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China's Internet achievements in the past 25 years

  • Author:Nancy
  • Source:China Daily
  • Release on:2019-10-22

   China's Internet achievements in the past 25 years

The 6th World Internet Conference will begin on October 20th and will continue until October 22nd in Wuzhen, Zhejiang, China. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of the Internet and the 25th anniversary of China's Internet access.

After 25 years of rapid development, China has quickly become an Internet giant.

In 2008, the number of Chinese Internet users jumped to the top in the world. By June of that year, the total number of Internet users reached 245 million.

By the end of 2018, the number of Internet users exceeded 829 million. In the same year, the number of new Internet users reached 56.53 million, and the number of mobile Internet users reached 871 million.

According to the China Internet Network Information Center, in June 2019, the number of Internet users in China reached 854 million.

Let us look at some of the major developments in cyberspace in the country over the past 25 years.

In 2018, China's e-commerce turnover surged from 3.14 trillion yuan in 2008 to 31.63 trillion yuan, and online retail sales increased from 0.13 trillion yuan to 9 trillion yuan in this decade.

The popularity of the Internet has promoted the rise of e-commerce in the country and has also boosted the new impetus for economic growth.

In the past 25 years, many Chinese Internet companies have emerged, including Sina, Netease, Sohu, Alibaba, Tencent, Baidu, Jinri Headlines, Meituan and Didi Travel.
China's information infrastructure has developed rapidly, from 2G to 5G, establishing the world's largest fixed fiber network and 4G network, deploying Internet Protocol version 6, and establishing a world-wide convergence network.

China has made breakthroughs in some core Internet technologies.

Basic general technology development is catching up with the rest of the world, including integrated circuits and operating systems. At the same time, research on cutting-edge technologies is accelerating, including artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things. In addition, major breakthroughs have been made in quantum communication and high performance computing.

The Internet has changed the daily lives of the Chinese people and has met many different needs. Without cash travel, carpooling and filming with friends to share with friends has become an important part of the Chinese young people's lifestyle.