In order to decrease the negative effect of Gameplay for kids, China’s National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) passed new Law limiting the Gameplay to 90Mins/Day from Monday to Friday for children below 18 years.
On Weekends, i.e. Saturday and Sunday, Kids are allowed to play for 270Mins/Day for relaxing purposes. Not only this, they are not allowed to play after 10 PM as per the report of The NewYork Times.
Ruling Communist Party advocates the law by saying that it will induce “cultural values” among citizens of China. Children are suffering from poor eyesight, video game addiction, and poor academics will gain benefit from the law. It is a kind of gaming curfew that fights against gaming addiction.
These problems affect the physical and mental health of minors, as well as their normal learning and livingThe National Press and Publication Administration, China
Using real names and id numbers is compulsory as the use of fake names is a common practice. In game-purchases is limited to $28 to $57 a month.
This new law will directly impact the Chinese gaming industry, known to be the world’s most famous gaming land that generates $33 billion in annual revenue. Recently, PUBG is delisted from China to promote peace and curb violence.
Many experts are suggesting that there are many loopholes in the new law as children will find new ways to play by so-many methods that lead to unethical practices. Also, regulating games that do not require the internet is still a wall against Chinese law.