The number of Chinese netizens reached 253 million by the end of June, up 56.2% from 162 million in 2007.
This is the most in a single country in the world according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
The report, the 22nd of its kind on the statistics of Chinese Internet development, showed the country also had the largest number of broadband subscribers at 214 million, more than 80% of the total domestic internet population.
In addition, the registered "CN" domains topped 12.18 million as of July 22. China had replaced Germany as the largest country in terms of domain numbers.
The report also showed 206 million netizens checked news online, about 81.5% of the whole domestic online population.
NewsGD.com reported that about 63.29 million shopped online while 23.79 million paid money through online means. Such figures boggle the mind.