China seeks help of public to build gambling harm awareness. China ‘s latest anti-online gambling campaign is seeking public assistance in raising awareness of gambling-related harms while continuing to inflict pressure on gambling operators.
A number of Chinese government departments, including the Ministry of Public Security, declared on August 13 that they would begin a “publicity and education campaign for combating cross-border gambling”
The campaign is in the midst of being rolled out across all major Chinese social media channels and involves both “theme posters and short video solicitation activities.”
The government has invited members of the public to upload their own anti-gambling artwork and videos for consideration to become part of this “important propaganda position for cracking down on cross-border gambling.”
Those whose submissions are good enough to be included in the campaign stand the chance to win free laptops, tablets and other gear, as well as a likely boost in their personal score on China’s “social credit” system. The deadline for the submissions is September 13.
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