The CCP (Chinese Communist Party), reportedly will introduce these laws following a controversy that emerged just earlier this week that involved players displaying anti-Chinese leadership messages in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. This story resulted in AC:NH being removed from sale in some places in China. If you think you almost felt yourself seizing up while reading that sentence, imagine how I felt writing it.
To me, the original Taiwan News article citing this seems pretty… Aggressive, and it strikes me as maybe a bit of an over-analyzation and assumption of the worst given the current global climate. I don’t know if I see this happening (and I don’t know how easy this would be to enforce), but given China’s history with gaming curfews and regulations, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.
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