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Chinese Gamers Hunt Corrupt Officials Online

A Chinese game, "Incorruptible Fighter," that lets users hunt down and punish corrupt government officials, has been taken offline for a system upgrade needed to keep pace with demand from users.

"The enthusiastic response from Internet users to the trial of 'Incorruptible Fighter' overwhelmed the server's limits," read a notice posted on the game's Web site (in Chinese), adding that the game's hardware and software are now being upgraded to cope with demand.

Developed by the Ningbo city government, in China's eastern Zhejiang Province, "Incorruptible Fighter" is part of an official effort aimed at rooting out corruption, a widespread problem in the country's government and business circles.

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