A new Chinese specialty: spam

Wednesday, 19 May 2004, 12:42 AM EST

The China critics surely aren't always right, but they have a point. Beijing certainly has a much greater impact on the U.S. economy now that China is a growing power. But Gideon Mantel, the head of an Israeli company that tracks e-mail traffic, says China is also a major source for another American ailment -- spam. Not the meat, of course, but unwanted, aggravating e-mail. The majority of those messages telling you how to increase your penis size or get a discount mortgage or get rich on eBay are trying to get you to visit Web sites based in China.

By Bruce Einhorn at BusinessWeek.

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