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Gold farming in China

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Gold farming in China

Gold farming in the People's Republic of China is more pervasive than in any other country, as 80% of all Simplified Chinese: 游戏工作室; Pinyin: Yóuxì gōngzuòshì)[3] or "play-money workshops" (打钱工作室 Dǎqián gōngzuò shì). The abbreviation is 打G, where the G stands for "gold".

Prisoners in Chinese labor camps have been forced to engage in gold farming for the financial benefit of prison authorities.[1]

A popular massively multiplayer online role-playing game subject to gold farming in China is World of Warcraft.[3]


The PRC Government decreed in 2009 that: "The virtual currency, which is converted into real money at a certain exchange rate, will only be allowed to trade in virtual goods and services provided by its issuer, not real goods and services."[4]

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  1. ^ a b Vincent, Danny (25 May 2011). "China used prisoners in lucrative internet gaming work".  
  2. ^ a b BARBOZA, DAVID (December 9, 2005). "Ogre to Slay? Outsource It to Chinese".  
  3. ^ a b Dibbell, Julian (June 17, 2007). "The Life of the Chinese Gold Farmer".  
  4. ^ Rosenberg, Dave (June 2009). "'"China bans online 'gold farming.  
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