Aug 03 2008
Measured in 100′s of million
“Quantity has a quality all its own”
- J. Stalin
For all you number crunchers out there, CNNIC has released its 22nd Statistical Report on Chinese Internet Development. They have posted an English summary on their website, the full report is in Chinese:
With the Largest Amount of both Netizens and ccTLDs in the World, a Big Internet Power Is Taking Shape
by the end of June 2008, the amount of netizens in China had reached 253 million, surpassing that in the United States to be the first place in the world. This is according to a newly released Suvery Repot by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
This report, the 22nd Statistical Report on the Internet Development in China, also indicates the number of broadband users has reached 214 million, which also tops the world. The CNNIC also announced that, by the time of July 22, the number of CN domain names, which was 12.18 million, had exceeded .de, the country-code Top Level Domain for Germany, thus becoming the largest country code Top-Level Domain names in the world. These three major breakthroughs show a big Internet power is taking shape.
A Rising Internet Power
According to CNNIC Report, the scale of Chinese netizens has been displaying the trend of continuous rapid growth. The number of Chinese netizens has increased by 91 million from that in the same period last year. This is the year 2008 that has witnessed the biggest increase in the number of netizens in history, with a growth rate of 56.2%. In the first half of 2008 alone, the net increase of Chinese netizens reached 43 million, outnumbering the US in this regard and rising to the first place in the world in terms of netizen amount.
Statistics show that the number of websites in China is amount to 1.92 million, with an annual increase rate of 46.3%; the number of websites under CN is 1.37 million, accounting for 71.3% in the total amount of websites, which shows that the absolute dominance of CN domain names in China. The domain name demand as a result of this and the demonstration effect of such events as the adoption of beijing2008.cn as the official website of the Beijing Olympics have promoted the realization of leaping development of the CN country code top-level domain name for another time since the breakthrough of 10 million registrations in the beginning of this year. Now CN domain name stands out as the No. 1 ccTLD with a registration of 1.2188 million. Our breakthrough in the Internet scale has become an important footnote to the continuous strengthening of comprehensive national strength in China.
Read the rest of the English summary at CNNIC…
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