A report published on August 3, 2021 by the Economic Information Daily, which attacked China’s video gaming industry and singled out Tencent Holdings, was deleted online on the same day. Photo: Agence France-Presse A report published on August 3, 2021 by the Economic Information Daily, which attacked China’s video gaming industry and singled out Tencent Holdings, was deleted online on the same day. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A report published on August 3, 2021 by the Economic Information Daily, which attacked China’s video gaming industry and singled out Tencent Holdings, was deleted online on the same day. Photo: Agence France-Presse

Chinese newspaper publishes, and then deletes, report that called video gaming ‘spiritual opium’, hitting Tencent stocks

  • The report by the Economic Information Daily singled out Tencent and its popular video game Honour of Kings
  • Shares of Chinese video gaming giants Tencent and NetEase tumbled by at least 10 per cent in the morning session in Hong Kong after the report was published

Topic |   Video gaming
A report published on August 3, 2021 by the Economic Information Daily, which attacked China’s video gaming industry and singled out Tencent Holdings, was deleted online on the same day. Photo: Agence France-Presse A report published on August 3, 2021 by the Economic Information Daily, which attacked China’s video gaming industry and singled out Tencent Holdings, was deleted online on the same day. Photo: Agence France-Presse
A report published on August 3, 2021 by the Economic Information Daily, which attacked China’s video gaming industry and singled out Tencent Holdings, was deleted online on the same day. Photo: Agence France-Presse
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