Second-tier city Guiyang is home to the youngest QQ users in the country, according to a recent report published by QQ Big Data. The city is closely followed by Shenzhen and Yunnan’s Yuxi.

China has an online community of over 760 million users, more than the entire population of Europe and twice that of the US. Over 60% of these users are between 15 and 34 years old. The country’s connected citizens predominantly use the internet for instant messaging, news, search engines, and videos.

The newly released report, entitled the 2018 National Urban Youth Index, utilizes data gathered from QQ’s 7.83 million monthly users between the ages of 15 and 35 years old. It ranks 88 Chinese cities according to the age of their users and is weighted according to the population. The “youngest cities” have a higher index, with the highest being 88.

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Chris Udemans

Christopher Udemans is a Shanghai-based data and graphics reporter. He covers Chinese artificial intelligence, mobility, and cybersecurity. You can contact him at chrisudemans [at] technode [dot] com.