Internet vital in pandemic easing
The quickly developing Chinese internet industry contributed to ensuring normal work and studies during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report issued by the China Internet Network Information Center.
Our internet industry showed its great developmental vitality and resilience, not only playing a dynamic role in fighting the disease, but also becoming a key force for our country to face new challenges and promote new economic growth, said Wu Tienan, deputy director of the center.
The report shows that internet users across the country totaled 940 million as of June, up 36.2 million from March.
By the end of June, those who received online education had reached 381 million.
Additionally, those who used the internet for medical care increased to 276 million, and there were 199 million people who worked remotely online.
In addition, the number of the country’s livestreaming users reached 562 million by the end of June, 309 million of whom are engaged with e-commerce livestreaming, according to the report.