As we discussed in June, China has been working on plans to impose further restrictions
on the games that can be sold or publicized within its borders. The Chinese government has now begun implementing those plans, starting with games that involve gangs
, saying, "These games encourage people to deceive, loot and kill, and glorify gangsters' lives. It has a bad influence on youngsters." According to a Xinhua news agency, "The ministry ordered its law enforcement bodies to step up oversight and harshly punish those sites that continue to run such games."