The Chinese government is planning to recognize video gaming as an official profession, the latest in a series of moves to reignite the country’s gaming sector following a nine-month freeze on game approvals.

Chinas Occupation Skill Testing Authority (OSTA) on Jan. 25 released a list of new job titles (in Chinese), covering a variety of fields, from artificial intelligence (AI) to internet of things (IoT). Cloud computing engineers, big data analysts, and professional gamers are included as job titles.

The government body created the list following an internal evaluation. It is open for public comment until Thursday.

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Jill Shen

Jill Shen is Shanghai-based technology reporter. She covers Chinese mobility, autonomous vehicles, and electric cars. Connect with her via e-mail: jill.shen@technode.com or Twitter: @yushan_shen