Headlines From China: China Limits Minors to Gaming at Most 3 Hours a Week

China Limits Minors to Gaming at Most 3 Hours a Week

Chinese minors will be limited to one hour of online gaming every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, a move meant to combat gaming addiction that was announced two days before the start of the new school year. The new rule was published on Monday by the National Press and Publication Administration, which oversees media in China including news and cinema, state news agency Xinhua reported. “Online gaming addiction is a social problem,” an unnamed official told Xinhua. Read more Sixth Tone

TikTok Owner ByteDance Buys a Top Virtual Reality Hardware Startup

TikTok parent company ByteDance seems to be looking to one-up Facebook anywhere it can. After taking over the mantle of most-downloaded social media app in the world with TikTok, ByteDance is coming for Facebook’s moonshot, buying up its own virtual reality headset maker called Pico.  Whether the company solely focuses on the consumer markets in China or loosely pursues enterprise clients stateside as well is a big question ByteDance will have to address. Read more Tech Crunch