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China’s Online Population Rises to 591 Million

According to new figures from the China Internet Network Information Center, there are now 591 million Internet users in China. AP reports: China’s population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20...

Internet Addicts Stage Uprising at China Boot Camp

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...

China Bans Physical Punishment for Internet Addicts

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...

Video: Escape from a Net Addiction Center

Danwei translates a video parodying treatments for Internet addiction: The clips that make up this spoof are taken from the CCTV program “War With the Internet Demon” (战网魔), broadcast in 2008. The program was...

An SOS from Internet Addiction Center Inmates

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...

China’s Tough-Love Approach to Internet Addiction

Many Chinese teenagers are sent to a military compound in Beijing by their parents to detox from an Internet obsession, from Time: Even though it was just before Lunar New Year–the most important family holiday on the...

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