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Internet in China: the world’s largest internet market

By July 2008, China had become the world’s largest internet market with 253 million internet users including 40 million Internet game players, journalists learned from the 2008 China-ASEAN Cultural Industry Forum, which closed in Nanning city on October 29.

By July 2008, China had become the world’s largest internet market with 253 million internet users including 40 million Internet game players, journalists learned from the 2008 China-ASEAN Cultural Industry Forum, which closed in Nanning city on October 29.

By the end of 2007, the size of the Chinese internet market had reached 10.5 billion yuan, an increase of 61.65% compared to 2006. Meanwhile, Chinese-created internet games had taken up 65.1% of the Internet game market. With great support from the government, the animation and comic industry developed rapidly. In 2007, 168 cartoon movies and television series were produced, with a total running-time of 41,600 minutes

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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