Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Chinese Internet Population Reaches 162 Million

July, 18 Beijing

Chinese Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) released the 20th survey of Chinese internet development. By the end of June, 2007, total internet population in China reached 162 million. Every minute, there are 100 new users joins the internet mass. The total number covers about 12.3% of all Chinese. Broadband access reached 122 million people. There are 44.3 million people accessed internet through mobile phones. The total number of .cn domains passed 6 million and surpassed .com domains for the first time.

Currently, there are 67.1 million PCs connected with internet, an increase of 7.7 million in the last six months. With the lowering of wireless internet access fees, mobile internet access has become a fashion and reached 27.3% in total access. Access through internet cafes reached 37.2% and higher than the number of people who go online at work.

The report also revealed the online usages of Chinese internet users:

News and search - 76.3%
Instant messages - 69.8%
Email - 55.4%
Online music - 68.5%
Online games - 47.0%

However, the usages of living assistance is relatively low. Only 15% of net users search jobs online. 25.5% make online purchases. There are merely 3.9% make online travel reservations. One notable number is that there are almost 20% of internet users trade stocks online following the increased activities in the domestic financial markets.

Student users are reaching 60 million.


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