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    China Communications 2001
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    SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Telephones - main lines in use: 135 million (2000)

      Telephones - mobile cellular: 65 million (January 2001)

      Telephone system:
      general assessment: domestic and international services are increasingly available for private use; unevenly distributed domestic system serves principal cities, industrial centers, and many towns
      domestic: interprovincial fiber-optic trunk lines and cellular telephone systems have been installed; a domestic satellite system with 55 earth stations is in place
      international: satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (4 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean region) and 1 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean regions); several international fiber-optic links to Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Russia, and Germany (2000)

      Radio broadcast stations: AM 369, FM 259, shortwave 45 (1998)

      Radios: 417 million (1997)

      Television broadcast stations: 3,240 (of which 209 are operated by China Central Television, 31 are provincial TV stations and nearly 3,000 are local city stations) (1997)

      Televisions: 400 million (1997)

      Internet country code: .cn

      Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 3 (2000)

      Internet users: 22 million (January 2001)

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Communications 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Communications 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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