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Tencent under cloud after Communist Party blasts hit game

Market leery of limits for minors across industry

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Tencent Holdings is in the hot seat over its supposedly addictive hit game.   © Reuters

HONG KONG -- Tencent Holdings' latest hit mobile game has been accused in China's official Communist Party newspaper of fostering addiction with gruesome consequences for the country's youth, putting investors on alert for a hit to corporate earnings and impacts for game makers more broadly.

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