China’s internet population is 485 million

July 19th, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Beijing, July 19 (IANS) The number of China’s internet users reached 485 million by the end of June 2011, an increase of 27.7 million from the end of 2010, the China Daily reported Tuesday.

China’s population of micro blog users has seen an explosive growth of 208.9 percent, from 63.11 million to 195 million, it said.

The statistics came from the 28th Statistical Report on Internet Development in China.

About 65.5 percent of China’s Internet users, or 318 million people, use mobile phones to surf the Web, an increase of 14.94 million from the end of last year.

In the first six months of 2011, 217 million internet users were attacked by a virus or trojan horse programmes.

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