China’s internet industry second only to US, Beijing-backed study says

China ranks second only to the United States in terms of internet development and innovation, but among the worst on cybersecurity and industry infrastructure, according to a survey of 38 countries by a Beijing-backed think tank.

The rankings, compiled by the Chinese Academy of Cyberspace Studies, were released on Monday at the World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, eastern China’s Zhejiang province, and provide an unprecedented insight into how the country sees its internet development in comparison with other nations.

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China ranks second in new internet index
China ranked second after the United States in an internet development index released on Monday that gauges six dimensions from internet infrastructure to application among 38 countries.

China has the largest number of internet users and is the world's top e-commerce and mobile payment market by transaction volume, according to the Global Internet Development Index, published during the 4th World Internet Conference in Wuzhen, Zhejiang province.

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