At the fifth World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, a river town in eastern China’s Zhejiang province, the latest version of the blue book China Internet Development Report 2018 was released along with the World Internet Development Report, local media is reporting (in Chinese).

According to the newly released reports, the US, China, UK, Singapore, and Sweden are ranked among the top five in terms of internet development.

This year’s China Internet Development Report highlighted the progress China has made in information technology infrastructure. In particular, the country’s 4G user penetration is now ranked among the top five globally. The nation also boasts its 5G research and development to be one of the most advanced in the world.

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Nicole Jao

Nicole Jao is a reporter based in Beijing. She’s passionate about emerging trends, news, and stories of human interest within the world of technology. Connect with her on Twitter or via email: nicole.jao.iting@gmail.com.