China revises laws to strengthen protection of minors online


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October 18, 2020 FILE PHOTO: Chinese officials and delegates attend the closing session of NPC in Beijing SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China has revised laws to strengthen the protection of under-18s online, state news agency Xinhua reported late on Saturday, forcing internet product and service providers to take action when necessary. The revised laws, voted for adoption by the National People’s Congress Standing Committee on Saturday and effective from June 1 next year, state that internet product and service providers “shall not offer minors products and services that induce addiction”, Xinhua reported. Providers of online services including gaming, livestreaming, audio and...