Today, heads of state from around the globe met at the United Nations to face a problem that affects all of their constituencies: climate change. In a day-long conference on global warming, President Obama lamented that the United States was slow to recognize and respond to the problem of global warming, and vowed to move swiftly to counter it. President Hu Jintao of China echoed those statements, listing a four-point plan to combat carbon emissions.
By Gregory MonePosted 07.13.2007 at 3:37 pm 0 Comments
Early this year, Hu Jintao, Chinas president, ordered his government to start promoting a healthier online culture a move that applies to games, too. The official press agency, Xinhua News, reported that 500 players signed a petition saying they would no longer participate in the popular online game World of Warcraft because the company that distributes it in China has changed skeletons in the game into normal human bodies. A spokesman for the company, The9 Ltd., called the changes minor, and wouldnt respond to a reporters question regarding whether they were driven by the presidents official decree. But one newspaper quoted an anonymous source within the company as saying, Its to promote a healthy and harmonious on-line environment. That brave group of 500 probably wont carry much pull, either. The game has over 3.5 million players in China alone.—Gregory Mone