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Media Stats: compare key data on China & United Kingdom

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STAT China United Kingdom 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 public service broadcaster BBC is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world; BBC operates multiple TV networks with regional and local TV service; a mixed system of public and commercial TV broadcasters along with satellite and cable systems provide access to hundreds of TV stations throughout the world; BBC operates multiple national, regional, and local radio networks with multiple transmission sites; a large number of commercial radio stations as well as satellite radio services are available
Households with television 89.17%
Ranked 56th.
97.5%
Ranked 15th. 9% more than China

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers per 1000 130.03
Ranked 62nd.
337.99
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than China

Internet > Internet users > Per 100 people 42.3
Ranked 98th.
87.02
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than China

Internet > Internet users per thousand people 421.01
Ranked 101st.
865.38
Ranked 12th. 2 times more than China

Internet > Users per 1000 122.92
Ranked 93th.
659.16
Ranked 15th. 5 times more than China

Internet users 389 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
51.44 million
Ranked 7th.
News Agencies > List of news agencies <p>Xinhua (New China News Agency) - state-run, web pages in English</p> <p>The Press Association</p>
Personal computers > Per capita 40.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 95th.
599.82 per 1,000 people
Ranked 12th. 15 times more than China

Radio > List of radio stations <p>China National Radio - state-run</p> </p>China Radio International - state-run external broadcaster, programmes in more than 40 languages, notably to Taiwan and Korea</p> <p>BBC Radio - national services include new-music station Radio 1, adult music station Radio 2, cultural network Radio 3, flagship speech station Radio 4 and news and sport station Five Live</p> </p>BBC Radio Scotland</p> </p>BBC Radio nan Gaidheal - Gaelic-language station for Scotland</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18027956">Full Article</a>
Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 81.26
Ranked 138th.
130.75
Ranked 47th. 61% more than China

Telephones > Mobile cellular > Per capita 414.03 per 1,000 people
Ranked 95th.
1,184.54 per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th. 3 times more than China

Television > List of TV stations <p>Chinese Central TV (CCTV) - state-run national broadcaster, networks include English-language CCTV News</p> <p>BBC TV - operates BBC1, BBC2 and digital services including BBC News channel</p> </p>BBC World News - commercially-funded international news channel</p> </p>ITV - major commercial network, organised around regional franchises</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18027956">Full Article</a>
Television receivers > Per capita 325.18 per 1,000 people
Ranked 48th.
521.64 per 1,000 people
Ranked 17th. 60% more than China

Televisions per 1000 310.46
Ranked 58th.
512.03
Ranked 22nd. 65% more than China
Personal computers per 1000 40.88
Ranked 94th.
599.49
Ranked 12th. 15 times more than China

Radio broadcast stations AM 369, FM 259, shortwave 45 AM 219, FM 431, shortwave 3
Daily newspapers > Per 1,000 people 74.1
Ranked 41st.
289.75
Ranked 12th. 4 times more than China

Fixed line and mobile phone subscribers > Per 1,000 people 570.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 71st.
1,615.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than China

Internet > Users > Per capita 122.56 per 1,000 people
Ranked 94th.
661.44 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 5 times more than China

Telecoms > Telephone lines per 1000 206.46
Ranked 78th.
522.08
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than China

Televisions 400 million
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than United Kingdom
30.5 million
Ranked 9th.
Telephones > Main lines in use > Per capita 276.43 per 1,000 people
Ranked 44th.
554.2 per 1,000 people
Ranked 8th. Twice as much as China

Internet users > Per 100 people 22.5
Ranked 94th.
76.02
Ranked 9th. 3 times more than China

Internet > Internet users 568.19 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than United Kingdom
54.86 million
Ranked 9th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily > Per capita 59.88 per 1,000 people
Ranked 40th.
320.69 per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 5 times more than China

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps 136,106 Mbps
Ranked 2nd.
781,554 Mbps
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than China

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per capita 104.34 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 40th.
13,061.97 Mbps per 1 million peop
Ranked 4th. 125 times more than China

Personal computers 52.99 million
Ranked 3rd. 48% more than United Kingdom
35.89 million
Ranked 5th.

Television broadcast stations 3,240
Ranked 1st. 14 times more than United Kingdom
228
Ranked 7th.
International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes 5.98 billion min.
Ranked 5th.
15.6 billion min.
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than China

Radios per 1000 323.66
Ranked 99th.
1,418.59
Ranked 3rd. 4 times more than China
Telephones > Mobile cellular per 1000 561.12
Ranked 127th.
1,300.33
Ranked 29th. 2 times more than China

Information and communication technology spending > Current US$ $287.82 billion
Ranked 3rd. 88% more than United Kingdom
$153.19 billion
Ranked 5th.

