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Los Angeles Times: "The strange journey of a Chinese Internet addict"

03/27/2017 News Release Image

Los Angeles Times: "The strange journey of a Chinese Internet addict"

Photo: People play at a net bar in Zhengzhou, China. (VCG / VCG via Getty Images)

. . . According to the Center for Net Addiction in New York, problematic Internet use — when a preoccupation with being online interferes with work and personal life — is common in China, where rigid educational structure and pressure to succeed academically can push adolescents to seek escape online, said Marcella Szablewicz, an assistant professor at Pace University who studies Chinese Internet culture.

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