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This category consist of behavior modification programs in China.

Since the goverment in China turned towards western economy, a raise of problems among youth have occured.

Today the hot topic is Internet Addiction Disorder. A recent study (2008) indicated that 13.7% of Chinese adolescents—roughly 10 million people—met the diagnostic criterion for Internet addiction.

This had led to a number of treatment methods where China is in the front worldwide. Treatment methods like the use of electroshock treatment has been banned. However the issue is still under debate <Ref>Ministry halts controversial electrotherapy program for Internet addicts</Ref>

July 2009 a boy died during a stay in a boot camp for his problem. However the approach the staff used were normal compared to boot camps for juveniles elsewhere <Ref>Student beaten to death at boot camp, By Wen Ya, Global Times, August 4 2009</Ref>.

November 2009 the government banned the remaining available treatment methods when they banned physical punishment <ref>China bans physical punishment for Internet addicts, Reuters India, November 5, 2009</ref>

Despite having banned every known treatment method of Internet Addiction Disorder, Boot Camps continue to exist. A number of teenagers trying to escape such a camp in June 2010 were caught by the police and returned to the camp <ref>Police nab teens escaping Net boot camp, by Wang Xiang, Shanghai Daily News, June 7, 2010</ref>

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