Internet > Percent using internet 42.3%
Ranked 97th.
87.02%
Ranked 13th. 2 times more than China

Telephones > Mobile cellular 986.25 million
Ranked 1st. 12 times more than United Kingdom
81.61 million
Ranked 1st.

Radio receivers > Per capita 0.339 per capita
Ranked 83th.
1.45 per capita
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than China

Telephones > Main lines in use per 1000 235.63
Ranked 67th.
519.6
Ranked 15th. 2 times more than China

Telephone mainlines per 1000 268.79
Ranked 47th.
527.96
Ranked 11th. 96% more than China

Newspapers > List of newspapers <p>Renmin Ribao (People&#039;s Daily) - Communist Party daily, web pages in English</p> </p>Zhongguo Qingnian Bao (China Youth Daily) - state-run, linked to Communist Youth League</p> </p>China Daily - state-run, English-language</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-13017881">Full Article</a> <p>The Daily Telegraph - broadsheet</p> </p>Financial Times - daily, business</p> </p>The Guardian - daily, former broadsheet</p> <br> <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-18027956">Full Article</a>
Films produced 212
Ranked 4th. 61% more than United Kingdom
132
Ranked 8th.
Cinema attendance 140 million
Ranked 7th. About the same as United Kingdom
139.5 million
Ranked 8th.
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 technologically advanced domestic and international system
Cinema attendance per capita 0.109
Ranked 65th.
2.34
Ranked 16th. 22 times more than China
Television receivers per 1000 325.18
Ranked 48th.
523
Ranked 18th. 61% more than China

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced 584
Ranked 4th. 95% more than United Kingdom
299
Ranked 6th.

Internet > IP addresses per capita 245.91
Ranked 93th. 126 times more than United Kingdom
1.95
Ranked 1st.
Internet > Users 162 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
40.2 million
Ranked 6th.

Internet > Internet penetration 42.3%
Ranked 102nd.
87%
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than China
Mobile phone subscribers per 1000 301.77
Ranked 92nd.
1,087.6
Ranked 9th. 4 times more than China

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions per 1000 814.4
Ranked 140th.
1,298.63
Ranked 46th. 59% more than China

Telecoms > Telephone lines 278.86 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
33.01 million
Ranked 9th.

Telecoms > Mobile cellular subscriptions 1.1 billion
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than United Kingdom
82.11 million
Ranked 18th.

Internet > Internet Service Providers 3
Ranked 131st.
400
Ranked 4th. 133 times more than China
Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 175.62 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
21.37 million
Ranked 6th.

Telephones > Main lines in use 285.12 million
Ranked 1st. 9 times more than United Kingdom
33.23 million
Ranked 9th.

Telecommunications > Telephone > Main fixed phone lines per 100 people 20.2
Ranked 80th.
52.88
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than China

Active military personnel 2.29 million
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United Kingdom
205,850
Ranked 16th.
Radio receivers per 1000 339
Ranked 82nd.
1,448.98
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than China

Mobile phone subscribers > Per capita 301.59 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st.
1,087.56 per 1,000 people
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than China

Internet > Hosts per 1000 10.8
Ranked 75th.
134.69
Ranked 38th. 12 times more than China

Number of PCs per million 40.88
Ranked 96th.
599.49
Ranked 11th. 15 times more than China
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions 1.11 billion
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than United Kingdom
84.94 million
Ranked 18th.

Radio receivers 417 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
84.5 million
Ranked 5th.

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile phones 1.23 billion
Ranked 1st. 16 times more than United Kingdom
75.75 million
Ranked 17th.
Television receivers 400 million
Ranked 1st. 13 times more than United Kingdom
30.5 million
Ranked 9th.

Television broadcast stations > Per capita 2.63 per 1 million people
Ranked 38th.
3.91 per 1 million people
Ranked 18th. 49% more than China
Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes 2.9$
Ranked 21st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
0.77$
Ranked 89th.

Mobile phone subscribers 393.43 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than United Kingdom
65.5 million
Ranked 9th.

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) country code - 44; numerous submarine cables provide links throughout Europe, Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and US; satellite earth stations - 10 Intelsat (7 Atlantic Ocean and 3 Indian Ocean), 1 Inmarsat (Atlantic Ocean region), and 1 Eutelsat; at least 8 large international switching centers
Internet > Broadband subscribers per 1000 28.77
Ranked 47th.
163.79
Ranked 16th. 6 times more than China

Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines 278.86 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
33.01 million
Ranked 9th.

