July 23, 2015

"China has 668 million internet users, accounting for 48.8 per cent of the country's total population."

Sky A total of 18.94 million new users - more than the entire population of Chile - were added in the first six months of this year, the China Internet Network Information Center reported on Wednesday. via AFP

'"Mobile business applications grew rapidly as internet applications developed in an experience-improving and economics-relevant way," it said in a statement.

'China, which already had more web users than any other country in the world, defines its online population as those who have used the internet at least once in the past six months.

'The number of mobile payment users increased by 26.9 per cent from December to 276 million, while those using their mobile phone to shop online rose 14.5 per cent to 270 million, the statement said.'

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