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Chinese state media calls gaming ‘spiritual opium,’ slamming stocks

Chinese state media calls gaming ‘spiritual opium,’ slamming stocks

Chinese state media on Tuesday slammed online games as “spiritual opium,” sending stocks of the country’s largest video game company tumbling. Economic Information Daily — a newspaper affiliated with China’s biggest state news agency, Xinhua — made the provocative comparison in an article in which it said young people in China were addicted to online games and called for a crackdown on the industry.

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