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Tencent fears regulation of video games

China’s video games industry fears increasing pressure from the authorities. A series of comments in state media is seen by investors as a harbinger of a new slew of regulations aimed at the protection of youngsters from the potential dangers of mobile and online games. “Concerns grew as Covid restrictions kept more children indoors and
online,” writes analyst Ernan Cui of Gavekal-Dragonomics. “Further restrictions on underage gaming will likely materialize.” The government has already proven many times that it is not afraid to clash with its highly profitable industries.

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