The population of web log users or Bloggers in China has reached
17.5 million by August, according to the latest report from the
Internet Society of China.
The figure represents a rise of more than 30 times from the 2002
figure, said the 2006 Chinese Bloggers Investigation Report.
Of the total, some 7.7 million are active Bloggers who update
their web logs at least once a month.
The figure is likely to exceed 10 million by the end of the
year, it said. The report also said that China's web logs boast an
aggregated readership of 75 million now, of which 54.7 million tend
to update once a month.
(Xinhua News Agency October 8, 2006)