Monday, July 06, 2009

"China Sends 'Internet Addicts' to Boot Camp". This must be the equivalent of "psychiatric institutions" in the USSR

There are no “internet addicts” of course; there are only “addicts” (If not to the internet, it would be to something else) and stupid journalists always searching for a shocking headline. I doubt the Chinese ignore this, so I am very suspicious of such statements:

In a fenced off area on the edge of Beijing, an authoritarian sergeant is drilling a group of plump young people. They are not young recruits, but internet addicts who have been locked up on this military terrain for rehabilitation.

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