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On Thursday, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) ordered five websites—Alibaba’s Taobao, its music-streaming subsidiary Xiami, entertainment platform Peiyinxu, shopping platform Mogujie, and Shenzhen-based Hithink Royalflush Information Network Co.—to cease selling illegal VPNs, close illegal accounts, and report back on changes by an unspecified
China’s population of internet users broke 700 million this year, and government reports have estimated that over 20 million of those users suffer from internet addiction. For one of these addicts, 18-year-old Li Ao of Anhui Province, the search for a cure at one of China’s controversial internet addiction treatment centers led to his death less than two days later. At The