China, already the world leader in cellphone use, has surpassed the USA as the No. 1 nation in Internet users.
The number of Chinese on the Internet hit more than 220 million as of February, according to estimates from official Chinese statistics by the Beijing-based research group BDA China. The government is likely to confirm the leap at its half-yearly report in July.
The longtime Internet leader, the USA, which founded and developed the network of computers, had 216 million users at the end of 2007, according to Nielsen/NetRatings.
System: The following message was spliced on to this thread from: http://www.webmasterworld.com/asia_pacific_search_engines/3633230.htm [webmasterworld.com] by bill - 10:53 am on April 24, 2008 (jst +9) Latest Information from Ministry of Industry and Information PRC shows that the number of Internet users in China have reached 221 million, which made China tops the world in this regard by overtaking USA!