Gaming Addiction Part of ‘Public Health Problem’ Say Regulators

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Regulators are again taking action against gaming addiction and problematic online content, in a bid to protect the mental health of China’s young, in a plan released on December 27. Read More

Online Content Rules Leave Platforms Holding The Bag

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Regulators are circling online content platforms and their vetting procedures, which suffer from inattention and lack of support. Read More

Authorities to Arcades: No Kids Under 18 Except on Holidays

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The new rule, which will come into effect in January, is the Chinese government’s latest effort to curb gaming addiction among teens and young children. Read More

Chinese Game Industry to See Consolidation in 2019: Report

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A significant number of smaller game developers could put themselves up for sale in 2019 due to regulatory changes, leading to greater industry consolidation, according to a research report from equity firm Tonghai Securities. Read More

New Live-streaming Rules Crack down on Women’s Clothing, Minors

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Wuhan, capital of central China’s Hubei province, has released the country’s first official standards for live-streaming organizations, forbidding women from wearing provocative clothing and imposing stricter rules on underage streamers. Read More

NetEase to Limit the Amount of Time China’s Youth Spend Gaming

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Chinese giant NetEase Games has for the first time moved to limit the amount of time China’s youth spend playing its games, highlighting the increased scrutiny of the country’s gaming sector. Read More

China Resumes Approvals of Video Games

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A government official stressed the importance that homegrown games uphold social responsibilities.  Read More

South Korean Content Restrictions Continue in China

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South Korea’s loss may be Japan’s gain as Chinese audiences’ tastes shift.  Unofficial restrictions on South Korean entertainment content are continuing, resulting in the cancellation of live performances, name changes of popular television shows, and giving an opportunity to an unlikely beneficiary: Japanese content producers. Korean soap operas and pop music acts enjoy enormous popularity Read More

Foreigners Barred from Live-Streaming on Chinese Apps

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Multiple foreign users have received suspension notices from major live-streaming apps, including Blued, China’s most popular gay social networking app, and Yizhibo, which is backed by microblog platform Weibo. Read More

Legal Roundup: Ip Man 3 Distributor Punished for Box Office Fraud

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Distributor Dayinmu suspended for one month, RMB 32 million subtracted from box office total Read More