China online population hits 420 million
The number of Chinese people connected to the Internet has reached 420 million according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
In its 26th China Internet development statistics report, CNNIC claims that as of June 2010, the Chinese Internet population has risen to 420 million, compared to 384 million at the end of 2009.
Among the Chinese connected online, 277 million are accessing the web through their mobile phone, there are 43 million more than 6 months ago.
Concerning eCommerce, the number of Chinese people who shop, pay and use bank services online is estimated around 140 million. It's a 30% increase compared to 2009.
The penetration rate of Internet users in China is now 32%.