94 mln Internet users in China, 43 mln have broadband

The number of Internet users in China climbed to 94 mln by the end of 2004, according to China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC). Broadband users jumped by nearly 150% to almost 43 mln. China’s Internet users account for 7.2% of the population, still below the world average of 12.7%. Hong Kong has 3.3 mln Internet users, while Macao has 201,000 online – 51% and 46% of their populations, respectively.