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 Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A 14-year-old boy was in critical condition in hospital with kidney failure after repeated beatings at an Internet rehabilitation camp in southwest China, state media said Wednesday. The incident in Sichuan province took place just weeks after another teenage boy was beaten to death at a similar rehabilitation centre in the south of the country where his parents had sent him to cure his Internet addiction.

China has 10 million teenage web addicts, the China Daily said, citing data from the China Youth Internet Association. The association said last week that there are at least 400 private Internet rehabilitation clinics nationwide.

 

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