China has proposed new restrictions for online gaming companies to implement. Major tech companies with significant presence in the region could
have to undergo substantial operational changes, reports Dow Jones Business News.
The draft rules posted online by the Chinese government on Sept. 30, would require online-game operators to lock out users under the age of 18 between the hours of midnight and 8 a.m. The rules will apply to all smart devices.
The regulation is vague as to whether companies would have to use Beijing-approved software. The country says it will support the development of web-filtering software to keep children safe online and will determine whether preexisting products comply
with the new requirements.
Along with the internet curfew would be a requirement for a number of websites to post warnings for content unsuitable for minors.