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Chinese government employees face punishment for gaming during work hours

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A group of government employees in Xinjiang, China face punishment for playing online games during work hours, reports Tencent.

Late in August Manas county's Industrial Park was subjected to an unannounced inspection by the the disciplinary arm of the government after a noted decline in work efficiency.

Nineteen employees across 14 departments, including the regulatory department, had been spending their time at work gaming. Four of these employees were department heads, and 10 more were supervisors at the town level.

The employees were playing Three Kingdoms Killers Online, a card game based on the massively multiplayer online role-playing game Three Kingdoms Online. There is no word yet on their punishment, with losing their jobs a distinct possibility.