China announces limit on video games to protect Children's eyesight – Research Snipers

China announces limit on video games to protect Children’s eyesight

The authorities in China have announced to limit the video gaming for children in order to prevent the increasing tendency of the eyesight weakness.

The video gaming regulators in China had planned to limit the release of the new games and reduce the time to play. The regulators also want to enforce the age restrictions to play the video games.

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As per the report published in China, in 2005, 500 million Chinese residents had faced and eyesight weakness.

It is pertinent to mention here that China is the largest gaming market in the world. After the announcement of the government’s plan, the shares of the local tech companies have decreased rapidly.

A few days earlier, the president of China, Xi Jinping emphasized the need to pay attention to the national health of the eyesight weakness, after which the Ministry of Education China has released a new policy on Thursday.

As per the policy, the children are facing the eyesight weakness because of the high level of close-sighted study burden, the expansion of the smart mobile phones and other electronic devices, and lack of external activities and practices.

Although this policy—issued by China’s Education Ministry—does not agree that the video gaming is affecting the children’s eyes, but the close-sighted studies are being seen the main cause of the illness.