China's semi-official trade body, the Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association has said more needs to be done to protect minors from long-term impact of video games.
As reported by South China Morning Post, the organisation said that more work needs to be done to improve the level of "protection" afforded to children, as well as bolstering these measures.
“Adolescents have a strong awareness of the negative impact of games … and also have a certain sense of self-control while playing games,” the organisation's secretary general Ao Ran said at a two-day conference in Guangzhou.
He continued: “Minor protection is long-term and fundamental work. Our peers must resolutely implement the requirements of the regulators … and explore technical means, such as facial recognition.”
This comes just three months after China's Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association said that the issue of video game addiction within the country was "basically solved."