China has nearly 20 million bloggers – AFP

From AFP, via theage.com:

China had 19.87 million at the beginning of November – a 24 percent increase over the past 12 months. While more than 15 per cent update their blogs at least once a week, only 4.6 per cent do it daily, found. Blogs devoted to medicine and education are particularly popular, the Xinhua news agency said Wednesday, quoting a study by search engine Baidu.

The report came some six weeks after state press reported that China intends to require its millions of bloggers to emerge from the shadows and register under their real names in a move that is raising privacy concerns. [Full Text]

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