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The China Daily's web editor's are at it again: lifting stories word for word from other publications. This time the victim is, once again, That's Shanghai.

Here is the headline and opening paragraph of the That's Shanghai story:


Not Just Fun and Games
Why virtual entertainment means real money

by Chris Gill

The All China Sports Federation recently recognised video gaming as a sanctioned sport. To sporting purists it might sound like heresy, but the first official Chinese electronic gaming competition is scheduled for early 2004, and there is even talk of video gaming becoming an Olympic event.

Here is the China Daily version:


Why virtual entertainment means real mone
(thatsmagazines.com)

The All China Sports Federation recently recognised video gaming as a sanctioned sport. To sporting purists it might sound like heresy, but the first official Chinese electronic gaming competition is scheduled for early 2004, and there is even talk of video gaming becoming an Olympic event.


Well, perhaps changing 'money' to 'mone' and 'by Chris Gill' to 'thatsmagazines.com' means that the China Daily version is a summary or rewrite, and therefore can be considered fair use.

LINKS:
That's Shanghai's 'Not Just Fun and Games'
China Daily's 'Why virtual entertainment means real mone'

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