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China Communications 2016
https://allcountries.org/world_fact_book_2016/china/china_communications.html
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











China Communications 2016
SOURCE: 2016 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 12, 2016

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 249.4 million
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 18 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 1

Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 1.3 billion
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - total country ranks ]
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 94 (2014 est.)
[see also: Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 1

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
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
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)

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

Radio broadcast stations:
AM 369, FM 259, shortwave 45 (1998)

Television - broadcast stations:
3,240 (of which 209 are operated by China Central Television, 31 are provincial TV stations, and nearly 3,000 are local city stations) (1997)

Internet country code:
.cn

Internet hosts:
20.602 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 5
[see also: Internet hosts country ranks ]

Internet users:
total: 626.6 million
[see also: Internet users - total country ranks ]
percent of population: 46.0% (2014 est.)
[see also: Internet users - percent of population country ranks ]
country comparison to the world: 1


NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2016 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Communications 2016 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Communications 2016 should be addressed to the CIA.




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