February 21 – Revenue from China's mobile Internet services amounted to ¥86.22 billion in 2011 and the market had 431 million users as of the end of that year, according to Analysys International.
February 16 – Revenue from China's software industry grew 32.4% to ¥1.84 trillion in 2011, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. China exported $30.4 billion worth of software last year, up 18.5% from 2010. The top 100 software developers posted ¥342.3 billion in revenues in 2011, up 15% from a year earlier.
February 16 – China received $32.39 billion of service contracts outsourced by other countries in 2011, up 63.6% from the year before, the Ministry of Commerce said. The value of contracts from the US, EU and Japan combined represented 68.9% of the total.
February 15 – China's State Administration of Radio, Film and Television toughened rules for imported program airings, calling for broadcasters to cut foreign TV series to a maximum of 50 episodes, to refrain from broadcasting foreign programs during prime time (7-10pm), and to keep the daily proportion of foreign programs to a maximum of 25% of a channel's total air time.
February 14 – Ad revenue from China's online video sites surged 99.9% to ¥6.27 billion in 2011 and is expected to exceed ¥12.6 billion this year, according to iResearch.
February 9 – China had 63.63 million accounts for cellphone navigation services as of the end of 2011, up 21.6% from the year before, according to Analysys International.
February 7 – Revenue from China's telecommunications industry rose 10% to ¥988 billion and telecommunications fees dropped 4.8% on average in 2011, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said. The nation had 513 million netizens, including 360 million who used cellphones to access the internet, as of the end of last year.
February 7 – Revenue from China's online gaming market grew 8.3% quarter on quarter and 28.5% year on year to ¥10.29 billion in Q4 2011, with Tencent Holdings Ltd (HKG: 0700) snatching the lion's share with 31%, followed by NetEase.com Inc's (NASDAQ: NTES) 17.8% and Shanda Interactive Entertainment Ltd's (NASDAQ: SNDA) 16.7%, Analysys International said.
February 6 – The number of browser game players in China is expected to grow 36.4% to 75 million in 2012 before reaching 97.5 million by the end of 2014, Analysys International predicted.
February 3 – Turnover of third-party payments in China rose to ¥2.2 trillion in 2011, with Alipay capturing a 49% market share, according to iResearch. Tenpay came in second with a 20.4% share, followed by ChinaPay's 8.4%.
January 18 – China had 128 million 3G service subscribers as of the end of 2011, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology said.
January 16 – There were 324 million online game players in China in 2011, up 6.6% from the year before, representing 63.2% of the nation's total cyber population, according to the China Internet Network Information Center.
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