China’s latest imported game approvals ended a drought that stretched back to June 2021, when the regulator granted 76 licences.  Photo: Shutterstock
China’s latest imported game approvals ended a drought that stretched back to June 2021, when the regulator granted 76 licences. Photo: Shutterstock

China gaming ban: Beijing issues licences to 44 imported games, first time in 18 months for approvals, with Tencent and NetEase included

  • The National Press and Publication Administration on Wednesday published its list of approved imported games, the first such batch since June 2021
  • Overall, the regulator issued 462 licences for domestic video games in 2022, down from 755 last year

China’s latest imported game approvals ended a drought that stretched back to June 2021, when the regulator granted 76 licences.  Photo: Shutterstock
China’s latest imported game approvals ended a drought that stretched back to June 2021, when the regulator granted 76 licences. Photo: Shutterstock
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