Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has come under attack in content posted by a group of players on the Nintendo social simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has become an online gathering place for pro-democracy protesters. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has come under attack in content posted by a group of players on the Nintendo social simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has become an online gathering place for pro-democracy protesters. Photo: SCMP

China may clamp down on politically sensitive content in popular video games

  • Recent controversies could prompt the Cyberspace Administration of China to scrutinise the video game sector, analysts say
  • China is the industry’s biggest market, with more than 720 million gamers across mobile, desktop personal computer and console hardware

Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has come under attack in content posted by a group of players on the Nintendo social simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has become an online gathering place for pro-democracy protesters. Photo: SCMP
Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam has come under attack in content posted by a group of players on the Nintendo social simulation video game Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has become an online gathering place for pro-democracy protesters. Photo: SCMP
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