China’s recently formed Online Games Ethics Committee has rejected nine out of an initial batch of 20 video games put on review, according to a report by state broadcaster Central China Television. Photo: Imaginechina

China forms new body to review ethics risks of video games

  • The recently formed Online Games Ethics Committee has rejected nine of an initial batch of 20 titles it reviewed
  • Beijing has suspended approval of new titles for about eight months amid concerns over video game addiction
Topic |   Video gaming

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China’s recently formed Online Games Ethics Committee has rejected nine out of an initial batch of 20 video games put on review, according to a report by state broadcaster Central China Television. Photo: Imaginechina
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Zheping Huang

Zheping Huang

Zheping is a technology reporter covering cryptocurrency, blockchain and gaming for the South China Morning Post. He is a contributor to Inkstone. Previously he wrote about China for Quartz.