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Policies will boost online gaming industry

2013-12-30 15:07 chinadaily.com.cn Web Editor: Wang Fan

The government is expected to roll out policies in the coming year to improve management of the online gaming industry, an official from China's General Administration of Press and Publication said.

Sun Shoushan, deputy director of GAPP, said at the recent 2013 China Gaming Industry Annual Conference that they are working on a new policy which is expected to speed up the procedure for launching new games in China.

According to the 2013 China Gaming Industry Report, sales in the online gaming industry jumped 38 percent year-on-year to 83.17 billion yuan ($13.7 billion) in 2013. The number of Chinese gamers increased 20.6 percent year-on-year to 490 million.

Despite the booming development of the online gaming industry in China, Sun pointed out there are many challenges ahead for the sustainable and healthy growth of the sector, including combating poor quality and copy right violations.

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