China facts – 120 mln Internet users, 340 mln mobile users, 16 mln PCs shipped in 2004

China is expected to grow 28% this year to 120 mln, according to Xinhua news agency, which quotes an official with China’s Ministry of Information Industry. In 2004 the number of Internet users grew 16% to 94 mln. IDC reports that China is the world’s #2 PC market – it shipped nearly 16 mln units last year. That number is expected to grow by 13% in 2005. China is the world’s biggest telecom market by number of subscribers, with 316 mln fixed-line users, and 340 mln mobile users as of January, according to Xinhua. China will have 402 mln mobile subscribers by the end of 2005.