The Chinese supervisory authority has drafted new rules to protect
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The Chinese supervisory authority has drafted new rules to protect minors in cyberspace

Operators of online gaming platforms as well as video and audio streaming platforms will be required to implement a “youth regime” in China to protect minors. The relevant rules were drafted by the China Cyberspace Administration.

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Major platforms must regularly assess the level of cyber protections afforded to minors to ensure a “clean” online environment, the agency said. In addition, they must set the maximum amount of money that minors can spend on online platforms.

China’s major video streaming platforms such as Tencent Video and iQIYI, as well as ByteDance’s Douyin platform have already started to implement “Youth Mode”.

Chinese authorities have been raising concerns about the rise in underage gambling and internet addiction for a number of years. Last year, the country introduced new rules allowing people under the age of 18 to spend no more than three hours a week playing video games, in a bid to help curb gambling addiction.

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