China’s 2016 internet population grew 6.2 per cent to 731 million, equivalent to the combined population of the European Union and Brazil. Photo: SCMP
China’s 2016 internet population grew 6.2 per cent to 731 million, equivalent to the combined population of the European Union and Brazil. Photo: SCMP
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China’s internet users grew in 2016 by the size of Ukraine’s population to 731 million

High penetration rate, and a slowdown from double-digit growth, puts pressure on internet companies to find ways to attract users

China’s 2016 internet population grew 6.2 per cent to 731 million, equivalent to the combined population of the European Union and Brazil. Photo: SCMP
China’s 2016 internet population grew 6.2 per cent to 731 million, equivalent to the combined population of the European Union and Brazil. Photo: SCMP
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