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Chinese Gaming Company Fined 2,900 USD for Allowing Minors to Play Games after 10 pm

By Weilin Li
Sep. 1, 2022 updated 09:50

A local governmental department against pornography and piracy fined a game service company in Shanghai for allowing minors to play games between 22:00 and 8:00 the next day.

The governmental body ordered the company's staff in charge to rectify their actions. They issued a warning and applied an administrative penalty of 20,000 CNY (~2,900 USD) to the company under the Law of the People's Republic of China on the Protection of Minors.

A local government in Shanghai issued a fine on a company providing game services to minors after 10 pm.A local government in Shanghai issued a fine on a company providing game services to minors after 10 pm.

The Protection Law's Article 75 regulates that online game service providers should not provide online game services to minors from 22:00 to 8:00 the next day.

In August last year, China began to limit minors' time on video games to three hours a week. Minors are allowed one hour to play video games from 8 pm to 9 pm on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and they can also play for one hour during national holidays.

Source: Official Announcement