The SCMP said the strategy to slow down approvals emerged after a Wednesday meeting between Chinese authorities and gaming firms including Tencent Holdings Ltd and NetEase Inc . Beijing on Wednesday had summoned gaming firms including Tencent and NetEase. China has temporarily slowed down approval for all new online games in a bid to curb a gaming addiction among young people, the South China Morning Post reported on Thursday citing people with knowledge of the matter. Tencent declined to comment. NetEase did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment. China moved in August to ban under-18s from playing video games for more than three hours a week, saying this was needed to curb a growing addiction to what it once described as “spiritual opium”. (This story has not been edited by Our Editor Team and is generated from a Feed.) China has conducted a broad crackdown on a wide range of sectors including tech, education and property to strengthen government control after years of runaway growth. News Summary: – UPDATE 1-China slows down approval of new online games – SCMP – Check all news and articles from the latest [Security news] updates. [Google News]