Chinese Crackdown On Gaming Or Censorship – Ed Flanagan

From NBC News World Blog:

The startling story out of China’s southern town of Guangzhou this week of a 30-year-old man dying of exhaustion after a reported three-day online binge may be an odd curiosity in the West, but it underscores growing concerns about in this country of more than 160 million Web surfers.

With a little more than 10 percent of China’s 1.3 billion population now online – thanks in large part to a booming economy and the nearly 113,000 Internet cafes that dot the country – the past few years have seen a rash of Internet addiction issues popping up and, recently, a serious governmental backlash against them. [Full Text]

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