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China’s Internet Cafés in Decline

They have served as crucibles for the country’s online culture and as schools and sanctuaries for its marginalized migrant workers. But according to a new report from the Ministry of Culture, China’s Internet cafés...

Pleasure Hacking on the Chinese Net

At Makeshift, sociologist Tricia Wang examines an often overlooked target of China’s web censorship, and its arguably underappreciated role in building net-savviness and online community spirit. 200 computer screens,...

China Tightens Rules On Internet Cafes

From AFP: Cybercafes in China that admit three or more underage patrons will have their licences revoked under the government’s latest effort to tighten controls on web access in the world’s largest online market....

Shandong County Closes Cyber Cafes

A few days ago, China Daily reported that all Internet cafes in Guanxian County, Shandong, had been closed, apparently “in a drive to drag teenagers indulged in the online world back to school and reality”: On July...

Illegal Internet Cafes in Firing Line

The China Daily reports that underground internet cafes are the new target for a planned police crackdown in rural areas:  “Illegal Internet bars are harming left-behind rural teenagers that lack parental care because...

New Fears over Cyber-snooping in China

New regulations require Internet cafes in Jiangxi Province to install Chinese-developed operating systems on their computers. From AP: The new rules went into effect on November 5 and are aimed at cracking down on pirated...

Chinese Authorities Enforce Switch from Microsoft

From the Radio Free Asia: Authorities in the southeastern Chinese city of Nanchang are requiring all local Internet cafes to replace their Microsoft Windows XP operating systems with a Chinese-made system, Red Flag Linux,...

China WoW

As previously reported on CDT, the Chinese government has a record of treating the massive popularity of World of Warcraft (WoW) and other online games as a social ill which distracts Chinese youth from their social...

My Kid Is An Internet Addict – Wang Zhiyong

From China.org.cn: Since Internet addiction disorder (IAD) was first introduced by Dr. Goldberg as a new type of addiction in 1995, Internet addiction has been widely covered. Research has been published; diagnostic standards as...

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