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China Media Stats

Definitions

STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Broadcast media all broadcast media are owned by, or affiliated with, the Communist Party of China or a government agency; no privately owned TV or radio stations; state-run Chinese Central TV, provincial, and municipal stations offer more than 2,000 channels; the Central Propaganda Department lists subjects that are off limits to domestic broadcast media with the government maintaining authority to approve all programming; foreign-made TV programs must be approved prior to broadcast 2013
Households with television 89.17% 2002 56th out of 142
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 130.03 2012 62nd out of 188
Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 42.3 2012 98th out of 201
Internet > Internet users per thousand people 421.01 2013 101st out of 205
Internet > Users per 1000 122.92 2007 93th out of 149
Internet users 389 million 2009 1st out of 206
News Agencies > List of news agencies

Xinhua (New China News Agency) - state-run, web pages in English

2012
Personal computers > Per capita 40.88 per 1,000 people 2004 95th out of 155
Radio > List of radio stations

China National Radio - state-run

China Radio International - state-run external broadcaster, programmes in more than 40 languages, notably to Taiwan and Korea

2012
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 81.26 2012 138th out of 200
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 414.03 per 1,000 people 2007 95th out of 162
Television > List of TV stations

Chinese Central TV (CCTV) - state-run national broadcaster, networks include English-language CCTV News

2012
Television receivers > Per capita 325.18 per 1,000 people 1997 48th out of 178
Televisions per 1000 310.46 2003 58th out of 191

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; World Development Indicators database; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; International Telecommunication Union, World Telecommunication/ICT Development Report and database, and World Bank estimates.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users (Calculated using penetration rate and population data from "Countries and Areas Ranked by Population: 2012" , Population data, International Programs, U.S. Census Bureau, retrieved 26 June 2013). Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics; CIA World Factbook, December 2003. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.

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Did you know

  • China ranked first for televisions globally in 2003.
  • China ranked first for internet > fixed broadband internet subscribers amongst Cold countries in 2012.
  • China has had the highest telecommunications > telephone > mobile phone > mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions since 2001.