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China’s Online Population Rises to 591 Million

According to new figures from the China Internet Network Information Center, there are now 591 million Internet users in China. AP reports: China’s population of Internet users has grown to 591 million, driven by a 20...

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 Readies New Microblogging Measures

The Chinese government looks set to roll out a series of recently-passed regulations targeting microblogs such as Weibo as part of its efforts to manage information flow and control the spread of rumors on the web, according to...

China's Online Population Passes 500 Million

Two months ago, China’s Internet Network Information Center reported that the country’s online population had reached 485 million. Now that figure has reportedly passed half a billion. From Xinhua: Wang Chen, chief...

Donald Clarke: Who Owns the Chinese Internet?

In an article in Caixin, George Washington University Law Professor Donald Clarke looks at the contractual role of foreign IT companies operating in China: An article recently published in Xuexi Shibao (Study Times), an organ of...

Number of Chinese Websites Drops 41%

The number of Chinese websites has fallen by 41% over the past year, according to a new report from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. From AFP: The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) said there were 1.91 million...

450 Million Chinese Use Internet

The number of Internet users in China has reached 450 million, an increase of 20% over last year, Xinhua reports: Around 33.9 percent of the population are online, a ratio above the world average of 30 percent, Wang Chen,...

How the Internet has Changed China

China Media Project translates an article from Today’s Mass Media, published by the Shaanxi Administration of Press and Publications, about how the Internet has changed the mechanisms of public opinion in China: The sheer scale...

Gao Xinmin (高新民): New Media, New Challenges

China Media Project translates an article by Gao Xinmin (高新民) in the official CCP journal Study Times about the impact of new media on China’s politics: For example, the Internet has already become a channel by which the...

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