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China's MOC Announces Results of Mobile Game Crackdown

Xinhuanet, 3/14/14

On March 14, China's Ministry of Culture (MOC) announced the results of previously implemented mobile game regulations, requiring Chinese gaming companies to make certain reforms before the end of 2013. Of the 27 mobile gaming platforms and companies that were found to be engaged in illegal or infringing activities, 20 reformed their games and submitted reports to the MOC by the end of 2013. The 20 companies deleted mobile games featuring the word "casino" in their titles, and canceled randomized raffles that induce gamers to spend legal currency or online game virtual currency to obtain online game products and services. The MOC has levied penalties against the 7 firms that did not make the necessary reforms within the time limit.

Shanghai Wapu Network Technology, operator of tile-matching mobile RPG Against War, and Shanghai Pitaya Information Technology, developer of mobile online game Fantasy Monster, were fined RMB 60,000 and RMB 130,000, respectively, for failing to remove gambling features and failing to install real-name registration systems in their games.

Editor's Note: For more background on this topic, please see "China's Ministry of Culture Regulates Mobile Gaming Industry" MD 12/13/13 issue.

Keywords: Wapu Against War mobile gaming wireless Ministry of Culture Pitaya Fantasy Monster regulation


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