I’m going to disagree with some people here regarding regulation. I think the market is doing what it’s supposed to do – it’s optimizing. If it does something we consider immoral, it’s our job as consumers to do what we’re doing now and act out. Blizzard will have to decide if it wants to preserve its precious Chinese market or to keep its American one. The more outrageous the immorality, the more people will align on one side of the matter, and what we’re seeing currently is an outrage that aligns just about everyone in the west against this company.
Trying to regulate something like this is going to be incredibly difficult. We’re just going to make conditions that will cause unexpected consequences in other circumstances.
What I would like to see regulated is when China boosts its companies with state money. This is a well known tactic in China (aside from wanton IP theft), and results in companies like Huawei dominating competitors by providing the cheapest alternative (and sometimes even an alternative that comes with free money) only because the Chinese government subsidized them. I think such companies should have extra tariffs placed on them. The same applies to every other state-subsidized business, as these are effectively negative tariffs on favored products.