... this is nothing more than trying to keep the population dumb and uninformed.
All the teens in China's Internet cafes just play multiplayer games. I was still in China when this law was made. The whole point is to prevent the children from spending all their time gaming and getting porn. The law was made due to the complains of the parents.
Please, don't related everything in China to serious politics. People living in China live just like people living in US (except they don't have as much money).