One in Three Chinese Web Users Shops Online

Alibaba Says China's Online Retail Sales Will Reach $65.9 Billion This Year

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BEIJING ( -- Nearly 34 million Chinese shopped online for the first time during the first six months of 2010, bringing the total number of online shoppers to 142 million, according to the China Internet Network Information Center. That means one in every three Chinese internet users, or one in 10 Chinese people, has shopped on the internet.

Online retail sales increased 117% a year between 2007 and 2009, and are forecast to reach $65.9 billion this year, according to the research center of Alibaba Group, which runs the global e-commerce site
Source: Xinhua News Agency

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