CNNIC released its half-year report, according to which China’s netizens reached 632 million as of June 2014, a mere 2% increase compared to half a year ago, and the mobile netizens increased by 5% to 527 million. (The full report in Chinese)

More netizens as a percentage (83.4%) accessed the Internet through mobile phones and a decreased rate of users accessed it through PCs (69.6%) or laptops (43.7%).

The Internet penetration rate was 46.9%, a 1.1% increase compared to half a year ago. 28.2% of the netizens were in rural areas.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com