China Now Has 564 Million Internet Users

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...

Four Trends on China’s Internet

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...

China Has Nearly 100 New Internet Users Per Minute – People’s Daily

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 […]

Number Of Online Chinese Poised To Surpass U.S. Internet Users – Antone Gonsalves

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 […]

China Blogging Report by CNNIC

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 […]

China’s Internet users reach 123m – Winny Wang

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, […]

Inaccurate Report Sparks Fears China May Split Net – Sumner Lemon

From (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 […]

AFP: Chinese Internet users likely to reach 134m by late 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 […]

China Web Users Jump 8 Percent to 94 Million in 2004

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 […]

Bigger storage pushes more Chinese to get new e-mail

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 […]

Shanghai ranks second in Internet penetration (Xinhua)

This is from Xinhua’s website: “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 […]

New stats on Chinese netizens

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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