China’s Internet Cafés in Decline

They have served as crucibles for the country’s online culture and as schools and sanctuaries for its marginalized migrant workers. But according to a new report from the Ministry of Culture, China’s Internet cafés...

China Lets A Hundred Social Networks Bloom (Sort of)

From the New York Times: Chinese broadband users above the age of 13 number 286 million, nearly double that of the U.S. broadband population, says a new report from market analysts Netpop Research. In five years, Netpop...

Peter Sayer: China could overtake US in broadband access this year

From The Industry Standard: China will have more broadband Internet access subscribers than the U.S. by the end of the year, if the number of subscribers to broadband Internet access services continues to grow at current rates, according to figures published Monday by market analyst Point Topic Ltd. of London. At the end of December, […]

China to surpass US in broadband

From China Economic Net: “China may overtake the United States as the world’s largest broadband Internet market due to strong demand. A recent report by the UN’s International Telecommunications Union said in 2004, the United States had over 25 million broadband subscribers, while China has already added 11 million new users in 2003 to reach […]

Nearly half Beijing homes have access to Internet (Xinhua)

“Broadband Internet access dominated the market in Beijing, as 63.8 percent of Beijing homes had access to Internet through broadband network. …… There are 10 million broadband Internet subscribers in China by the end of 2003, and the figure is expected to surge to 60 million ones by 2007. ” Please click here for the […]

Korean telecom company exports broadband to China (Asia Times)

“KT Corp, South Korea’s biggest telecommunications company, said on Monday that it has signed a contract with a Chinese Internet firm to supply network management equipment for the expansion of broadband Internet services in China. “After the export of its hardware is complete, KT then will install the equipment in the northern part of China […]

China.Net (Business Week)

This is the Asian cover story of this issue of the Business Week: “China will soon be No. 1 in Web users. That will unleash a world of opportunity.” The full story is here.

Riding China’s broadband wave (BBC)

The BBC reports today: “China is the world’s fastest-growing internet market, with 80 million online, more than the number of members of the country’s ruling Communist Party. Riding the boom is, the company hoping to become China’s version of the hugely popular website in the West.” Read the full report here. See the […]

Hacking through the Great Firewall (The World)

“China’s government keeps watch over the Internet and blocks controversial websites. But some Chinese webusers won’t be deterred. They’re surfing past Beijing censors with help from the outside. The World’s technology correspondent Clark Boyd tells how some Chinese are hacking through the great firewall of China. ” Listen to the audio report here. Scroll down […]



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