China’s children are not the only ones addicted to video games


Financial Times 03 September, 2021 - 02:00pm 9 views

Why did China ban video games?

China banned the sale of video game consoles like Sony's PlayStation and Microsoft's Xbox from 2000 until 2015 due to fears that gaming would be a negative influence for children. The ban coincided with a boom in smartphone use in China and the rise of Internet giants like Tencent and Alibaba. FortuneChina’s gaming market was built on free and addictive games. Can Beijing stop kids from playing them?

Did China ban video games?

Notably, China imposed a near-complete ban on video game consoles in 2000, fearing the addicting-like impact of games on its youth; the ban was ultimately lifted in 2015. ... As with other parts of its media, China's government has strong oversight of the video game industry. wikipedia.orgVideo games in China - Wikipedia

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