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China limits gamers under 18yo to 1 hour a day play time during weekends & public holidays

The direct impact on gaming companies is limited
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China has issued a new rule limiting gamers under 18 year-old to 1 hour a day on Friday, Saturday, Sunday & public holidays.

The measure sets a time limit between 8pm to 9pm for minors, aims to combat gaming addiction.

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This set of rules replaces the previous rules set in 2019, where minors were only allowed maximum 90 minutes play time a day & 3 hours on public holidays.

However, the direct impact on gaming companies such as Tencent is limited as minors only accounted for a small portion of their revenues.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.