Valve just announced Steam China. The goal is to introduce more games to China, though how that will work isn’t clear yet. In recent times, Steam has added some popular Chinese games. However, Chinese players have become Steam users’ go-to object of borderline-xenophobic rage thanks to cheating issues.

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jmashby
Jashby

Now see, this is very funny to me, because “Steam China” will be censored and closely monitored by the government. Valve recently decided it’s not their place to police the content on their platform, but this will be heavily policed. That appears to be the main reason why this is even happening.