Under Chinese law, large companies are required to recruit their own, independent fire departments...
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 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 Liu Yong | Aug 28, 2007
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...
by Kate Zhao | Aug 7, 2007
From Reuters: China is launching an experimental summer camp for 40 youngsters to try to wean them off their Internet addiction, state media said on Tuesday. The 10-day program would accept youngsters aged between 14 and 22 once they had undergone a psychological test and evaluation, the China Daily said. About 2.6 million — or […]
by Gao Fei | Jul 17, 2007
Following a bar on new internet cafes, a new regulation encourages underage gamers at internet cafes to stop playing and “do suitable physical exercise.” From eFluxMedia: Chinese authorities are targeting a national...
by Kate Zhao | Jul 10, 2007
From BBC News: Nearly half of all teenage pregnancies in the wealthy Chinese city of Shanghai have been blamed on increased access to the internet. Doctor Zheng who runs a helpline for pregnant teenagers in the city reports that many of the girls said they had met the boys they had sex with online. The […]
by Wu Nan | Mar 11, 2007
From Reuters: Combining sympathy with discipline, a military-style boot camp near Beijing is at the front-line of China’s battle against Internet addiction, a disorder afflicting millions of the nation’s youth. The Internet Addiction Treatment Center (IATC) in Daxing county uses a blend of therapy and military drills to treat the children of China’s nouveau riche […]
by Wu Nan | Mar 5, 2007
From AP: China will not allow any new Internet cafes to open this year, state media reported Tuesday. The Xinhua News Agency said 14 government departments, including the Ministry of Culture and the Ministry of Information Industry, had issued a notice saying that “in 2007, local governments must not sanction the opening of new Internet […]
by Sophia Cao | Feb 27, 2007
From Shanghaiist: An old military base in the Daxing suburb of Beijing has been repurposed for battle against internet addiction among China’s 12 to 24-year-olds. According to a new report, 14 percent of Chinese teens are vulnerable to internet addiction, and the Communist Youth League says that internet addiction is “a grave social problem” that […]
by Wu Nan | Jan 10, 2007
From China Daily: High school students in Beijing are far more promiscuous than their teachers or parents think, according to a survey conducted in a city district. More than half of those polled said there was nothing wrong with a one-night stand; and 6.2 percent admitted they already had a sexual encounter, according to the […]
by Sophia Cao | Sep 16, 2006
From China Daily: A dozen years ago, Chinese teenagers were besieged in a nation-wide wave to learn from a late juvenile hero, Lai Ning ËµñÂÆÅ (1974-1988). The native of the southwestern province of Sichuan died trying to put out a forest fire when he was only 14 years old. However, in today’s China, Lai has […]
by Wu Nan | Sep 5, 2006
From China Daily: Many parents or teachers might find my advice outrageous, and some think it will encourage sexual experimentation,” said Wang Xianglin, an expert who started as a volunteer at the China Population Communication and Education Centre /‰∏≠ÂõΩ‰∫∫Âè£ÂÆ£‰º†ÊïôËÇ≤‰∏≠ÂøÉ(PCEC) three years ago. The PCEC is also called Green Apple House. “But pretending it is not […]