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Parents in China laud rule limiting video game time for kids

Li Zhanguo’s two children, ages 4 and 8, don’t have their own smartphones, but like millions of other Chinese children, they are no strangers to online gaming. “If my children get t...

China sets up platform to police gaming firm violations

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese regulators have set up a platform that allows the public to report on gaming companies they believe are violating restrictions on online game times for children. ...

Now-deleted Instagram post appeared to suggest missing Chinese celebrity in Beijing

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Billionaire actress and filmmaker Zhao Wei (趙薇), who reportedly fled to France after being scrubbed from the internet by the Chinese government, appeared to comment on her...

China’s ‘fan circle’ highlights suppressed freedom in entertainment consumerism

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The Chinese government has recently taken a series of actions to crack down on its entertainment industry and to control extreme fan behavior; yet by doing so, both the go...

China cracks down on 'chaotic' celebrity fan culture after scandals

China cracked down on what it described as a "chaotic" celebrity fan culture on Friday, barring platforms from publishing popularity lists and regulating the sale of fan merchandise after a ...

Chinese social media platforms to "rectify" financial self-media accounts

China's top social media platforms, Wechat, Douyin, Sina Weibo and Kuaishou, said on Saturday they would begin to rectify irregular practices of "self-media" accounts that publish financ...

German national team battles apathy as fans switch off

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Even when the German national team wins, it can lose. Germany beat the Czech Republic 1-0 in a friendly on Wednesday but the average domestic TV ratings ca...

No standing, no beer: German soccer aims to bring fans back

German soccer is hoping to get fans back into the stadiums next month. It won't look anything like a typical Bundesliga season. Fans won't be allowed to drink beer or stand on terrac...

Topics from China's 'Two Sessions' buzz on social media

(TAIPEI) Taiwan News — As China's "Two Sessions" — the annual meeting composed of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) and the National People&#...

Influx of club fans a '22 World Cup testing ground for Qatar

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Cut-price beer being downed in a field. Roadside walls being urinated against. Drum-beating passengers leading chants through the metro. ...

MLS top coach Bradley leads LAFC's daily quest for greatness

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bob Bradley rocks in his chair under the sizzling Southern California sun and gives an exaggerated New Jersey shoulder shrug. The Los Angeles FC coach can use his entire body to mak...

AP Interview: Italian players' rep bemoans racism tolerance

ROME (AP) — It was the day after Christmas and the festive atmosphere was quickly ruined when a soccer fan died in clashes outside of the venerated San Siro stadium in Milan. Inside ...

FIFA racism risk assessments for 2022 World Cup qualifiers

FIFA is conducting racism risk assessments for all 2022 World Cup qualifiers and sending observers to matches where there is a high prospect of discriminatory incidents. The governin...

Italy: Hundreds of thousands protest populist government

Hundreds of thousands of Italians marched through the streets of Rome on Saturday to protest the populist government's economic policies. Under the banner "a Future for Work," Italy'...

Xiaomi: A Chinese startup out to challenge Google, Amazon

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Xiaomi, a Chinese startup that helped pioneer the trend toward ultra-low-priced smartphones, is preparing for what would be the biggest initial public offering since e-commer...