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Rumours earlier this week that China was about to overturn a long-standing ban on the sale of gaming consoles appear to have been premature, after the government apparently denied it was planning to lift the ban. A source at the Ministry of Culture had told state-run paper the China Daily that it was “reviewing the policy” and …

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WTF?

"...banning the manufacture and sale gaming gear."

Does Foxconn, Flextronics and pals out-outsource their xbox, ps3, etc contracts? or should it say "..manufacture for domestic sale.."?

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There is one word

that in general encapsulates china's dict-government - "hypocrites"

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Re: There is one word

"that in general encapsulates china's dict-government - 'hypocrites' "

As opposed to our own shining beacons of moral light...

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eh

Made their to sell outside the country, made there to sell there not a chance. Ya gotta wonder how many of those consoles disappear off the production line every week?

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why should they cancel the ban when they are already dealing with a pandemic of gaming addicts...

Although I've never understood why the chinese government cares if people kill themselves wasting money on things like games.

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WTF?

"they are already dealing with a pandemic of gaming addicts..."

Reference please

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FAIL

google it

references everywhere

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Re: google it

I've seen plenty about South Korea... don't remember seeing anything relating to China

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Wow

You know, I've lived in China for 11 years and I never realized these were banned. Possibly because I'm not a console fan, but also because any large IT mall here has them for sale. Though now I think on it, not so many as I'd have expected.

Several of my friends bought Wii's about five years ago, when they were all the rage. Easily obtainable.

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