China puts online video game curfew in place for minors

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CHINA (WEHT) – China is cracking down on video game addiction in kids by announcing a new online curfew for gamers under 18-years-old.

Under the new rules, gamers under 18 will be banned from playing online games between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. on weekdays.

Minors can also only play for 90 minutes.

They may play up to three hours per day on weekends and public holidays.

The guidelines place restrictions on the amount of money minors can transfer to online gaming accounts as well.

China is the world’s largest gaming market, accounting for a quarter of global revenue.

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(This story was originally published on November 6, 2019)

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