This article originally appeared on ABACUS More young people are reading and publishing web novels, according to a report published by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences that looks at China’s online literature market in 2019. The report was jointly published with China Literature, the country’s leading online publisher owned by Tencent. In 2019, 74% of all authors who joined China Literature were born after 1995, according to the report. So the vast majority of new authors on the platform last year were under 25 years old. More than half of the country’s active users of internet literature platforms are in the same age group, the report says. And more than 66% of paying users were born after 1990. As of June 2019, China had 454 million online literature readers, according to CNNIC . In a push to help China’s online literature go overseas and “tell Chinese stories well,” as the report says, China Literature has been boosting its overseas efforts. More than 52,000 foreign authors have published nearly 90,000 novels on China Literature’s English platform Webnovel , the company says. Purchase the China AI Report 2020 brought to you by SCMP Research and enjoy a 20% discount (original price US$400). This 60-page all new intelligence report gives you first-hand insights and analysis into the latest industry developments and intelligence about China AI. Get exclusive access to our webinars for continuous learning, and interact with China AI executives in live Q&A. Offer valid until 31 March 2020.