China has slashed the amount of time children 18 and under are allowed to play video games. I have significant disagreements with this latest move. Their government—and ours—shouldn’t be playing nanny. However, the concerns they’ve raised about the impact of extended video gameplay on children are valid and worth exploring.
Recently, China announced a revision to its infamous one-child policy, instituted by Mao’s successor. Married couples can now apply to have up to three children, an increase from the more recent limit of two. On the surface, the policy change might appear to be a significant improvement on Mao’s 1957 statement — at least in terms of human dignity. In fact, it is not. Both these stories reflect what happens when a society rejects the core Christian idea of the image of God.