Films produced per million 0.165
Ranked 45th.
2.22
Ranked 16th. 13 times more than China
Radios 417 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
84.5 million
Ranked 5th.
Internet > Hosts 14.31 million
Ranked 5th. 73% more than United Kingdom
8.27 million
Ranked 10th.

Cinemas > Annual attendance 140 million
Ranked 4th. About the same as United Kingdom
139.5 million
Ranked 5th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily per 1000 59.88
Ranked 41st.
325.32
Ranked 6th. 5 times more than China

Mobile phones 16.09 per 100 people
Ranked 38th.
84.49 per 100 people
Ranked 9th. 5 times more than China
Cinemas > Annual attendance per capita 0.115
Ranked 57th.
2.38
Ranked 12th. 21 times more than China

Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps per million 104.4 Mbps
Ranked 39th.
13,054.65 Mbps
Ranked 4th. 125 times more than China

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation 96.7 million
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than United Kingdom
17.38 million
Ranked 6th.

Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles 963
Ranked 3rd. 9 times more than United Kingdom
109
Ranked 14th.

Cinema > Percentage of feature films co-produced 14.23%
Ranked 36th.
25.75%
Ranked 28th. 81% more than China

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Daily 75.6 million
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than United Kingdom
19.16 million
Ranked 5th.

Internet > Top level domain .cn .uk
Television > Total number of channels 2,899
Ranked 1st. 94 times more than United Kingdom
31
Ranked 2nd.
Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per $ GDP 0.053$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 47th.
0.073$ per $1 of GDP
Ranked 22nd. 38% more than China

Cinema > Number of national feature films produced per million people 0.434
Ranked 72nd.
4.76
Ranked 19th. 11 times more than China

Television > Total number of channels per million people 2.22
Ranked 23th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
0.512
Ranked 17th.
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Total average circulation per thousand people 74.61
Ranked 43th.
290.22
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than China

Telephone system > Domestic interprovincial fiber-optic trunk lines and cellular telephone systems have been installed; mobile-cellular subscribership is increasing rapidly; the number of Internet users exceeded 564 million by the end of 2012; a domestic satellite system with several earth stations is in place equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems
Internet country code .cn .uk
Internet > International Internet bandwidth > Mbps > Per $ GDP 60.92 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 28th.
366.57 Mbps per $1 trillion of
Ranked 5th. 6 times more than China

Telephone mainlines 350.43 million
Ranked 1st. 11 times more than United Kingdom
31.8 million
Ranked 7th.

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes per capita 4.62 min.
Ranked 70th.
263.92 min.
Ranked 17th. 57 times more than China

Internet > Broadband subscribers > Per capita 28.75 per 1,000 people
Ranked 48th.
163.78 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 6 times more than China

Internet > Censorship > Political filtering Pervasive filtering No evidence of filtering
Internet > Price basket for Internet > US$ per month 9.75$/month
Ranked 154th.
27.25$/month
Ranked 67th. 3 times more than China

International voice traffic > Out and in > Minutes > Per capita 4.62 min. per capita
Ranked 70th.
262.18 min. per capita
Ranked 17th. 57 times more than China

Internet hosts None None
Cinema > Percentage of fully nationally produced feature films 85.77%
Ranked 17th. 16% more than United Kingdom
74.25%
Ranked 30th.

Information and communication technology expenditure > Current US$ > Per capita 108.49$ per capita
Ranked 57th.
2,729.11$ per capita
Ranked 7th. 25 times more than China

Information and communication technology spending per capita > Current US$ $216.17
Ranked 51st.
$2,477.32
Ranked 13th. 11 times more than China

Mobile cellular subscriptions 641.23 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
77.36 million
Ranked 12th.

Internet > Broadband subscribers 37.5 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United Kingdom
9.86 million
Ranked 6th.

Internet > Internet Service Providers per million 0.00233
Ranked 197th.
6.72
Ranked 46th. 2884 times more than China
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily 909
Ranked 2nd. 8 times more than United Kingdom
108
Ranked 14th.

