Monday January 16, 2012

China Claims 513 Million Web Users

China has 513 million web users? That number seems low doesn't it? Now, if we are just talking about pirates and gold farmers, that number seems about right. wink

The China Internet Network Information Centerآ—China’s state-run Internet registryآ—reports (Chinese PDF) that the number of Web users in China increased by 12 percent in 2011, reaching a total of 513 million users in December 2011. As a point of comparison, that means China has 67 percent more Web users than the entire U.S. population: five Chinese citizens access the Web for every three Americansآ—regardless of whether those Americans have Internet access or not.