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China reportedly suspends new online game approvals as crackdown on video game addiction continues

SCMP, 09 Sep 2021
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Beijing’s crackdown on what it sees as an epidemic of video game addiction reached a new level this week as mainland Chinese officials are said to have halted all approvals of new online games for an unspecified amount of time. According to sources who spoke with the South China Morning Post, the temporary suspension of new game approvals was announced at a meeting between government officials and gamemakers this week. It’s the latest move targeting the gaming industry after mainland officials instituted a three-hour-per-week limit on underage gamers.

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