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China's net population grows 42% during 2008

China's online population grew almost 42% year-on-year to reach 298m at the end of 2008, writes Netimperative. The figures, from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), confirm the country's position as the world's largest internet nation. Internet penetration rates rose to 22.6%, just above the global average of 21.9%. The number of Chinese mobile phone-based internet users also increased in 2008 rising 113% to 117.6m following the recent granting of third-generation (3G) licenses.
From Netimperative:, 14/01/2009


China now the world's leading internet nation

China has overtaken the US to become the world's biggest online market, writes the BBC. New figures from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) show that over 253m Chinese now go online, eclipsing for the first time the 223m people using the internet in the US. China's online population grew 56% in the last year although internet penetration currently remains low at only 19% (against 71% in the US). Analysts predict that growth will continue at about 18% p.a. to reach 490m in 2012.

28/07/2008  |  Full story...

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