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Internet in China: users hit more than 500 million, growth reaching a plateau

The ‘report’ shows that as of the end of December 2011, the scale of Chinese netizens hit more than 500 million. The Internet penetration rate increased by 4% compared with 2010, and had shown a declined increasing rate compared with the increasing rate of 6% for each year since 2007. It deserves to pay additional attention that Chinese website amount sees rapid rising after completion of downtrend in the second half year of 2011 […]

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Internet in China: mobile Internet users to exceed PC users in 2012

The number of mobile Internet users in China will outnumber those using personal computers by around 2012, according to Wu Dan, a senior analyst from China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

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Internet in China: Internet population hits 420 million

The number of Chinese Internet users hit 420 million, with 277 million accessing the Internet via cell phones, portal website Sina reported, citing a report published by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) […]

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Internet in China: internet users top 338 million by June/2009

China had 338 million Internet users by the end of June/2009, up 40 million from the end of last year, according to a report released recently by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) […]

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Gaming in China: 55.5 million Chinese play online games

China’s online game market has expanded noticeably. To date the number of online gamers in China has reached 55.5 million, a recent report said. Statistics show that, of the total number of online gamers, those under the age of 22 accounted for 52.5 percent, gamers with education backgrounds of junior college level and below made up 77.1 percent, those with no income accounted for 30 percent. Gamers in the group with an income are mainly concentrated at the income level of 1,001 to 2,000 yuan […]

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Internet in China: Search engine users up 33.6% year-on-year, exceeding 200 million

Search engine users in China reached 203 million by the end of 2008, with a yearly growth rate of 33.6 percent, according to the latest statistics released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently. The “2008 Report on Chinese Search Engine User Behavior” published by CNNIC points out that the search engine market continued to develop at a high speed in 2008, and more netizens began to try search engine services with different characteristics […]

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Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Over 117 Million Mobile Internet Users in China

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently released two reports on China’s mobile Internet, according to the reports, by the end of 2008, there were already over 640 million mobile phone users in China, and the number of users who access the Internet via mobile phone already exceeded 117.6 million, according to the Research Report on Behavior of Internet Access via Mobile Phone released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on February 18 in Beijing…

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Internet in China: first definition of Internet addiction

Chinese doctors released the country’s first diagnostic definition of Internet addiction recently, amid efforts to address an increasing number of psychological problems that reportedly result from Internet overuse. Tao Ran, a medical expert at Beijing’s Military General Hospital, where the definition was developed, said it was also the first time for China to officially designate hospital psychiatric units to treat such cases.

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Internet in China: online shoppers spend 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in 1st half of 2008

Online Chinese shoppers spent 16.2 billion yuan (2.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 19 major cities in the first half of 2008, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) said on recently. The findings were based on a survey carried out in four municipalities directly under the central government — Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing — and 15 developed cities such as Changchun, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou, among others […]

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Internet in China: Over 100 Million Youth Seek Fun Online

On April 25th, 2008, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released the Research Report of China Youth Internet Behaviors. The report studies the online behaviors of 107 million China’s netizens under the age of 25. According to the report, China’s youth netizens are more inclined to entertainment demand. The most used online serves for youth are IM(91.3%), online music(91.1%), online movie/video(82.9%), search engine(73.4%), online games(68.2%), online news(63.4%) and email(58%). If compared with the average usage level of all Internet users, the usage rate of online games, online music and online movie/video among youth are much higher than average rate […]