China reveals plans to limit new online games, Tencent dives

Photographer:Nelson Ching/ Bloomberg

China’s regulators plan to limit the number of new online games and the total number of titles, as Beijing tries to mitigate the impact of gaming addiction among the nation’s children.

The new measures come on top of a freeze in game approvals nationwide and further muddies the waters for the industry, which labors under one of the world’s most opaque regulatory regimes. Tencent Holdings Ltd. dived 5 percent in pre-market trade.

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