Animal Crossing: New Horizons Pulled from Chinese Platforms

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    China has seemingly banned sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons after the game became a platform for political dissidents of the Chinese government.One notable Animal Crossings player is Joshua Wong, Hong Kong’s secretary-general of the pro-democracy party Demosisto. Wong has been using New Horizons to create political commentary and satirical content amid the Coronavirus lockdown.

    The move comes after Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong shared a screenshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons, using the pattern creation tools to write a message that said “Free Hong Kong” and mocked Chinese leader Xi Jinping, who’s very sensitive about Winnie the Pooh, for some reason. Other players also used the game to vent about the CPP and post satirical messages. So the CCP banned the game on 10th April, and have now taken further steps to clamp down on gaming in general as an avenue for personal expression.

    Under Chinese law, video games can't contain anything that "threatens China's national unity, sovereignty, or territorial integrity". They can't harm "the nation's reputation, security or interests". They can't promote cults, or "superstitions". They can't "incite obscenity, drug use, violence or gambling" - although loot boxes are, of course, fine - and they can't include anything that "harms public ethics" or China's "culture and traditions". They also can't include any "other content" that might violate China's constitution or law, whatever that may be, and they have to be published in China by a Chinese company. If you need Buy Animal Crossing New Horizons Product Key, you can visit our site 5mmo.com.

    “Animal Crossing does not have approval in China and there isn’t an official China version of the game, but that doesn’t stop people buying it and the game has become extremely popular in China,” Daniel Ahmad, a video games analyst with Niko Partners, wrote on Twitter. “Even places like the Shanghai Fire dept used AC to create some in game messages.”

    According to Ahmad, despite the listings coming down, there are still other ways for players in China to get ahold of the game, including from small independent stores and by changing the region settings on the Switch to get access to the North American or Japanese eShops.
     

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