Summary Box: China's online population rises

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Posted: Jul 19, 2011 11:52 AM

INTERNET GROWTH: China's online population soared to 485 million as of the end of June, a 15.5 percent increase from a year earlier.

THE DRIVER: Use of mobile phones to surf the Web spreads. It's now about 65 percent of the total.

WORLD CONTEXT: China's Internet population is already by far the world's biggest.