Friday, July 22, 2005

China Internet Users Grow 18 pct to Hit 103 Million

From Reuters: China Internet users grow 18 pct to hit 103 million

"The number of Web users in China, the world's second largest Internet market, grew by 9 million people in the first half of this year to hit 103 million, the China Daily said on Friday."

"The growth represented an increase of 18.4 percent over the same period last year in a market that still has vast potential for further growth, the report said, citing a survey released by the "quasi-governmental" China Internet Network Information Centre on Thursday."

"While more than 67 percent of the U.S. population, about 135 million, have access to the Internet, in China the percentage is only about 7.9 percent," it said."