Internet in China: internet users top 338 million by June/2009

China had 338 million Internet users by the end of June/2009, up 40 million from the end of last year, according to a report released recently by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).

Among the total, 320 million, or 94.3 percent, used broadband services, up 3.7 percentage points from the end of 2008.

The number of people using cell phones to access the Internet hit 155 million, up by 32.1 percent in the first half.

Most people used the Internet for news, entertainment and social networking. Online shopping was gaining popularity as the number of shoppers jumped by 14 million in six months to 87.9 million by June.

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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  1. November 2, 2009

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  2. January 12, 2010

    […] he told AFP.“All these are among the factors behind the market boom.”China has at least 338 million Internet users, more than any other country in the world, official data shows. By the end of June/2009, the number […]

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