China's Internet development review

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Editor's Note: The 28st Statistical Survey Report on the Internet Development in China, released by the China Internet Network Information Center in July 2011, expounds upon the current Internet development characteristics and its future trends in China. 

Internet Fundamental Data (By June 30, 2011)

Internet users:485 million

Internet access rate:36.2 % 

Broadband users:390 million

 Mobile netizens: 31.7million

 Websites:7.86 million

 Group-buying users:42.2 million

 Weibo users:195 million

 Domain names:7.86million

Social-networking sites:230 million



Growth rate of Internet population slows down

First-half growth in the ranks of Chinese Internet users slowed to the weakest pace since the late 1990s, said a quasi-government organization, even as the number of micro-blogging users soared.

China's Internet users rise to 485 mln by June

The number of people surfing the Internet in China rose to 485 million by the end of June this year, up 6.1 percent from the end of last year, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) announced Tuesday.

 Sina unveils weibi as payment tool

Sina Corp, operator of Weibo, China's most active microblogging site, launched a virtual currency last week, signaling its intent to try to parlay its nearly 200 million users into a money-making business.




Weibo's global prospects match up with the best

Sina will launch the English-language service for its microblog platform, Weibo, by the end of this year for overseas users, according to a company spokesman Tuesday.

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 1. On January 13, 2010, the Chinese government decided to accelerate the three networks integration of the telecommunication network, the TV and radio network and the Internet.

 2. On March 23, 2010, Google Inc. declared that its search service host in China Mainland would be transferred to Hong Kong.
 3. Since March, 2010, online group-buying have gradually been emerging in China.
 4. In March, 2010, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television issued the first batch of three web TV licenses.
 5. On May 31, 2010, the State Administration of Industry and Commerce officially released Interim Measures for the Trading of Commodities and Services through the Internet.
 6. On June 3, 2010, the Ministry of Culture released Interim Measures for the Administration of Online Games.
 7. On June 8, 2010, the State Council Information Office published a white paper on The Internet in China for the first time, elaborating on Chinese government's basic policies on the Internet: "active use, scientific development, law-based administration and ensured security".
 8. On June 14, 2010, the People's Bank of China (PBOC) released Administrative Measures for the Payment Services Provided by Non-financial Institutions, in which the payment through the network shall be subject to the supervision and administration of the PBOC.
 9. On June 25, 2010, the ICANN 38th meeting passed a resolution that ".中国" domain name would be included in the global root domain name system of Internet.
 10. On October 9, 2010, the General Administration of Press and Publication issued Views of the General Administration of Press and Publication on the Development of E-book Industry.
 11. On October 29, 2010, Beijing Qi Hu Technology Co., Ltd. released a safety tool named "QQ Safeguard". On November 3, Shenzhen Tencent Computer System Co., Ltd. claimed that "QQ Safeguard" hijacked QQ's security module and decided to cease the operation of QQ software on the computers installed the 360 software. On November 4, the government authorities interfered with the investigation.
 12. It is revealed from the data of the CNNIC that by December 31, 2010, the amount of the netizens in China had reached 457 million, among which the mobile phone netizens had reached 303 million.


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