China now has more internet users than the US

China has jumped past the U.S. in terms of total Internet users.  In March 2008, China had more than 230 million people online according to the Beijing based research firm BDA China; that’s only 17% of the population and its growing at about 50% a year.  The U.S. by comparison had 216 million users at the close of 2007, according to Neilsen/NetRatings; 71% are online and that’s growing much more slowly.


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