Is China Moving To Ban Online Gaming With Other Countries?
As originally reported by Taiwan News and VideoGamer.com, new laws are apparently going into place that would reduce contact between Chinese gamers and people from other parts of the world.
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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