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China becomes country with most Internet users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 24 Apr 2008 15:32 User comments (16)

China becomes country with most Internet users The Chinese state media has announced that its country has now surpassed the United States as the world's number one Internet-using population.
The last numbers available to Reuters, at the end of February, showed that China had 221 million Internet-users, a measly 5 million behind the US.

"Despite a rapidly increasing Internet population, the proportion of Internet users among the total population was still lower than the global average level,"
the Xinhua news agency said, quoting the Information Ministry.

Despite the massive number of Internet users, the proportion was only 16 percent at the end of the 2007, compared to 19 percent for the world average. The US for example, has a proportion of over 70 percent.

China has the fastest growing population of Internet users however and BDA China, a Beijing-based research firm, added that it expects China to hit 280 million Internet users by the end of the year.

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16 user comments

124.4.2008 15:39

With a 1.3 billion population, you think ?

224.4.2008 15:48
goodswipe
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Originally posted by iluvendo:
With a 1.3 billion population, you think ?
LOL, right! Doesn't surprise me..

324.4.2008 15:54

It's good they got modern way to spread there ideology, since government blocks everything it does not like.

424.4.2008 20:15

At least I get more rice recipes..... oh wait they cant afford rice anymore soon.

525.4.2008 0:11

Yeah but their only allowed to legally visit five sites out of the millions on the web. What fun is that?

Don't poke too much fun at the cost of rice everything is going through the roof. Dern commodity traders!

625.4.2008 3:06

and thanks to China oil prices have doubled in the last year lol

725.4.2008 3:09

Originally posted by ZoSoIV:
and thanks to China oil prices have doubled in the last year lol

India too ( actually all industrialized countries that have accumulated some wealth)

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


825.4.2008 9:15

Originally posted by iluvendo:
With a 1.3 billion population, you think ?
LOL

925.4.2008 22:36

Im more curios has to how they obtained this information.

Oh and about pricing its not them, its The US Econemy Going down the shi77er again, wouldn't suprise me if the 2nd great depresion is on its way in.

also the rise in oil Prices, it prevents on of the major nerve's of america From working, Trucking. in other words the products cannot move because they wont pay trucker's there due. my uncle was a truck driver for 25 years he quit 2 months ago.

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1027.4.2008 3:15

remember this in 2010.. china will take over the world by then! you'll see!

1127.4.2008 3:19

Does that mean we'll all have to speak Chinese ?


"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


1227.4.2008 3:21

Originally posted by iluvendo:
Does that mean we'll all have to speak Chinese ?
From a business point of view, and with the whole 'globalization' talk thats going on recently, yeah I think it would be a smart thing to learn it.

1328.4.2008 3:40

Originally posted by jove:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Does that mean we'll all have to speak Chinese ?
Quote:
From a business point of view, and with the whole 'globalization' talk thats going on recently, yeah I think it would be a smart thing to learn it
.
Gasp !!

BTW does jive count ?
This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 28 Apr 2008 @ 3:41

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition


1428.4.2008 18:51

1375 $(-)423 7|-|3 10\/3 |*30|*13....Yeah Right, As long as there is Human's there is a Problem, No human's no Problem.

152.5.2008 17:19

It would probably be a good idea to buy stock in a Chinese ISP, the amount of money they will be raking in with that huge population and all is going to be mind blowing. of course they would have to invest and equally mind blowing amount of money into their network to keep the bandwidth up to support all those people.

168.5.2008 2:44
zorb43
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Quote:
Originally posted by jove:
Originally posted by iluvendo:
Does that mean we'll all have to speak Chinese ?
Quote:
From a business point of view, and with the whole 'globalization' talk thats going on recently, yeah I think it would be a smart thing to learn it
.
Gasp !!

BTW does jive count ?
Hahaha .... Do you mean Ebonics? Hahaha ....

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