And You Can't Stop Chinese People From Using The Internet

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

While the Chinese government may be keeping a watchful eye over the content that people are viewing, in some ways you might think that the Internet usage would plateau (well not really...but that just sounded good) - but in all reality - I guess it doesn't matter:

The government-related information center CNNIC (China Internet Network Information Center) claims the nation’s online population has grown 41.9% in 2008 to an astounding 298 million users, reports the BBC.

That’s about the size of the entire U.S. population, while eMarketer pegs the online population in the States to be about 200 million.

This further cements China’s position as the world’s largest online population, although internet penetration is still fairly low (22,6%) even if it exceeds the world’s average by almost one percent.
I guess I need to get this blog translated.