A Shenzhen blogger tweeted that provincial authorities ordered him to delete a post about...
Dec 20, 2013
At Foreign Policy, Liz Carter notes a recommendation from the China Internet Network Information...
Aug 26, 2013
Websites in China were inaccessible overnight following a denial-of-service attack on .cn...
Jan 15, 2013
The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has released their annual report on Internet usage in China. Fifty-one million people went online for the first time in China in 2012, bringing the total number to 564...
Jan 16, 2012
At China Media Project, Hu Yong describes three trends in the developing tone, role and political context of China’s Internet over the past year: Looking back at China’s internet in 2011, there were three broad trends that...
Apr 26, 2010
Internet pioneer and Beijing University professor Hu Yong has posted a translation of his commentary, written for Southern Weekly in January, about new rules governing registration of domain names: So is there no cause for...
Feb 4, 2010
From the LostLaowai blog: This is a bit sinister: the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) has been dropping digital certificates into the computers of everyone in China, which could potentially allow them to snoop...
CNNIC Releases 2007 Survey Report on China Weblog Market Number of Blog Writers Reaches 47 Million Equaling One Fourth of Total Netizens
Dec 28, 2007
A report on Chinese bloggers has recently come out, with some information on the ever-growing popularity of web logs as well as their content. From China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC): On Dec. 26th, 2007, CNNIC published “the Survey Report on Blogs in China 2007”. According to the report, by the end of Nov. 2007, […]
Jul 20, 2007
The China Internet Network Information Center has released new statistics on Internet usage in China, and the numbers just keep going up. From People’s Daily: According to the report, as of June 30, China has had 162 million Internet users, only second to the United States, 211 million. Comparing to the end of 2006, it […]
Jul 14, 2007
From InformationWeek: The number of Internet users in China has reached 137 million, and with double-digit annual growth projected, the country is poised to overtake the United States in total number of users within a few years, a researcher said. Based on figures supplied by the China Network Information Center , the country’s Internet population […]
Sep 23, 2006
From CNNIC: China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released its 2006 China Blogging Report on Sept. 23. The report said the number of Chinese bloggers reached 17.5 million at the end of August, and active bloggers (with at least one update each month) reached 7.70 million. Blog readers were more than 75 million. The report […]
Jul 19, 2006
From Shanghai Daily: China’s Internet users reached 123 million by June 30, 2006, growing 19.4 percent from the same period last year, the China Internet Network Information Center reported today. Broadband subscribers accounted for two-thirds of the Internet users, totaling to 77 million, up 45.3 percent, the report said. The country’s Websites amounted to 788,400, […]
Mar 2, 2006
From PCWorld.com (link): Western media was abuzz Wednesday with reports, citing an English-language story on the Web site of the official People’s Daily newspaper, that China plans to create a set of Chinese-language domain names as part of a bid to split China off from the Internet. There was just one problem: the story wasn’t […]
Feb 3, 2005
From AFP, via the Financial Express: The number of Internet users in China will hit 134 million by the end of 2005, consolidating its position as the second largest market in the world after the United States, a research firm said Thursday. The figure would mark a growth rate of about 30 per cent compared […]
Jan 20, 2005
From Yahoo! News: “The number of Internet users in China rose to 94 million by the end of 2004, up 8 percent from the middle of the year, state media reported Thursday. The increase was led by a 37.6 percent jump in broadband subscribers to 42.8 million, according to a report from the Xinhua news […]
Nov 17, 2004
From Xinahua today: “Nearly 10 percent of Chinese Internet users switched e-mail accounts from June to August this year because the service providers offered bigger storage, according to a survey made by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). About 33.8 percent of Chinese Internet users got new e-mail accounts in the three months before […]
Apr 8, 2004
This is from Xinhua’s website: www.chinaview.cn. “Shanghai Internet penetration rate ranked the second in China’s mainland, next only to Beijing, said a report released yesterday. Shanghai’s net users increased to 4.32 million last year, a 2 percent increase compared to the previous year. The penetration rate was up to 26.6 percent, second only to Beijing […]
Jan 15, 2004
The CNNIC released new statistics about the number and demographics of Chinese Internet users, the China Daily reported today. According to CNNIC, Internet use is no longer just popular among Chinese youth. The China Daily articles says that: “Although young people still account for the majority of Internet users, the makeup of the age groups […]
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