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Facing censorship of their games at home, developers in China are increasingly looking abroad. (Nikkei Montage / Yuki Kohara)
Industry in focus

No blood, no guts: China's game sector undergoes mass sanitization

Censorship of $36bn industry pushes developers into US, Japan and Southeast Asia

JADA NAGUMO and RURIKA IMAHASHI, Nikkei staff writers | China

TOKYO/HONG KONG -- The Chinese Communist Party has a vision of what it considers "appropriate" entertainment, and blasting online friends in the face with a virtual assault rifle is no longer it.

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