Michael Anti (aka Jing Zhao) has been blogging from China for 12 years. Despite the control the central government has over the Internet — “All the servers are in Beijing” (also known as “The Great Firewall of China”) — he says that hundreds of millions of microbloggers are in fact creating the first national public sphere in the country’s history, and shifting the balance of power in unexpected ways […]
Although there are over 700 million Chinese people classified as living in rural areas, only about 125 million of them use the Internet. That’s a penetration rate of 18.5%*, far below the urban Chinese rate of 50% […]
Social media isn’t just taking flight in the U.S. A recent research from Netpop examines the social networking environment in China and finds that 92% of the 243 million broadband consumers in China (224 million) ages 13+ contribute to social media. This is compared with only 76% of the American broadband population […]
The ‘report’ shows that as of the end of December 2011, the scale of Chinese netizens hit more than 500 million. The Internet penetration rate increased by 4% compared with 2010, and had shown a declined increasing rate compared with the increasing rate of 6% for each year since 2007. It deserves to pay additional attention that Chinese website amount sees rapid rising after completion of downtrend in the second half year of 2011 […]
Here is a recent presentation I’ve done about the numbers and trends on Internet usage in China […]
In an article in Caixin, George Washington University Law Professor Donald Clarke looks at the contractual role of foreign IT companies operating in China […]
An increase of 73.3 million compared with 2009, the number of Chinese netizens hit 457 million by the end of 2010, according to the “27th China Internet Development Statistics Report” recently released by the China National Network Information Center.
The number of mobile Internet users in China will outnumber those using personal computers by around 2012, according to Wu Dan, a senior analyst from China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
The number of Chinese Internet users hit 420 million, with 277 million accessing the Internet via cell phones, portal website Sina reported, citing a report published by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) […]
The idea of a world where even everyday objects, such as books and air-conditioners, are plugged into an Internet network seems like a scenario from a science-fiction movie. China is tapping into such a world […]