Electroshock therapy for "Internet addicts"

The Chinese government is imprisoning and giving electric shocks to people it thinks have become addicted to the Internet.

Alarmed by a survey that found that nearly 14 percent of teens in China are vulnerable to becoming addicted to the Internet, the Chinese government has launched a nationwide campaign to stamp out what the Communist Youth League calls 'a grave social problem' that threatens the nation.

In terms of withdrawal: 'If you let someone go online and then he can't go online, you may see a physical reaction, just like someone coming off drugs.' And in terms of resistance: 'Today you go half an hour, and the next day you need 45 minutes. It's like starting with drinking one glass and then needing half a bottle to feel the same way.'"