The Internet of China in the world
The Internet is a global system of interconnected computer networks
that use the standard Internet protocol suite (often called TCP/IP,
although not all applications use TCP) to serve billions of users
worldwide. It is a network of networks that consists of millions of
private, public, academic, business, and government networks, of local
to global scope, that are linked by a broad array of electronic, wireless
and optical networking technologies. The Internet carries an extensive
range of information resources and services.
Internet in China
The internet in China is largely used for entertainment purposes
foremost, being referred as the "entertainment superhighway", but also
serves as the first public forum for Chinese citizens to freely exchange
The first connection of the mainland of the People's Republic of China
with the Internet was established on 20 September 1987 between ICA
Beijing and Karlsruhe University in Germany, under the leadership of
Prof. Werner Zorn and Prof. Wang Yunfeng. Since then the Internet in
China has grown to host the largest base of net users in the world. The
first email attempt was successfully sent out on 14 September 1987 with
the contents "Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner in the
world" ( 越 過 長 城 ， 走 向 世 界 ). In the past decade, the Internet has
emerged as a new cultural phenomenon in mainland China, much like in
China had 538 million Internet users by the end of June 2012. It is
projected that China's Internet population will hit 718 million by 2013,
accounting for 52.7 percent of the total population.
A majority of broadband subscribers are DSL, mostly from China Telecom
and China Netcom. The price varies at different provinces, usually around
US$10 – $20/month for a 1M DSL with unlimited downloads.
As of June 2011, Chinese Internet users spent an average of 18.7 hours
online per week, which would result in a total of about 472 billion hours
spent online in 2011.
By the end of 2009, the number of Chinese domestic websites grew to
3.23 million, with an annual increase rate of 12.3%, according to the
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. As of first half of 2010,
the majority of the Web content is user-generated.
The name "Baidu" is a quote from the last line of Xin Qiji's classical
poem "Green Jade Table in The Lantern Festival" saying: "Having
searched thousands of times in the crowd, suddenly turning back, She is
there in the dimmest candlelight."
Baidu offers several services to locate information, products and
services using Chinese-language search terms, such as, search by
Chinese phonetics, advanced search, snapshots, spell checker, stock
quotes, news, knows, postbar, images, video and space information,
and weather, train and flight schedules and other local information.
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