China limits youngsters’s time for video video games, an hour on Fridays, weekends and holidays

Chinese regulators have cut the amount of time minors can spend playing online video games in response to growing concerns about the problem of addiction to such content.

The rules, published by the National Media and Information Service, stipulate that users under the age of 18 can enjoy video games from 8 pm to 9 pm on the mentioned days, Xinhua reports.

Online gaming companies are prohibited from offering their services to minors outside these prescribed terms, and they must introduce a system of verification and verification based on real personal names.

China has previously limited the number of hours minors can spend on video games to three hours on holidays and one on other days.

Xinhua also reports that the National Media and Information Service will increase the frequency and intensity of inspections of companies offering online gaming content to ensure that the new rules are followed.

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