New Strict Rules for Some Gamers in China! Make Sure You Know!

Source: NYTimes

No playing video games after 10 p.m. No more than 90 minutes of gaming on weekdays. Want add-ons like virtual weapons and costumes? Keep it to $57 a month.

China has released new rules aimed at curbing video game addiction among young people, a problem that people believe is to blame for a rise in nearsightedness and poor academic performance across a broad swath of society.

The regulations, announced by the National Press and Publication Administration on Tuesday, ban users younger than 18 from playing games between 10 p.m. and 8 a.m. They are not permitted to play more than 90 minutes on weekdays and three hours on weekends and holidays.

These problems affect the physical and mental health of minors, as well as their normal learning and living, the National Press and Publication Administration said in a statement that was published by Xinhua, the official news agency.

What do you think about this? Is it good to limit a child's time for gaming?