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The Evolution of the Internet in China


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It all started in 1987 with the first internet connection to the outside world and the first email sent over the Great Wall. Since then, the internet in China has been developing at an incredible pace!

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The Evolution of the Internet in China

  1. 1. September 20th First internet connection in Mainland China The first email sent contained the message "Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner of the world” r E lEl‘i? r" Baidu, China's most used search engine established August 14th ii/ licroblogging site, Sina Weibo, launches January Popular messaging service, wechat first launched 632 million internet users in Mainland China Penetra"a'on rate of 46.9% E-Commerce sales est1'mated to reach $420 - $650 billion worth of sales. Equal to those of Germany, France, the UK and the USA combined! ’ 59/3 Users under 30 Average weekly internet usage Users access the internet . - - via mobile phones Average yearly spending of online consumer 309 million microbloggers in China Sina Weibo had 80 million users : ’“. li. _‘ 3 iii. Leading search engine in China I ' 0/9 of searches 300 million users — ‘ used by over 30% of netizens SOUFCESZ www. mcl<insey. com You _. _ en. wikipedia. org i ( ‘i StartupCh| no www. zdnet. com 5r‘? iii]