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China’s General Administration of Press and Publication on Tuesday introduced new gaming restrictions to tackle video game addiction among children.
According to the notice, users under 18 will be banned from playing between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. and will be restricted to only 90 minutes of gaming on the weekdays.
A spokesperson for the agency told state news agency Xinhua that as the online gaming industry has boomed in the country in recent years, so has the prevalence of video game addiction.
Last year, the World Health Organization recognized video game addiction as a mental health condition.
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China is tackling a growing epidemic of video game addiction by proposing a curfew for its younger players and capping their gameplay at 90 minutes.

China’s General Administration of Press and Publication on Tuesday released the new set of six guidelines, referred to as the “Notice on Preventing Minors from Indulging in Online Games.” According to the notice, users under 18 will be banned from playing between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. and will be restricted to only 90 minutes of gaming on the weekdays.

On weekends and public holidays, that cap is …read more

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