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China's NPPA Seeks Public Input on Online Gaming Regulation Draft

By Xueyang
Dec. 23, 2023 updated 01:29

China's National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA) has opened its draft 'Measures for the Administration of Online Games' for public comment. The draft aims to ensure and promote the prosperous and healthy development of the online gaming industry. It addresses issues such as operational unit access in the online gaming sector and includes a dedicated chapter on "Protection and Rewards," proposing various encouragement measures.

The draft also establishes guidelines for protecting minors and consumer rights. In the drafting process, the NPPA extensively gathered opinions from relevant departments, industry associations, enterprises, and other stakeholders through multiple channels. This move to solicit public feedback is part of a broader effort to refine the regulations and address concerns more comprehensively.

Key attention is being given to articles 17 and 18 of the draft, among other content, in response to concerns raised by various parties. The NPPA has committed to thoroughly reviewing the input and further revising and improving the draft based on continued consultations with related departments, enterprises, and users.

This open solicitation for opinions reflects the NPPA's commitment to broader stakeholder engagement and the refinement of regulatory provisions, indicating a step towards more inclusive policymaking in China's online gaming industry.

Source: Weibo