Reuters and BBC have reported that China has temporarily lifted the video game ban. China is allowing foreign manufactures to produce gaming consoles in the Shanghai free trade zone and then sell those locally made consoles to the public. It was mentioned that this is a temporary arrangement to see how the influx of video games affects the country as a whole. The ban lasted for 14 years dating back to the year 2000 over concerns that video games have a negative effect on public health. However, signs were pointing to this moment ever since the topic was breached last year.