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China bans new mobile games from South Korea

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Venture Beat reports: “China has banned new mobile games from being launched in South Korea in retaliation for a military and political dispute. The move is reportedly a response to the U.S. deployment of a missile defense system in South Korea. The Thermal High Altitude Area Defense system is designed to shoot down ballistic missiles and it could alleviate threats of an attack from North Korea. But China contends the anti-missile system is a ‘clear, present and substantive threat to China’s security interests.’ As a result, China has frozen licenses for South Korean developers, and that means games made in South Korea cannot be published in China.”

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