Chinese state media calls for closure of gaming restrictions

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by James Batchelor

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A state-owned newspaper in China has drawn attention to loopholes in the government’s recently-introduced restrictions for online gaming and urged for them to be closed.

Reuters cites an article in the People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party, that identifies methods by which children under 18 are still able to play online outside their allotted hours, claiming this should be stopped to “prevent addiction.”

“On some online trading platforms, there are game account rental and sales businesses, users can bypass the supervision by renting and buying accounts and play online games without restrictions,” the newspaper reports.

“This means

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