From PC World: China will allow popular online game World of Warcraft to be relaunched for some players in the country after weeks offline, but it will still require changes to objectionable game content. The game will be...
by Gao Fei | Jul 17, 2007
Following a bar on new internet cafes, a new regulation encourages underage gamers at internet cafes to stop playing and “do suitable physical exercise.” From eFluxMedia: Chinese authorities are targeting a national...
by Gao Fei | Jul 10, 2007
From Kotaku via CNET News: In a classic example of ‘missing the forest for the trees,’ the Chinese government has banned undead skeletons from World of Warcraft, insisting they be covered up with flesh. The9, the Chinese company that holds the license to operate WoW in China, complied with the order, as well as the […]
by Xiao Qiang | Nov 27, 2006
From YouMeiTI (ÊúâÂ™í‰Ωì) blog: Jin Ge’s documentary work on Chinese World of Warcraft(WoW) goldfarmers was highlighted for MTV’s Gamer’s Week 2.0: Is Mining Virtual Gold Exploitive? Jin Ge has estimated there are at least half million goldfarmers working throughout China in organized game sweatshops, where they work to produce gold/points for market consumption–pimarily for gamers […]
CDT in the News
- Hindustan Times – Chinese Communist party wing mocks India’s Covid crisis on social media
- POLITICO – Feminists thwarting China’s population goals
- Forum 2000 – Xiao Qiang: Digital authoritarianism in China undermines democratic values
- NYT – Women Are Battling China’s Angry Trolls. The Trolls Are Winning
- The Jamestown Foundation – Hong Kong Cracks Down on National Security Imperatives Amid Electoral Reforms