May 10, 2006

China takes unique steps to combat Web addiction

BEIJING — The 12 teenagers and young adults, some in ripped jeans and baggy T-shirts, sit in a circle, chewing gum and fidgeting as they shyly introduce themselves. "I'm 12 years old," one boy announces with a smile. "I love playing computer games. That's it."

A 12-year-old boy receives electric shock treatment at the Beijing Military Region Central Hospital.

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