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. PHOTO:REUTERS
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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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