The folks at China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) are always churning out interesting statistics about the internet, and here's the latest: mobile phones are now the most popular way people access the internet in China, beating out traditional computers for the first time ever as of the end of June. MIIT rep Zhang Xinsheng also revealed specifics; as of late June, China had more than 538 million total internet users, and 388 million total mobile internet users. And in case you're wondering just how far China has come, Zhang pointed out that China's internet users have increased 867 times compared to the number of net users the country boasted 15 years ago. Also interesting: according to Zhang, migrant workers are starting to become netizens too thanks to internet-ready phones; more than 1.4 million migrant workers have accessed the internet via their mobiles. Rural netizens are also on the rise, with rural internet users totaling 146 million, or 27 percent of China's total internet user base. Zhang also said that mobile messaging apps are growing with impressive speed; that's news that shouldn't surprise any of our readers who have been following the expansion of mobile apps like Sina Weibo and Tencent's WeChat. [via Sina Tech, Image source]
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