In a measure that Jack Thompson would applaud, China has banned all players under the age of eighteen from playing games that allow players to kill other players. Online gaming operators have been ordered to develop authentications systems that will enforce this new law.
A recent survey discovered that 15.8% of internet users in China were under 18 (about sixteen million people).
China’s Ministry of Culture commented, ‘online games that have PK content usually also contain acts of violence and leads to players spending too much time trying to increase the power of their characters. They are harmful to young people."