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A netizen scouring the net for a good sex scandal

A Chinese Internet user plays online game at an Internet cafe in Fuyang city, east Chinas Anhui province, 13 January 2009.

China Internet Network Information Center has published the latest report on Chinas Internet development, which states by the end of 2008, the number of Internet users in China had reached 298 million, a year-on-year increase of 41.9%. The report says that Chinas Internet popularity rate reached 22.6%, which exceeded the worlds average rate of 21.9% for the first time. In addition, the number of broadband Internet users in China was 270 million and the number of the national .CN domain names increased to 13.572 million, a year-on-year increase of 50.8%.