China Central Television (CCTV) reported on a Beijing juvenile prison where one man was serving a life sentence for murders he committed to obtain virtual equipment in an online game. The report stated that up to 80 percent of the violent criminals in the prison turned to crime because of online games.
“He himself killed five people, and the reason he took the path to crime was addiction to violent online games,” it said.
The other CCTV reports this month that have blamed all of China’s social ills on online games and voiced concerns among some parents that excessive time spent on games and social networking sites is interfering with their children’s schoolwork.
Maybe the leaders of The Peoples Republic of China are upset that they can not make everyone miserable like the good old days.