Stat of the Week: China Internet User Update

The floor of the CASBAA Dome, West Kowloon, Hong Kong

Waiting for the Asian Pay-TV Panel

1426 hrs.

The statistic of the week came out of my panel this morning at CASBAA. According to Li Danyang, senior Vice President of Beijing Gehua Cultural Development Group, China’s Internet has now surpassed 280 million users.

The country loves numbers, so I’m betting that the CNNIC January report puts us right around 300 million users.

So update your fact sheets, and prepare to update them again in two months.

By the way, If I hear the word “monetize” one more time, I am going to have a myocardial infarction.


About David Wolf

An adviser to corporations and organizations on strategy, communications, and public affairs, David Wolf has been working and living in Beijing since 1995, and now divides his time between China and California. He also serves as a policy and industry analyst focused on innovative and creative industries, a futurist, and an amateur historian.
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