Chinese authorities announced plans to further restrict unlicensed games on streaming platforms such as Douyu and Douyin. The announcement, issued on Friday by state bodies, including the National Radio and Television Administration (NRTA), specifically emphasizes that unapproved player-versus-player and other unlicensed titles should not appear on streaming channels. The text also urges streaming service providers to exercise stricter control over gaming streams and esports events, with the latter needing approval from the NRTA. The announcement is likely aimed in part at the streaming of overseas games, which continue to face a range of barriers to entry in China. China has not issued any licenses for overseas games in more than nine months. [NRTA, in Chinese]