Internet > IP addresses 330.32 million
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United Kingdom
123.5 million
Ranked 4th.
Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Total average circulation per thousand people 76.12
Ranked 29th.
750.09
Ranked 8th. 10 times more than China

Telecommunications investment > Current LCU 203340000000 8999999000
Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 6.29
Ranked 63th.
28.13
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than China

Number of PCs 52,990
Ranked 2nd. 48% more than United Kingdom
35,890
Ranked 4th.
Telecommunications > Telephone > Fixed telephone lines per thousand people 206.46
Ranked 83th.
522.08
Ranked 16th. 3 times more than China

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions 231.61 million
Ranked 2nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
45.42 million
Ranked 9th.
Internet > Broadband access 35.01 million
Ranked 2nd. 4 times more than United Kingdom
8.86 million
Ranked 6th.
Television broadcast stations per million 2.63
Ranked 42nd.
3.93
Ranked 19th. 49% more than China
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily 1,098
Ranked 5th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
467
Ranked 12th.

Internet > TLD .cn .uk
Mobile cellular subscriptions > Per 100 people 48.41
Ranked 128th.
125.98
Ranked 24th. 3 times more than China

Internet > Livejournal users 791
Ranked 36th.
71,742
Ranked 3rd. 91 times more than China
Internet > Secure Internet servers 588
Ranked 32nd.
33,892
Ranked 3rd. 58 times more than China

Cinemas > Annual attendance > Per capita 0.115 per capita
Ranked 57th.
2.38 per capita
Ranked 12th. 21 times more than China

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily per 1000 81.8
Ranked 20th.
106.06
Ranked 16th. 30% more than China

Telecommunications > Country calling code 86 44
Telephone subscribers per 1000 570.57
Ranked 72nd.
1,615.56
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than China

Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile penetration 17.2%
Ranked 75th.
72%
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than China
E-Government rating 56.3
Ranked 7th. 3% more than United Kingdom
54.8
Ranked 9th.
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily per million 0.72
Ranked 65th.
1.83
Ranked 48th. 3 times more than China

Newspapers > Newspaper journalists 82,849
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than United Kingdom
13,437
Ranked 5th.

Television > Percentage of public channels with national coverage 0.483%
Ranked 55th.
80.65%
Ranked 13th. 167 times more than China
Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per capita 0.448 per 1 million people
Ranked 144th.
561.49 per 1 million people
Ranked 15th. 1253 times more than China

Telecommunications > Telephone > Landlines 269.91 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
33.21 million
Ranked 8th.
Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily per million 0.87
Ranked 53th.
7.93
Ranked 34th. 9 times more than China

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Non-daily > Per capita 0.87 per 1 million people
Ranked 53th.
7.82 per 1 million people
Ranked 34th. 9 times more than China

Internet > Livejournal users per million 0.61
Ranked 196th.
1,198.34
Ranked 18th. 1964 times more than China
Internet > Linux web servers 20
Ranked 43th.
1,339
Ranked 4th. 67 times more than China
Website defacements 394
Ranked 3rd. 31% more than United Kingdom
301
Ranked 6th.
Website defacements per million 0.31
Ranked 101st.
5.09
Ranked 34th. 16 times more than China
Telephone lines > Per 100 people 25.73
Ranked 64th.
54.08
Ranked 14th. 2 times more than China

Telephone subscribers 743.86 million
Ranked 1st. 8 times more than United Kingdom
97.3 million
Ranked 6th.

Price basket for mobile > US$ per month 2.9$/month
Ranked 173th.
14.02$/month
Ranked 57th. 5 times more than China

Telephone subscribers per employee 927.66
Ranked 8th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
353.44
Ranked 51st.

Telecommunications revenue > % GDP 3.17% GDP
Ranked 47th. 1% more than United Kingdom
3.15% GDP
Ranked 81st.

Internet > Linux web servers per million 0.0157
Ranked 98th.
22.65
Ranked 15th. 1441 times more than China
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile-cellular telephone subscriptions per thousand people 823.39
Ranked 134th.
1,343.35
Ranked 40th. 63% more than China

Digital terrestrial television > Analogue to digital transition > Official launch 2007-2008 15 November 1998
Newspapers > Newspaper journalists per million people 63.55
Ranked 24th.
223.12
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than China

Internet > Fixed broadband Internet subscribers > Per 100 people 12.97
Ranked 60th.
34.03
Ranked 12th. 3 times more than China

Internet > Secure Internet servers > Per 1 million people 3.14
Ranked 149th.
1,478.28
Ranked 17th. 471 times more than China

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes > Per $ GDP 1.5$ per $1 trillion of GD
Ranked 97th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
0.361$ per $1 trillion of GD
Ranked 107th.

