Study time

Published: Monday 30 November -0001

imageTeenagers tempted by computer games when they should be studying for the national college entrance exam in June won’t have anywhere to escape in the central Chinese city of Linchuan, where Internet cafes have closed.

“All the town’s Internet cafes have closed so that youngsters can focus on studies,” said an official of the city’s cultural affairs bureau. “During this critical period our goal is to create an educational society for students free of distractions.” A student, who refu - sed to be named, said the ca - fes are the only way to reli - eve tension during exams.

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