July 26, 2001

China's web dilemma

Author: JT Smith

BBC: "It is 2300 in a dimly lit room above a dumpling shop in
an old Shanghai side street.

The rattle of the electric fan mixes with the clatter of
keyboards. This is one of China's many internet bars.

Seventeen-year-old Ar
Ying has been here for
hours playing computer
games and smoking, while
his friend flirts with someone
called "Lovely Girl" in an
internet chat room."

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