Chinese Children are Only Allowed to Play Online for Three Hours A Week

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The Chinese authorities have introduced new rules that limit children to online gaming for more than three hours a week. The rules were created out of concerns about gaming addiction.


Only on Fridays, weekends and public holidays, people under the age of 18 are allowed to play online games from 8 pm to 9 pm.

Outside these times, providers of online games are no longer allowed to provide services to children. They also have to verify the identity of young gamers if they want to log in. Authorities will ensure those game companies enforce the rules.

China had previously imposed restrictions on minors. On public holidays, children were allowed to play for three hours and an hour and a half on other days. The new rules are part of a crackdown on the dominance of major tech companies in the country.

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