People look at console games at a store in Beijing on August 31, 2021, a day after China announced a drastic cut to children’s online gaming time to just three hours a week. Photo: AFP People look at console games at a store in Beijing on August 31, 2021, a day after China announced a drastic cut to children’s online gaming time to just three hours a week. Photo: AFP
People look at console games at a store in Beijing on August 31, 2021, a day after China announced a drastic cut to children’s online gaming time to just three hours a week. Photo: AFP

exclusive | New video game approvals dry up in China as internal memo shows that developers now have many red lines to avoid

  • Review of gaming content is getting stricter and companies will have to stay clear of a long list of red lines if they want approvals in future, memo shows
  • According to memo seen by the Post, games are a new art form that must highlight ‘correct values’ and an accurate understanding of China’s history and culture

Topic |   Video gaming
People look at console games at a store in Beijing on August 31, 2021, a day after China announced a drastic cut to children’s online gaming time to just three hours a week. Photo: AFP People look at console games at a store in Beijing on August 31, 2021, a day after China announced a drastic cut to children’s online gaming time to just three hours a week. Photo: AFP
People look at console games at a store in Beijing on August 31, 2021, a day after China announced a drastic cut to children’s online gaming time to just three hours a week. Photo: AFP
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