Boys play Tencent’s Honour of Kings during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Gaming addiction was once again a hot topic among Chinese legislators after President Xi Jinping raised the issue at the “two sessions”. Photo: Reuters
Boys play Tencent’s Honour of Kings during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Gaming addiction was once again a hot topic among Chinese legislators after President Xi Jinping raised the issue at the “two sessions”. Photo: Reuters

President Xi Jinping puts spotlight on video game addiction as he raises concerns about teenagers

  • Chinese President Xi Jinping raised the issue of video game addiction at the ‘two sessions’ political gathering in Beijing, reigniting debate
  • Proposed solutions from legislators range from facial recognition and real-name registration to banning celebrity endorsements

Boys play Tencent’s Honour of Kings during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Gaming addiction was once again a hot topic among Chinese legislators after President Xi Jinping raised the issue at the “two sessions”. Photo: Reuters
Boys play Tencent’s Honour of Kings during an event inside a shopping mall in Handan, Hebei province, on August 5, 2018. Gaming addiction was once again a hot topic among Chinese legislators after President Xi Jinping raised the issue at the “two sessions”. Photo: Reuters
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