China to become country with most Internet users in 2009

Posted on Sunday, Jan 28 2007 @ 10:30 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
China will soon overtake the U.S. as the nation with the most number of Internet users:
According to reports, China saw strong growth in wireless Internet use, with about 17 million people online on mobile phones out of a total of nearly 461 million mobile phone users in the country.

The country also saw its Internet population soar by 23.4 percent last year to reach 137 million. And, while about 210 million out of the total 300 million people in the US are online, in China, it is estimated that the corresponding figure will reach 210 million users in two years, if only the country keeps up with its 24 percent annual online growth rate.

According to CINIC, as per new statistics, over one in 10 people in China have become Internet users. The online population now makes up 10.5 percent of the total population, and in Beijing, it now exceeds 30 percent of the total population for the first time ever.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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