Telephone average cost of call to US > US$ per three minutes > Per capita 0.002$ per 1 million people
Ranked 110th.
0.013$ per 1 million people
Ranked 101st. 7 times more than China

Phone subscribers 247.72
Ranked 79th.
1,358.44
Ranked 8th. 5 times more than China
Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Number of titles 964
Ranked 11th.
1,010
Ranked 9th. 5% more than China

Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Total average circulation 98.66 million
Ranked 3rd. 2 times more than United Kingdom
44.91 million
Ranked 6th.

Phone system > International dialling code +86 +44
Telecommunications > Telephone > Mobile phone > Mobile subscriptions per thousand people 171.62
Ranked 75th.
716.45
Ranked 13th. 4 times more than China
Telephone subscribers > Per capita 570.23 per 1,000 people
Ranked 71st.
1,615.5 per 1,000 people
Ranked 7th. 3 times more than China

ICT service > Exports > % of service > Exports > BoP 34.92%
Ranked 29th.
39.11%
Ranked 23th. 12% more than China

Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service > Exports 38.55%
Ranked 32nd.
45.41%
Ranked 23th. 18% more than China

Computer > Communications and other services > % of commercial service imports 30.79%
Ranked 55th.
31.51%
Ranked 53th. 2% more than China

Newspapers and periodicals > Number of titles > Daily > Per capita 0.72 per 1 million people
Ranked 64th.
1.81 per 1 million people
Ranked 47th. 3 times more than China

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily 103.28 million
Ranked 1st. 17 times more than United Kingdom
6.25 million
Ranked 4th.

Internet > Hosts > Per capita 10.76 per 1,000 people
Ranked 91st.
135.68 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th. 13 times more than China

ICT service > Exports > BoP > Current US$ $7.82 billion
Ranked 11th.
$19.68 billion
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than China

Internet > Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia edits 20.9%
Ranked 2nd. 35 times more than United Kingdom
0.6%
Ranked 11th.
Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Number of titles per million people 0.744
Ranked 100th.
16.87
Ranked 52nd. 23 times more than China

Newspapers > Non-daily newspapers > Titles per million literate people 1.04
Ranked 78th.
20.62
Ranked 34th. 20 times more than China

Internet > IP addresses (share) 7.7
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than United Kingdom
2.9
Ranked 4th.
Number of PCs > Per $ GDP 0.073 per $10 million of GDP
Ranked 95th.
0.201 per $10 million of GDP
Ranked 23th. 3 times more than China
Telephone lines 340.81 million
Ranked 1st. 10 times more than United Kingdom
33.21 million
Ranked 10th.

Fixed broadband Internet subscribers 83.37 million
Ranked 1st. 5 times more than United Kingdom
17.28 million
Ranked 6th.

ICT goods imports > % total goods imports 23.19%
Ranked 4th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
10.08%
Ranked 23th.

ICT goods > Exports > % of total goods > Exports 27.46%
Ranked 4th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
7.74%
Ranked 19th.

Newspapers and periodicals > Circulation > Non-daily > Per capita 81.8 per 1,000 people
Ranked 20th.
104.55 per 1,000 people
Ranked 16th. 28% more than China

Internet > Specific websites > Chinese Wikipedia readers 33%
Ranked 1st. 33 times more than United Kingdom
1%
Ranked 7th.
Internet > Secure Internet servers per million 0.449
Ranked 142nd.
559.31
Ranked 15th. 1247 times more than China

Royalties and fees $0.10
Ranked 60th.
$123.90
Ranked 7th. 1239 times more than China
Newspapers > Daily newspapers > Number of titles per million people 0.743
Ranked 115th.
1.82
Ranked 84th. 2 times more than China

Telecommunications revenue > Current LCU 579897000000 36631000000
Internet servers using encryption > Per 1 million people 1.19
Ranked 135th.
904.85
Ranked 16th. 760 times more than China

Telecoms > Telephone lines > Per 100 people 20.6
Ranked 80th.
52.57
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than China

Internet servers using encryption 1,579
Ranked 29th.
55,564
Ranked 4th. 35 times more than China

Telephone mainlines > Per capita 268.63 per 1,000 people
Ranked 47th.
527.94 per 1,000 people
Ranked 14th. 97% more than China

Telephone employees > Total > Per capita 0.538 per 1,000 people
Ranked 68th.
3.98 per 1,000 people
Ranked 8th. 7 times more than China

Telecommunications investment > % of revenue 35.06%
Ranked 2nd. 28% more than United Kingdom
27.48%
Ranked 47th.

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. 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