Internet surfers choose mobile devices
The number of people who surf the Internet with mobile devices in China has for the first time passed the number using computers to go online.
The number increased by 14.42 million over the past six months, so that now 83.4 percent of China’s Internet surfers are using mobile phones to go online, according to a report issued by the China Internet Network Information Center, a government-backed industry administrative body.
The total number of Chinese netizens was 632 million by the end of June, 527 million of whom logged onto the world wide web through their smartphones, the report said.
According to the report, the number of users who use mobile phones to make payments increased 63.4 percent from January to June, with the growth of payment apps also surging in that period.