The number of Internet users in China reached 688 million in 2015, meaning that about 50.3% of the country’s population is now online,
China has achieved a new milestone in 2015 with 688 million online users, means 50% of China’s population is now online or accessing Internet using Computer or smartphone.
According to the report by Tech In Asia , “citing new figures from the China Internet Network Information Center. Mobile web users rose to 620 million, accounting for 90.1% of all web users and marking a record high.”
Mobile web access accounted for a record high proportion of total “netizens” (citizen of Internet). The country’s 620 million mobile Internet users in 2015 mean that 90.1% of all web users access it from their phones (when they’re not logging on from other devices like laptops and desktops).
The chart shows that China’s Internet users have nearly doubled in number since 2009. The number of people accessing the web from their phones has grown faster with the nation’s smartphone boom, more than doubling since 2010.
As huge as the numbers are, there’s still room for growth. With an estimated 73 percent of China’s 1.355 billion population aged 15 to 64, the country may eventually have about one billion netizens.
This article originally published at Tech in Asia here.