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China looks to ramp up Internet growth, and its controls

China looks to ramp up Internet growth, and its controls

Premier Li Keqiang highlighted the promise of the Internet, saying today that various traditional sectors, ranging from manufacturing to government to health care, need to connect to the Web and raise their efficiency as part of an overarching national strategy called "Internet Plus."

Half of China uses mobile phones to go online

Half of China uses mobile phones to go online

About 620 million, nearly half of China, used mobile phones to access the web as of the end of 2015, making them a major driver of growth in the country's Internet user population, a new official report has showed.

China's country code domain '.cn' becomes world's largest

China's country code domain '.cn' becomes world's largest

China's country code domain '.cn' has become the world's most commonly used in the internet with 16.36 million users

China to invest $70 billion to improve Internet

China Wednesday said it would invest USD 70 billion to increase Internet speeds and expand broadband access in rural areas by this year, as the country strives to boost growth by unleashing the potential of its more than 648 million web users.

China vows massive investment to improve internet services

China vowed on Wednesday to invest hundreds of billions of yuan in the coming years to increase internet speed and expand broadband access in rural regions, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

China aims to boost Internet speeds, cut prices

China will accelerate development of its high-speed broadband networks to raise Internet speeds and cut prices, long bugbears in a country where many people still have no access to the web.

China to punish Internet firm Sina over series of complaints

China will punish web portal and social media firm Sina Corp after it was identified as operating the most complained about major website in the country, the Internet regulator said on Friday, the latest blow in an ongoing online crackdown.

Great Cannon` expands China Web blocking: Researchers

China has expanded its Internet censorship efforts beyond its borders with a new strategy that attacks websites across the globe, researchers said Friday.

China Internet authority denounces Google certificate rejection

CNNIC, which plays a central role in administering China`s Internet by allocating and certifying IP addresses and web domain names, urged Google to consider user rights and interests.

China clamps down on sexual content on WeChat

China`s Internet regulator issued on Wednesday new guidelines prohibiting sexual and vulgar content on Tencent Holdings Ltd`s popular messaging app, the latest step in the agency`s perennial campaign to clean up China`s Internet.

Alibaba staff denied traditional Chinese New Year gift by CEO

Internet tycoon Jack Ma has said his employees will not receive traditional Chinese New Year gifts because 2014 had not been "exceptional" for the company, despite its world-beating IPO listing on Wall Street.

China's online population touches 648 million

China's netizen population which is the world's largest reached 648 million at the end of last year, 16 million more than in June, according to an industry expert.

China Internet population reaches 632 million: Govt

Mobile phone users represent a large share of the online population with 527 million people in China accessing the Internet using mobile devices in the six months to June.

Rise of social media will lead to China's liberalization: Eric Schmidt

Google's Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt has reportedly said that the rise of social media in China will lead to its liberalisation, and as more people go online, China's government will be powerless to halt the changes.

India ahead of China, Pakistan in Internet freedom: Study

India's web index score at 32.4 is ahead of China (31.1) and Pakistan (10.4), shows the 2013 study by World Wide Web Foundation. The organisation was established in 2009 by Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee.

`Two million monitoring Internet in China`

China is employing two million people to keep tabs on people's Internet use, according to state media, in a rare glimpse into the secret world of Beijing's vast online surveillance operation.

China passes new law to tighten controls on Internet

The Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) -- China's Parliament -- has approved the draft stating that it was aimed at protecting personal information, state-run CCTV reported.