Today, one in five Internet users is Chinese.
This Infographic breaks down user habits and trends in one of the fastest-growing online markets.
Chinese Internet users spend about the same amount of time online as their U.S. counterparts, but their habits differ. Instant messaging apps are still big, and edge out even search engines in terms of active users.
Chinese users also flock to web “portals,” as U.S. users did in the earlier days of the World Wide Web.
Online shopping has also taken hold, and some analysts predict China may become the largest ecommerce market by 2015.