A Chinese woman developed blood clots on her brain after spending 20 straight hours looking at her phone screen during a train trip, according to local media reports.
A 18-year-old from eastern China is reported to have died from multiple injuries after he was sent to an internet addiction treatment camp.
Army officers on the mainland have a new enemy in their sights – a mobile phone battle game believed so addictive to young soldiers that it may slow them down in real-life combat.
A poll has revealed nearly 10 per cent of local teenagers qualify as being addicted to gaming. This includes doing things like playing video games on computers, mobile phones and consoles.