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China Passes Policy to Discourage Foreign MMOGs

Posted Fri, Jan 25, 2008 by Aelryn

Protectionist policies for spiritual opium!

Massively is reporting that Foreign-made MMOGs might have a hard time getting into China, due to a new law.

Unfortunately for developers in the U.S., Korea, and elsewhere looking to cash in on this burgeoning market, recent regulations imposed by the Chinese government will allow domestic Chinese gaming companies to effectively postpone the release of foreign-developed games indefinitely by submitting a complaint to GAPP, China's censorship agency. Curious that they'd run a protectionist racket on an industry that they recently likened to "spiritual opium," but the Communist government didn't take power in order to be a bedrock of consistency.

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