Chinese Usage Growing

IDC Research has reported that Internet use in China is expected to surge to 9.4 million users by 2002, up from 1.4 million in 1997.

China’s Xinhua news agency announced in January of 1999 that there were 1.5 million Internet users in China at the end of 1998. More than 84 percent of these users were under the age of 35, Xinhua reported. China has 14,000 ISPs, and 3,550 are in Beijing, according to Xinhua.

The Computer Industry Almanac says there were 1.58 million Chinese online at the end of 1998.

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