China's internet users reach 513 million

Beijing:Internet users in China rose to 513 million in December 2011, the government said Monday.

The internet penetration rate rose to 38.3 percent, up four percentage points, compared with the previous year.

users rose by 55.8 million in 2011, China Daily quoted a report from
the China Internet Network Information Centre (CNNIC) as saying Monday.

number of mobile phone internet users also increased, reaching 356
million by the end of December 2011, up 17.5 percent from the previous

The report showed there were nearly 2.3 million websites in China by the end of 2011, up 20 percent from 2010.

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