Officials in the Chinese city of Guangzhou are outdoing their American counterparts. The southern Chinese city has announced a plan to shut down more than 1,500 videogame arcades because of concerns about their influence on children. Parents and teachers in the region believe that the game parlors are distracting students from there studies and are causing them to make friends with the wrong crowd, a notable difference from the sex and violence concerns voiced by North American parents. The crackdown affects almost 80 percent of Guangzhou's arcades, most of which are being cited for breaking age restrictions. Many in the region, however, are calling for a total ban.