China to Ban Violent Online Games

[AP] China has banned Web sites from advertising or linking to games that glamorize violence, another step in China’s censorship campaign aimed at ensuring social stability ahead of the 60th anniversary of communist rule on Oct. 1.A notice posted on the Culture Ministry Web site on Monday said games that promote drug use, obscenities, gambling, or crimes such as rape, vandalism and theft are ”against public morality and the nation’s fine cultural traditions.”
http://nytimes.com/aponline/2009/07/28/world/AP-AS-China-Online-Games.html
http://news.smh.com.au/breaking-news-technology/china-to-ban-violent-online-games-20090728-e04h.html
http://news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-technology/china-to-ban-violent-online-games-20090728-e04h.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/games/2684883/China bans online games which glamourise gangs
China has banned websites featuring or publicising online games which glamorise mafia gangs, saying violators will be “severely punished,” state media reported on Tuesday.The Culture Ministry said such games “advocate obscenity, gambling, or violence,” and “undermine morality and Chinese traditional culture,” the official Xinhua news agency said.
http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE56R16Z20090728
http://in.reuters.com/article/technologyNews/idINIndia-41366620090728

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