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The Emergence of China in the Internet Market
January/February 2012 (vol. 14 no. 1)
pp. 6-9
Linda S.L. Lai, Macao Polytechnic Institute
Wai-Ming To, Macao Polytechnic Institute

China now has the world's largest Internet population and is a leading player in the Internet market. Learn about the growth of Internet applications and potential business opportunities in China.

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Index Terms:
Keywords: Emerging markets, China, Internet applications, information technology
Citation:
Linda S.L. Lai, Wai-Ming To, "The Emergence of China in the Internet Market," IT Professional, vol. 14, no. 1, pp. 6-9, Jan.-Feb. 2012, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.16
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