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In China, Online Game Has To Comply With Laws in Real Life

Ministry of Culture's Online Game Content Censorship Workflow. Via China Digital Times.

Ministry of Culture's Online Game Content Censorship Workflow. Via China Digital Times.

An online game designer, Xu Youzhen revealed in his Weibo that the Chinese authorities require that childbearing in his company's video games comply with family planning. The guideline was issued by Internet Culture Office, Bureau of Culture Markets in their powerpoint explanation of “Ministry of Culture's Online Game Content Censorship Workflow” in 2010.

In addition to family planning law, the guideline also instructs game designer not to include content that violates animal protection laws and marriage laws.

China Digital Times picks up the story and translates some netizens’ reaction to the guideline.

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