China Bans Kids from Playing Video Games for More than 90 Minutes on Weekdays

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China thinks video games are poisoning the minds of teenagers and have imposed a curfew to curb its effects. Users younger than 18 may no longer play games for more than 90 minutes on weekdays and three hours on weekends or holidays. They are also banned from playing games between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. Furthermore, microtransaction spending is capped at $28 to $57 a month.

Video games have become a popular target. The state-run media has likened some games to “poison,” and the government has blocked sales of some titles on the grounds that they are too violent. [President Xi Jinping] spoke publicly last year about the scourge of poor eyesight among children, putting more pressure on officials to act.


Tsing Mui
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