The China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games in August 2018. Photo: AP
The China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games in August 2018. Photo: AP

China’s crackdown on gaming: state newspaper calls for higher taxes but also highlights soft power gains

  • Since the gaming industry has grown so large, companies like Tencent should no longer benefit from tax incentives, the op-ed argues
  • However, the commentary shows support for the gaming industry, reflecting Beijing’s love-hate relationship

The China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games in August 2018. Photo: AP
The China eSports team play Taiwan in the eSports exhibition at the 18th Asian Games in August 2018. Photo: AP
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