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China: We have over 500 million Internet users

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 16 Jan 2012 21:45 User comments (3)

China: We have over 500 million Internet users The Chinese Internet Network Information Center has announced today that the nation now has 513 million Internet users as of December 2011.
CINIC is China's government-run Internet registry.

The group says Web users increased 12 percent from 2010. Additionally, microblogging usage exploded, to 250 million users. That figure is 400 percent higher than 2010. That growth will likely slow significantly this year as new regulations put into place in 2011 by the government make freedom of speech less free. All microblogging services have to monitor postings more closely and remove objectionable material.

Twitter and Facebook are blocked in China, but Chinese sites like Sohu and Sina are not.

356 million Chinese go online using handheld devices, up 17.5 percent from 2010. The Apple iPhone 4S launch was shut down last week as angry fans threw eggs at the Apple Store when it did not open on time. The company cancelled the opening launch to protect its workers.

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3 user comments

117.1.2012 13:04

Yeah............just adds to the scariness of this sleeping behemoth. 200 million more net users than the U.S. has in population.

If China had it in them (or a reason for that matter), they could come on over here and just blanket our nation with people. More than 4 of them kicking just one (1) of our asses. Fortunately they're rather 'zen'.

217.1.2012 16:23

Originally posted by hearme0:
Yeah............just adds to the scariness of this sleeping behemoth. 200 million more net users than the U.S. has in population.

If China had it in them (or a reason for that matter), they could come on over here and just blanket our nation with people. More than 4 of them kicking just one (1) of our asses. Fortunately they're rather 'zen'.
Indeed...China is a scary presence...but it won't be sleeping for long when we finally decide to default on our loans!

318.1.2012 10:06

Originally posted by Notcow:
Originally posted by hearme0:
Yeah............just adds to the scariness of this sleeping behemoth. 200 million more net users than the U.S. has in population.

If China had it in them (or a reason for that matter), they could come on over here and just blanket our nation with people. More than 4 of them kicking just one (1) of our asses. Fortunately they're rather 'zen'.
Indeed...China is a scary presence...but it won't be sleeping for long when we finally decide to default on our loans!
Eh........as far as I'm concerned.......they owe US for the shoddy manufacturing, lead in children's toys and neglecting to keep those GD F'ing N. F'ing Koreans in check!!

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