111 million Chinese use the Internet

Posted on Thursday, Jan 19 2006 @ 08:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new survey reports Internet usage in China grew by 18 percent in 2005 to a whopping 111 million. But relatively it's still not a lot - only 8.3 percent of the country's 1.3 billion people now have access to the Internet.
State media previously predicted that 120 million Chinese people would be surfing the Web by the end of 2005, as computers find their way into more homes and domestic telecommunications networks grow.

The 2005 gains were higher than those in 2004, when the number of Internet users grew 16 percent to 94 million.

More than half of China's Web population--or about 64 million people--accessed the Web via broadband connections, suggesting a 50 percent increase from 2004, as China strongly promotes the development of its broadband networks
More info at CNET.


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