Chinese Internet users hit 384 Million in 2009

According to the China Internet Network Information Center China's population of Internet users reached 384 million at the end of 2009. The report can be downloaded here (Chinese only).


In 2009, the number of Chinese netizens grew by 86 million (28.9% yoy) . In total 29% of China's 1.3 billion population are now online.  Access through mobile phones has risen by 120 million to in total 233 million, which represents approx. 61% of all Internet users.  The most popular destinations online are still music sites (83,5%), news portals (80,1%) and search engines (73,3%). Business applications are however on the rise. The report also estimates the Chinese eCommerce market to have reached a value of 250 billion RMB.

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