China to punish online gamers

The Asian country wants to penalise online gaming operators from Beijing.

China.- According to the Chinese agency Xinhua, the Ministry of Culture (MOC) wants to punish more than 35 online gaming operators as part of the citie’s crackdown on unauthorised internet content.

According to the Ministry, the charges are based on disseminating pornography, aiding and abetting, and gambling. The Ministry suggested the operators to cooperate with law enforcement and to learn from the mistakes they’ve made in the past. Back in September, the MOC launched the inspections on the iGaming market in the principal Chinese cities, such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou and Shenzhen.

Director of the MOC’s cultural department, Chen Tong, urged the operators to develop games where they promote good socialist core values, and that many of the current games in the market lack of the values that they’re aiming to get.

Back in October, the Cyberspace Administration of China introduced a series of restrictions that will take place on December 1 that include online video streaming services to get info from the users for 60-day periods. The organisation wants to  look at the videos with the intention of finding evidence of prohibited activities, such as gambling.