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China's online population tops 420 million

07-15-2010 14:57 BJT

BEIJING, July 15 (Xinhua) -- China's online population has reached 420 million by the end of June, according to a report issued by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) here on Thursday.

The number is 36 million more than that of last December, the report said.

Internet-based business is also growing rapidly, the report said, noting that about 140 million people, or about 10 percent of China's entire population, had been shopping online.

Editor:Jin Lin |Source: Xinhua

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