China’s Young People Connect Online

From San Francisco Chronicle:

Alex Zhang opines on his blog about and movies and, most recently, learning to drive on ’s congested .

The 25-year-old sends instant messages to friends on his and cell phone, hangs out at social-networking site Xiaonei and downloads American and Chinese movies and television shows from Web sites like Xunlei.

“I would feel uncomfortable if the computer can’t connect to the Internet,” said Zhang, who earned a master’s degree in from Tsinghua in Beijing this spring.

Zhang is representative of China’s well-connected , for whom the Internet and cell phone have become critical communication tools.

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