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Tencent vows fresh gaming curbs after ‘spiritual opium’ media slap knocks shares

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By Brenda Goh and Samuel Shen SHANGHAI (Reuters) -China’s Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Tuesday it would curb minors’ access to its flagship video game, hours after its shares were battered by a state media article that described online games as “spiritual opium”. Economic Information Daily cited Tencent’s “Honor of Kings” in an article in which it said minors were addicted to online games and called for more curbs on the industry. The outlet is affiliated with China’s biggest state run news agency, Xinhua. China’s largest social media and video game firm saw its stock tumble more than 10% in e…

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