No. of Chinese netizens reaches 450 million

17:09, December 30, 2010      

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As of the end of November 2010, Chinese netizens total 450 million and the Internet popularization rate has reached 33.9 percent, which exceeds the world average of 30 percent, said Wang Chen, head of China's State Council Information Office, at a press conference today.

Wang said the Internet is an important indicator of advanced productivity. The Chinese government attaches great importance, and it actively promotes the development and use of the Internet.

The government considers the development of the Internet an important means of promoting national information construction, achieving the scientific development of economic society, improving technological innovation and improving quality of life

Wang said that the Internet has grown in popularity since 1994, when China connected to the Internet, and China has the biggest online population in the world. By the end of November 2010, the total number of Chinese netizens had reached 450 million, with an annual growth rate of 20.3 percent. This data also shows that the environment of China's Internet development is good.

By People's Daily Online
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