Chinese smartphone usage

(Copyright China Daily)

China Daily, my Chinese breakfast read reported that smartphone usage is up massively in China at present.

In fact, 80% of Chinese access the internet on their smartphone. China added 44m mobile internet users in the first 6 months of 2013!!

A total internet population of over 590m makes it a huge market for e-commerce.

A couple of final observations – WeChat seems the major mobile communication network in China with over 300m users. I really like the feature that you can record and send a voice message to someone. Very handy.

Weibo also seems very popular.

It’s a pity that most of the internet service providers block Facebook and Twitter, some don’t though as the Chinese government lifted restrictions on these apps a few months ago.

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