The number of Internet users in China reached 940 million
News - Oct 06, 2020
The number of Internet users in China by this June reached 940 million, with the Internet penetration rate of 67 percent, announced the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), adding that China is the largest online retail market.
The number of Internet users via mobile phones is 932 million.
A report on the Internet development says that, starting from 2013, China has been the largest online retail market for seven consecutive years.
By end-June 2020, the number of online shoppers hit 749 million, or 79.7 percent of all Internet users, the CRI reports.
In the first half of 2020, the total value of payments via mobile devices rose to 196.98 trillion yuan, or 18.61 percent more y-o-y.
In the first half of the year, live videos aimed at selling goods became a foundation for boosting economic growth.
By end-June 2020, the number of viewers of such live videos in the country reached 309 million, with the live videos exceeding 10 million and more than 50 billion viewers in total.