check, the report stated. Games by companies including Netease and Tencent have been investigated, it added. Full report: Bloomberg


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