BEIJING -- Tencent Holdings has started requiring parents' permission for minors in China to play online games for the first time, the latest effort to address societal concerns over the negative effects of games on children.
Trials began this month in three cities including Beijing. Kids as old as 13 must have their guardians register identification information or submit photographs of themselves to unlock two titles, including "Wangzhe Rongyao," the domestic version of "Arena of Valor." Tencent plans to implement the program in 12 large Chinese cities.
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