Beijing, 2nd November: According to an article on ChinaNews.com.cn, as of September, mobile Internet users in China reached 192 million. That figure represents year-on-year growth of 63%. In 2008, that market was valued at RMB 11.7 billion (US$1.7 billion), an increase of 54% over the 2007 figure. The head of the Minister of Industry and Information Technology, Mr. Li Yizhong, stated in press reports that China’s 3G licenses, issued earlier this year, and would provide a good opportunity for developing the country’s mobile Internet user base. Overall, China has close to 340 million Internet users according to Internet World Stats.
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