China: 688 million internet users

In China, 688 million people now use the internet. According to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), over half of all Chinese have internet access.

For the first time, 50.3 percent of China’s population is online. Mobile web users now make up 90 percent of China’s netizens. Mobile web access accounted for a record high proportion of total netizens. They access the web from their phones, when they’re not logging on from other devices like laptops and desktops. reports that China’s internet users have nearly doubled in number since 2009. The number of people accessing the web from their phones has grown faster with the nation’s smartphone boom, more than doubling since 2010.

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