Most users go online to read news, to search for information, and to check their email.They also go to BBS or web forums, find music or videos, or download files.
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Baidu is the leading search engine in China, while most web portals also provide search opportunities like Before 2014, Googlers in China were linked to Google Hong Kong from its page because of an issue with hackers reportedly based in Mainland China.
As of June 4, 2014, Google became officially blocked without the use of a virtual private network (VPN), an effect still in place to date.
The majority of Chinese Internet users restrict their use of the internet to Chinese websites, as most of the population has a lack of foreign language skills.
English-language media in China often use the word "netizen" to refer to Chinese internet users.
China's first foray into global cyberspace was an email (not TCP/IP based and thus technically not Internet) sent on 20 September 1987 to University of Karlsruhe.
It said "Across the Great Wall, we can reach every corner in the world" (simplified Chinese: By June 2014, there were 632 million internet users in the country and a penetration rate of 46.9%. in its global leadership in terms of installed telecommunication bandwidth in 2011.
As of March 2017, there are about 700 million Chinese Internet users, and many of them have a high-speed Internet connection.
Most of the users live in urban areas but at least 178 million users reside in rural towns.
A majority of broadband subscribers are DSL, mostly from China Telecom and China Netcom.
The price varies in different provinces, usually around US – /month for a 4M - 100M ADSL/Fiber.(price varies by geographic region) Broadband makes up the majority of Internet connections in China, with 363.81 million users at this service tier.
500 million are accessing the Internet via cell phones.