Number of Chinese netizens grows to 111 million!
The number of Chinese netizens rose to 111 million at the end of 2005, an increase of 17 million from a year ago, according CNNIC
that published its 17th China Internet Development Report on Tuesday. 91.69 million Internet users live in urban districts. Through the end of 2005 China had 49.5 million online capable PCs, up 19% from 2004. Internet expenditure in China surpassed 100 billion yuan
for 2005. It was the first time spending data has been released. CNNIC mentioned that China's Internet users spent an average of 15.9 hours per week on the Internet or 20.5% more than the previous year. It also said Internet users in eastern China, the country's most affluent region, accounted for 57.8% of the total, representing a sustantial digital divide between the east and the rest of the country. CNNIC is a government-backed non-profit organization providing Internet-related services including domain name registry, IP address application as well as Internet surveys. - China Internet users at 111 mln at end-2005 - CNNIC
- In China, 111 million Net users counted
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