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China

China Media Stats

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STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Active military personnel 2.29 million 2006 1st out of 1
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
Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 584 2011 4th out of 82
Cinema > Number of national feature films produced per million people 0.434 2011 72nd out of 82
Cinema attendance 140 million 2003 7th out of 78
Cinema attendance per capita 0.109 2003 65th out of 77
Cinemas > Annual attendance per capita 0.115 1996 57th out of 63
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 74.1 2004 41st out of 77
Films produced 212 2003 4th out of 50
Films produced per million 0.165 2003 45th out of 48
Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 570.23 per 1,000 people 2005 71st out of 140
Households with television 89.17% 2002 56th out of 142
Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $287.82 billion 2009 3rd out of 69
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 5.98 billion min. 2004 5th out of 73
Internet > Broadband access 35.01 million 2005 2nd out of 31
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 28.77 2005 47th out of 114
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 175.62 million 2012 1st out of 188
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 130.03 2012 62nd out of 188
Internet > Hosts per 1000 10.8 2008 75th out of 198
Internet > IP addresses per capita 245.91 2014 93th out of 233
Internet > ISP 3 2000 92nd out of 161
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 136,106 Mbps 2005 2nd out of 87
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 104.34 Mbps per 1 million peop 2005 40th out of 87
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 104.4 Mbps 2005 39th out of 87
Internet > Internet Service Providers 3 2003 131st out of 229
Internet > Internet penetration 42.3% 2013 102nd out of 209
Internet > Internet users 568.19 million 2013 1st out of 209
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 > Percent using internet 42.3% 2012 97th out of 200
Internet > Top level domain .cn 2013
Internet > Users 162 million 2007 1st out of 154
Internet > Users > Per capita 122.56 per 1,000 people 2007 94th out of 152
Internet > Users per 1000 122.92 2007 93th out of 149
Internet hosts 2012 5th out of 231
Internet users 389 million 2009 1st out of 206
Internet users > Per 100 people 22.5 2008 94th out of 186
Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 48.41 2008 128th out of 182
Mobile phone subscribers 393.43 million 2005 1st out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 301.59 per 1,000 people 2005 91st out of 168
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 301.77 2005 92nd out of 167
Mobile phones 16.09 per 100 people 2002 38th out of 43
News Agencies > List of news agencies

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

2012
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 96.7 million 2004 1st out of 83
Newspapers > List of newspapers

Renmin Ribao (People's Daily) - Communist Party daily, web pages in English

Zhongguo Qingnian Bao (China Youth Daily) - state-run, linked to Communist Youth League

China Daily - state-run, English-language


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2012
Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 59.88 per 1,000 people 2000 40th out of 57
Personal computers 52.99 million 2004 3rd out of 155
Personal computers > Per capita 40.88 per 1,000 people 2004 95th out of 155
Personal computers per 1000 40.88 2004 94th out of 153
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
Radio broadcast stations AM 369, FM 259, shortwave 45 1998
Radio receivers > Per capita 0.339 per capita 1997 83th out of 181
Radio receivers per 1000 339 1997 82nd out of 179
Radios per 1000 323.66 2003 99th out of 196
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 1.23 billion 2014 1st out of 66
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 823.39 2012 134th out of 197
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 1.1 billion 2012 1st out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 81.26 2012 138th out of 200
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 814.4 2012 140th out of 200
Telecoms > Telephone lines 278.86 million 2012 1st out of 203
Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 206.46 2012 78th out of 203
Telephone mainlines per 1000 268.79 2005 47th out of 141
Telephone system > General assessment domestic and international services are increasingly available for private use; unevenly distributed domestic system serves principal cities, industrial centers, and many towns; China continues to develop its telecommunications infrastructure; China in the summer of 2008 began a major restructuring of its telecommunications industry, resulting in the consolidation of its six telecom service operators to three, China Telecom, China Mobile and China Unicom, each providing both fixed-line and mobile services 2013
Telephone system > International country code - 86; a number of submarine cables provide connectivity to Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the US; satellite earth stations - 7 (5 Intelsat - 4 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean; 1 Intersputnik - Indian Ocean region; and 1 Inmarsat - Pacific and Indian Ocean regions) 2012
Telephones > Main lines in use 285.12 million 2011 1st out of 189
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 276.43 per 1,000 people 2007 44th out of 124
Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 235.63 2009 67th out of 193
Telephones > Mobile cellular 986.25 million 2011 1st out of 192
Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 414.03 per 1,000 people 2007 95th out of 162
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 561.12 2009 127th out of 187
Television > List of TV stations

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

2012
Television broadcast stations 3,240 1997 1st out of 89
Television broadcast stations > Per capita 2.63 per 1 million people 1997 38th out of 67
Television broadcast stations per million 2.63 1997 42nd out of 72
Television receivers 400 million 1997 1st out of 184
Television receivers > Per capita 325.18 per 1,000 people 1997 48th out of 178
Television receivers per 1000 325.18 1997 48th out of 176
Televisions 400 million 2003 1st out of 214
Televisions per 1000 310.46 2003 58th out of 191

SOURCES: Wikipedia: List of countries by number of military and paramilitary personnel (The list); CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables. 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.; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 2003; UNESCO Institute for Statistics, March 11, 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.; Source: UNESCO UIS Data | UNESCO Institute for Statistics. 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.; United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) Institute for Statistics.; Internet Movie Database 2003; Internet Movie Database 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.; World Development Indicators database; World Information Technology and Services Alliance, Digital Planet: The Global Information Economy, and Global Insight, Inc.; Point Topic; World Development Indicators 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.; 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.; 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.; http://www.iana.org/numbers; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; CIA World Factbook, December 2003; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of Internet users ("Percentage of Individuals using the Internet 2000-2012" , International Telecommunications Union (Geneva), June 2013, retrieved 22 June 2013); 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); 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.; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; Internet World Stats, June 30, 2010; International Telecommunication Union; UNESCO Institute for Statistics. Source tables; 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.; Wikipedia: List of countries by number of mobile phones in use; International Telecommunications Union. Source tables. 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. 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. 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.; CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. 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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