A popular video game in China has been identified by the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) as a potential threat to combat readiness.

Excerpts from the Chinese-language article from the People’s Liberation Army Daily, a state-run media outlet for the military, were posted in the South China Morning Post.

The game has already infiltrated … the daily lives of some soldiers and officers, affecting [their] physical and psychological health on a certain level”, the PLA Daily article said.

“Over-addiction to mobile phone games is gradually harming the physical and psychological health of soldiers and officers. It even poses a threat to security management and could undermine combat capability.”