Over 50 million Chinese write blogs

January 7th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, January 7 (ANI): The Internet Society of China has revealed that there were over 50 million online bloggers in the country by the end of November last year, as compared to 47 million in the same month a year ago.
Gao Lulin, deputy head of the Internet Society of China, said that the increase in the number of bloggers in the country was due to the fact that more and more Chinese wanted to express their own views about local and international events through the Internet.
The Internet Society of China, devoted to tracking development of the Internet in China, also revealed that the country had recorded its first blog in August 2002, reports the China Daily.
A Xinhua News Agency report says that there are presently more than 100 million blogs in China.
The society, however, has not revealed how it tracked the number of blogs or bloggers.
With 290 million netizens, China currently ranks first in the world in terms of its online population.
Gao said that netizens in China were not only a group interested in virtual space, but also an important force in real life.
They can even influence government policy-making, Gao added. (ANI)

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