Game Threatens China
ONLINE GAME THREATENS CHINA’S SOVEREIGNTY
China banned the online game “Football Manager 2005” by Sports Interactive Ltd. because the content “jeopardizes the sovereignty and territorial integrity of China”. The objectionable part of the game was that it treats Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, and Macao as independent countries. It also puts Chinese Tibet and China on an equal footing. The Ministry of Culture has ordered a crackdown. Though the game has not been officially released in China, it is available over the Internet. See China View, Ministry of Culture website.