Tagged: Internet Industry

Internet in China: Overview of the Chinese Internet Market 0

Internet in China: Overview of the Chinese Internet Market

In the Olympic spirit, TrendSpotting has drilled down on the dynamics of the Internet in China in a new report entitled ‘Handbook of Online China‘. The report focuses on three key themes – China as an online leader, the competitive landscape, and business in online China – that are key indicators of the ongoing development of the dynamic Internet market in China […]

Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: 6 Telecoms to Merge Their Assets 2

Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: 6 Telecoms to Merge Their Assets

China has told its six telecommunications companies to merge their assets, allowing fixed-line carriers to expand into wireless services and creating three operators that will offer phone and Internet connections to 1.3 billion people. Under the plan, the parent of China Telecom will buy a mobile phone network from the parent of China Unicom, which in turn will merge with the company that controls the China Netcom Group, the Ministry of Industry and Information said in a statement on Saturday. China will issue three third-generation wireless licenses after the overhaul is completed, it said…

Internet in China: Chinese market overtakes U.S. as top Web market 1

Internet in China: Chinese market overtakes U.S. as top Web market

China has surpassed the United States to become the world’s largest Internet market by number of users, a research firm said on recently. The estimate by Beijing-based BDA was based on data from China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) which indicated that the country’s Internet users totaled 210 million at end-2007. Nielsen/NetRatings put the United States Web population at 216 million for the same period, BDA said […]

Internet in China: consumption expected to rise 45.8% in 2008 0

Internet in China: consumption expected to rise 45.8% in 2008

China’s Internet consumption hit 398.8 billion yuan (53.89 billion U.S. dollars) last year and is expected to reach 581.5 billion yuan in 2008, up 45.8 percent, according to a survey released recently. The ‘Netguide 2008‘ survey, which provides a wrap-up of China’s2007 cyber world, polled more than 300 web sites and about 200 enterprises, with 50,786 interviewees around the country […]

Internet in China: World’s Largest Internet Market 2

Internet in China: World’s Largest Internet Market

Chinese Web users will spend 45.8 percent more this year on online games and booking hotel and flight tickets, among other services available online: total spending by Chinese Internet users will hit 581.5 billion yuan (US$77.53 billion), said an Internet Society of China report issued recently. The report’s findings are based on data collected from a survey of 50,786 mainland Internet users and 270 companies across the country, as well as from seminars and interviews with industry experts […]

Intellectual Property: Internet piracy still poses a challenge in China 0

Intellectual Property: Internet piracy still poses a challenge in China

Yan Xiaohong, vice-minister of the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), said on Thursday at a press conference that the authorities shut down 339 illegal websites, confiscated 123 servers and imposed fines of more than 870,000 yuan (about 120,000U.S. dollars) on violators. Despite repeated crackdowns on online piracy, it is still a challenge to protect intellectual property rights: ‘Internet copyright infringement is still very prevalent in the country’, Yan told a press conference held by the State Council Information Office recently, noting that illegal downloading of movies, software and music is the most common form of online piracy…

Internet in China: World’s Largest Web Population 2

Internet in China: World’s Largest Web Population

China is likely to overtake the United States to become the world’s largest Internet market by Web population size: its web population will hit 244 million by the end of 2008 from last year’s 182 million, an increase of 34 percent, said an Internet Society of China report issued recently. The report’s findings are based on data collected from a survey of 50,786 mainland Internet users and 270 companies across the country, as well as from seminars and interviews with industry experts […]

China Web 2.0 Market Reached US$62.8 million 0

China Web 2.0 Market Reached US$62.8 million

China’s Internet industry continues to be in a state of rapid development. In 2006, the number of Chinese Internet users exceeded 150 million, with 50% of these users between the ages of 18 and 35. China’s Internet market is also transitioning from a narrowband to a broadband market with over 30 million of the 57 million total connected users having broadband access. As an emerging service market, China’s Web 2.0 has shown great development potential and in 2006 the market size reached US$62.8 million. According to IDC’s forecasts, Chinese Web 2.0 market is predicated to reach US$645.8 million by 2011.

e-Commerce in China: numbers and trends 0

e-Commerce in China: numbers and trends

China could become the world’s biggest online market within two years: the number of Chinese netizens has surpassed 123 million and number of people with access to broadband connection rose by 45.3 percent during the first half of the year to 77 million. Studies show that a typical Chinese consumer spends an average of 17.9 hours per month (36 min./day) engaged in popular online activities such as chatting, blogging, gaming, and shopping […]