China to launch nationwide crackdown against online computer games

According to AFP: “China is gearing up for a nationwide crackdown on online computer games, including those with sensitive political content, officials said.

The operation is the latest attempt by China to rein in what it perceives as the harmful influences of the Internet in a country where usage has exploded in recent years, with 87 million users.

A three-month pilot campaign was conducted from April to June, mainly in Beijing, which found 56 games either contained “unhealthy” content, had never been registered and approved by authorities or were pirated. ”

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