China to have 60 million bloggers by end of 2006 (reuters)
China is the world’s second-largest Internet market after the United States with more than 110 million users. A survey by Chinese search engine Baidu.com put the current number of blog, or Web log, sites at 36.82 million which are kept by 16 million people, the official Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.
The number of Chinese bloggers is expected to hit 60 million by the end of this year, Xinhua said, quoting a report on China’s media industry by the prestigious Tsinghua University.
Zhang Xiaorong, strategy development director of “Bokee”, which was set up in 2002 and claims the biggest share of China’s blogging market, 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,” Xinhua quoted Zhang as saying.