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Study Says China's Internet Access is on Par With Rich World

by Kathy Jones on  August 22, 2010 at 11:15 AM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A new study has found that access to the Internet is as widespread in China, home to the world's largest online population, as it is in developed nations.
 Study Says China's Internet Access is on Par With Rich World
Study Says China's Internet Access is on Par With Rich World
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About one-quarter of China's 420 million web users live in rural areas where Internet access exists in 91.5 percent of communities, the People's Daily said, citing the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences study.

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About half of the Chinese population still live in rural areas, where the standard of living is far below that of the country's thriving cities.

Across the nation, 70 percent of high schools, more than 60 percent of vocational schools, about 40 percent of middle schools and 12 percent of primary schools have Internet access, the study said.

Beijing operates a vast system of web censorship, sometimes referred to as the "Great Firewall of China". It blocks access to any content the communist authorities deem unacceptable, ranging from pornography to political dissent.

Source: AFP
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