In China, 235 million are networking online

By Yan Weijue (
Updated: 2011-06-17 15:55
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The number of social networking site (SNS) users in China reached 235 million by the end of 2010, accounting for 51.4 percent of total Internet users, according to a report issued by

It says that approximately 150 million are active SNS users, an increase of 59.18 million, or 33.7 percent, from the previous year.

The ratio of male and femaile SNS users is 57:43, similar to that of Internet users.

Popular SNS in China currently include the Facebook-like, and Twitter-like micro blogs operated by portals such as Sina and Tencent.