30 08, 2018

A new notice from China’s Ministry of Education, and its impact on games

2020-01-28T19:55:02-08:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Regulations|

On August 30th 2018 the Ministry of Education issued a new notice aimed at preventing myopia, or near-sightedness, among children and adolescents. The notice also listed recommendations for regulatory bodies to carry out. The notice was issued because the increase in gaming and internet use among minors may be leading to higher rates of myopia. The [...]

14 08, 2018

What’s behind the lack of new game approvals in China?

2020-01-28T19:57:06-08:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Regulations|

China’s digital games market has seen zero games approved for sale since March 28, 2018 due to ongoing restructuring of regulatory bodies. During the 13th National People’s Congress it was confirmed that the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), one of two regulatory bodies responsible for game approvals, would be split into [...]