International News Aug 31, 2021 2:40 AM EST

China restricts video games for minors to 3 hours per week

Tencent, China's chief telecommunications company, has also mentioned that they are also planning to limit in-game purchases to customer aged 12 years old or older.

China restricts video games for minors to 3 hours per week
James Anthony Montreal QC

On Monday, Chinese authorities enacted a new law which limits minors' abilities to play video games online.

The new rules will require anybody in China who is a minor to only play video games between 8 pm and 9 pm on Fridays, weekends and national holidays, meaning that most of the time, they will only be able to play for one hour per day, three days per week.

According to the Associated Press, Chinese government regulators manifested that internet providers under their purview will be strictly monitored to ensure maximum compliance with the new severe regulations.

Tencent, China's chief telecommunications company, has also mentioned that they are also planning to limit in-game purchases in video games to customers aged 12 years old or older.

China in recent news has also famously demanded that the rest of the world include Taiwan in maps as part of their country, despite the nation having its own military, government, passports and currency.

The Chinese government last month also passed an equally controversial set of new laws which effectively all but prevent foreigners from coming to China as anything but a tourist. These new laws prohibit charging money for teaching any subject included in the core curriculum of China's schools, and place further severe restrictions on online education in China in general.

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