Honour of Kings has as many active players in China as there are people in Germany, but the authorities are fretting over addiction. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Why China’s Honour of Kings is so popular: it’s all about communication

It’s the game that has as many active players as there are people on Germany, and it’s sweeping through China. Players say they like it because it connects them with friends, but the authorities are fretting over addiction

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Honour of Kings has as many active players in China as there are people in Germany, but the authorities are fretting over addiction. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice