|A new regulation dealing with the issue of internet addiction was announced in recent days, stregthnening the registration to games and user supervision
In recent days, eight ministries and commissions have together published the ''Notification concerning initiating the work of real-name verification, protecting against internet-games indulgence'', proclaiming that the work of guarding the indulgence of internet games by verifying true names has already began and will be tested until September 30. On October 1st 2011 it will be formally implemented.
The 'notification' regulates that a service center under the ministry of public security undertakes the task of verifying true names. In addition, enterprises operating internet games shall test and verify various types of work, seriously conducting identification of user registration info in the internet games operated by such companies.
In April 2007, News Press head office has issued 'notice concerning the system of protecting minors' mind and body health from the damages of internet-games indulgence'. This system regulates that a time up to 3 hours of internet games is 'healthy' for minors, while over 5 hours of game is 'unhealthy'.
A survey in practice discovered that nowadays there is a big problem in the system protecting 'internet games indulgence'. For example, is some games, when users register, they only need to insert correct ID number and can write any name they please. At present, it is not difficult for users to obtain a real ID number, and there is even a machine that especially generates ID numbers. Many internet users can frequently borrow an ID of another when playing games. This is also a difficult problem of the future 'real name verification' regulation. Some internet users believe that two essential problems the future protection system will be facing are how to confirm that the ID holder and the internet user are identical and the other is carrying out a continuous online time calculation of the ID numbers.
 部委 bùwěi - Ministries and commissions
 《关于启动网络游戏防沉迷实名验证工作的通知》guānyú qǐdòng wǎngluò yóuxì fáng chén mí shí míng yànzhèng gōngzuò de tōngzhī - 'Notification concerning initiating the work of real-name verification, protecting against internet-games indulgence'; a new policy that will be put into in October 1st, dedicated to prevent the over-use of internet games by teenagers, particularly in internet bars.
 网络游戏 wǎngluò yóuxì - Internet games
 公安部 gōngānbù - Ministry of public security
 注册信息 zhùcè xìnxī - Registration information
 新闻出版 xīnwén chūbǎn - General Administration of Press and Publication of the PRC
《关于保护未成年人身心健康实施网络游戏防沉迷系统的通知》guānyú bǎohù wèichéngniánrén shēn xīn jiànkāng shíshī wǎngluò yóuxì fáng chén mí xìtǒng de tōngzhī - 'Notice concerning the system of protecting minors health from the damages of internet-games indulgence'; a government document published in 2007, regarding the problem of effects of long internet-games usage on health of minors.
 未成年人 wèichéngniánrén - Minor (someone younger than 18)
 测试 cèshì - Survey, test