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China’s Online Population Rises To 485 Million

Published by pratyushkp on July 20th, 2011 - in Social, Technology
BEIJING, CHINA - DECEMBER 22: Chen Tong, exec...

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China‘s online population soared to 485 million as of the end of June as use of mobile phones to surf the Web spreads, an industry group reported Tuesday.

The number of Chinese Web users, already by far the world’s biggest, rose by 15.5 percent over a year earlier, according to the government-sanctioned China Internet Network Information Center.

As the Jakarta Post notes, “China’s online population already is by far the world’s biggest and more than 50 percent larger than the entire United States population.”

China’s communist government promotes Internet use for business and education but tries to block access to material it considers subversive or pornographic. Continue reading “China’s Online Population Rises To 485 Million” »

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