China’s video game industry continues to experience stormy waters as the country tries to balance its economic benefits with its potential social harm. Illustration: Brian Wang China’s video game industry continues to experience stormy waters as the country tries to balance its economic benefits with its potential social harm. Illustration: Brian Wang
China’s video game industry continues to experience stormy waters as the country tries to balance its economic benefits with its potential social harm. Illustration: Brian Wang

China’s video game industry in stormy waters as the country grapples with its love-hate relationship

  • China’s domestic video gaming revenue in 2020 rose to 278.7 billion yuan with almost half of the country now playing video games
  • After an article in state media called video games ‘spiritual opium’ an investor sell-off saw nearly US$100 billion wiped off the value of gaming stocks

Topic |   China technology
China’s video game industry continues to experience stormy waters as the country tries to balance its economic benefits with its potential social harm. Illustration: Brian Wang China’s video game industry continues to experience stormy waters as the country tries to balance its economic benefits with its potential social harm. Illustration: Brian Wang
China’s video game industry continues to experience stormy waters as the country tries to balance its economic benefits with its potential social harm. Illustration: Brian Wang
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