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Mobile devices have edged out PCs when it comes to Chinese online browsing, an official government agency in the People's Republic said on Monday.

For the first time more Chinese folk are plugging into the internet using phones or tablets, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) said (PDF in Chinese), according to a Reuters report here.

The country, known for its strict online censorship controls, had seen nearly half (46.9 per cent) of its 1.3bn population access the internet by the end of June.

Around 527 million (or 83 per cent) of China's 632 million netizens preferred to use a mobile device to access websites and apps.

Some 81 per cent of those Chinese people who are online browsed the web via a PC; naturally a large number of people used both mobile devices and PCs. ®

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