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China

China has made massive strides in enlarging its communication infrastructure in the last 10 years. Although the percentage of its population with basic phone and internet services remains low, due to its large population base, the absolute numbers of communication devices are among the world leaders:

  • Phone lines in use: more than 284 million (This number is consistently dropping)
  • Mobile phone users: more than 1 billion
  • Internet users: more than 420 million

However, the penetration into the Chinese countryside is limited. Nonetheless, all large and medium-sized cities provide international express mail service, and have developed international automatic telex, data transmission, express fax, and TV program t…