Another year of amazing growth for China’s Internet.

Today CNNIC, China’s Internet Governing Body, released the 23rd China Internet Development Statistics Report. Let’s take a look at the numbers.

1. 298 million is the number of Internet Users
2. 162 million people blog
3. 118 million people surfs the net using mobile

I think the statistics is compiled based on the context that a person had done it at some point of their life. So if my mum ever started a blog, checked her blog using mobile. Then she falls into all the three categories even though she had only done it once in her life time, lasting for 15 minutes.

A friend twittered asking if “162 million bloggers in China” is actually believable. I think the numbers are not far-off. Most Chinese own a blog, and leaving blog comments are a popular thing. If you managed to be the first person to leave a comment on your friend’s post, you have managed to, in what the Chinese term, “grab the sofa seat(front seat)”.

The numbers reflect very positively on the growth of the China market. Thanks to a friend in Beijing who alerted me about the report. You know who you are :-)