Online gaming takes another hit as Beijing acts to protect China's youth

China has been grappling with the issue of video game addiction among youngsters for over 15 years.
China has been grappling with the issue of video game addiction among youngsters for over 15 years.PHOTO:REUTERS

BEIJING - Ahead of the new school year, Beijing issued a series of guidelines recommending that mobile gaming companies limit the amount of screen time for children under 18 to no more than three hours a week.

The stricter guidelines are the latest move in a decades-long effort to tackle gaming addiction.

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