China's Internet users world's largest
Beijing: People'S Republic Of China have overtaken the United States and now have some 221 million web users - the world's biggest Internet using population.
The figure was 210 million by the end of last year, trailing the United States by some five million, figs issued by the People'S Republic Of China Internet Network Information Centre showed.
Despite a rapidly increasing Internet population, China's ratio of Internet users to the sum population is still less than the planetary average, the ministry said.
It said 16 per cent of the Chinese population used the Internet at the end of 2007, compared to 19.1 per cent of the human race average.
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