Tagged: Netizens

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Watch Michael Anti’s “Behind the Great Firewall of China” Talk at TED

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 […]

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Internet in China: users hit more than 500 million, growth reaching a plateau

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 […]

Internet in China: Number of Chinese Internet Users reaches 457 million 2

Internet in China: Number of Chinese Internet Users reaches 457 million

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.

Internet in China: mobile Internet users to exceed PC users in 2012 0

Internet in China: mobile Internet users to exceed PC users in 2012

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).

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: 6 in 10,000 people are multimillionaires? 3

China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: 6 in 10,000 people are multimillionaires?

6 in every 10,000 people in China have a personal wealth of more than 10 million yuan ( nearly 1.5 million US dollars), shows the recently issued “Hurun Wealth Report 2009”. After the report came out, it immediately raised a lot of doubts among netizens: “Have Chinese people really become so rich?” […]

Internet in China: Search engine users up 33.6% year-on-year, exceeding 200 million 0

Internet in China: Search engine users up 33.6% year-on-year, exceeding 200 million

Search engine users in China reached 203 million by the end of 2008, with a yearly growth rate of 33.6 percent, according to the latest statistics released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently. The “2008 Report on Chinese Search Engine User Behavior” published by CNNIC points out that the search engine market continued to develop at a high speed in 2008, and more netizens began to try search engine services with different characteristics […]

Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Over 117 Million Mobile Internet Users in China 3

Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Over 117 Million Mobile Internet Users in China

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently released two reports on China’s mobile Internet, according to the reports, by the end of 2008, there were already over 640 million mobile phone users in China, and the number of users who access the Internet via mobile phone already exceeded 117.6 million, according to the Research Report on Behavior of Internet Access via Mobile Phone released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on February 18 in Beijing…

e-Commerce in China: online shopping totals over 14 billion US dollars in 2008 0

e-Commerce in China: online shopping totals over 14 billion US dollars in 2008

The annual trade volume of China’s online shopping market in 2008 surpassed the amount of 100 billion yuan (over 14 billion US dollars) for the first time, totaling 120 billion yuan, up by 128.5 percent year on year. Compared with the previous year, the growth rate rose by nearly 40 percentage points. The data come from the ‘2008 China Online Shopping Research Report‘ , jointly published by iResearch Consulting Group, a domestic polling organization, and taobao.com. The report also shows that, in 2008, the number of registered online shoppers in China increased by 185 percent from the previous year, reaching 120 million customers…