According to the China Internet Network Information Centre, China has 591 million internet users out of which 464 million access the net via smartphones or other wireless devices. It shows a 10 percent rise than last year and indicates 44 percent of the country's population uses the web and other net services.

The China Internet Network Information Centre's data also revealed that in June 2009 there were 338 million people using the net on the mainland, 320 million of whom were doing so via a mobile device.

Five countries with the maximum number of internet users apart from China are the US with 254 million users, India having 152 million, Japan with 101 million and Brazil with 99 million users, the report added.

(Agencies)

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