China: The Blogging Capital of the World?

china1a.jpgReuters reports:

Blogging is booming in China with the number of bloggers expected to hit 60 million by the end of this year.

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. . . .

The university report forecast the number of bloggers in China would hit 100 million by 2007.

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  1. Miriam Cherry says:

    It will be difficult to censor all those blogs, no?