A report published by the research division of the South China Morning Post puts some new figures on the growth of internet access in China – a key driver for the streaming music market there.
The report claims that there are now 904 million internet users in China – 63% of the population – with 75 million having been added in the last year.
Of the total, 897 million people are using the mobile internet, and 765 million are using mobile payments – the latter figure is 185 million more than last year.
The report also explores some of the effects that Covid-19 has had on technology use in China. Chinese internet users spent an average of 7.2 hours a day online in March 2020, up from 5.6 hours a day in March 2019.
It also claims that there are now 870 million monthly active users of short video apps (like Douyin, TikTok’s Chinese version) in China, and 613 million users of livestreaming video services.