China’s population of internet users broke 700 million this year, and government reports...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 27, 2011
Police have mounted large-scale raids on two child-trafficking gangs, according to authorities, arresting 369 and rescuing 89 children. From the Associated Press: The busts highlighted China’s thriving black market in...
by cdtstaff | Jun 8, 2010
AFP reports: A group of young Chinese web addicts staged a mutiny at an Internet “boot camp”, tying up their instructor and fleeing the facility over its tough military-like techniques, state media said Tuesday. The...
by cschultz | Nov 5, 2009
The Chinese government has banned the use of any physical punishment in Chinese internet addiction clinics: Many of the camps are imbued with a military atmosphere. Patients are forced to replace hours in front of the computer...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 26, 2009
China Daily is reporting that an editor whose paper reported on the death of a teenager at an Internet addiction rehab clinic has been fired by local officials: Liu first broke the story about the beating death of 15-year-old...
by Sophie Beach | Aug 10, 2009
Following the death of a teenager in an Internet addiction clinic, Southern Metropolis Daily visited a related facility in Guangzhou. Danwei translates: When the reporter arrived outside the rear wall of the school, children on...
by Sophie Beach | Jul 14, 2009
Good news for China’s Internet addicts. From Reuters: China has banned electro-shock therapy as a treatment for Internet addiction, citing uncertainty in the safety and effectiveness of the practice after criticism in the...
by Liu Yong | Jun 7, 2009
From The Sunday Times: Chinese teenagers hooked on the internet are being subjected to electro-shock therapy at a clinic that claims they will be “reborn” free of the obsession. However, its harsh methods have caused an outcry...
by Paulina Hartono | May 15, 2009
David Bandurski of China Media Project has pulled together a number of comments on the highly criticized treatment methods used by Yang Yongxin in a Chinese Internet addiction clinic. Yang’s measures included, for one,...
by Paulina Hartono | Mar 20, 2009
Xinhua reports that China’s “anti-online game addiction system” has been effective in abating the number of online game players: China developed the anti-online game addiction system in July 2007 to reduce...
by Liu Yong | Jan 6, 2009
From Christian Science Monitor: A 6 a.m. wake-up call. Afternoon drills in military bearing and formations. And a grueling regime of push-ups and leg lifts before the 9:30 p.m. lights-out. Welcome to rehab for Internet addicts –...
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