Monday, May 08, 2006

Blogging in China

According to a report in China View called 'Chinese bloggers to reach 100 million in 2007: report':

"China expects 100 million bloggers to be writing about their life, love, angst and inspirations on the country's cyberspace by 2007, according to a recent report.

The report, dubbed a "Blue Paper on Media Industry," was written by the research center of media management under Qinghua University, one of China's most prestigious universities.

The paper said there will be more than 60 million bloggers in China by the end of this year.

The word "blog" was one of the most searched words on the Internet in China last year, the report said. A survey by, a major Chinese search engine, shows that there are 36.82 million blog sites in China that are kept currently by 16 million people.

Zhang Xiaorong, strategy development director of "Bokee", one of the first blog service suppliers in China, said his company adds about 100,000 blogs a day.

"The expected 60 million bloggers would account for more than half of China's 110 million netizens," said Zhang."

China indeed is a blogging country - despite of (or because of?) the Great Firewall?

Thanks to Smartmobs for the link

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