On July 11, before the rumor “can play games for an hour a day during summer vacation”, Tencent Games denied.
The company immediately released a gaming schedule during the summer vacation of 2022 for minors. Tencent Games also issued a statement through the Notice about stricter management to effectively prevent minors from playing online games. Accordingly, children can only log into the game between 20-21 hours every Friday and Saturday, and cannot enter the game for the rest of the time.
It should be noted that because the summer vacation time is not consistent in different parts of China, the regulations will also be flexible. This is from July 11 to August 31 which means that during the summer break, minors can log into the game for a total of 21 days.
Reportedly, the Notice on Further Stricter Management and Effective Prevention of Minors Playing Online Games issued by the State Administration of Press and Publication of China stipulates that all companies Online games are only available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays until 20:00 daily. During that time, 1 hour of gaming is opened for minors at 21:00. At other times, online gaming services will not be made available to minors of any kind.
Tencent said that since 2017, the company has continued to self-deploy and apply many new technologies and new functions around the protection of minors. Next, based on the latest requirements of the competent authorities, the game company from Shenzhen seriously complied and actively proposed measures to make it more effective.
Recently, China’s General Administration of Market Supervision and Administration (SAMR) said it had not reported past transactions with Alibaba and Tencent of 2.5 million yuan. Alibaba is accused of failing to report five cases of transactions, including the purchase of shares in video streaming company Yuoku Tudou; while Tencent for not reporting 12 cases, including the acquisition of online e-commerce store OKBai, was also heavily fined.