The number of internet users in China has reached half a billion, so now is the time to find a website translation company. Growth of Chinese internet users By the end of November last year, the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) reported that Chinese users on the internet had topped 505 million. The internet penetration rate had also increased to 37.7%, which was 3.4% more than at the end of 2010. Astonishingly, the number of microbloggers in the country exceeded 300 million at the end of November, which has risen by more than 100 million since June. This latest statistic has caused concern for Beijing city government, who is worried about how to control the dissemination of news through popular anonymous microblogs. Website translation services According to figures from Internet World Stats, the growth of Chinese language users online between 2000 and 2011 is currently 1,478%, which is higher than all other languages except Arabic and Russian. English, which is the language that most internet users speak, has experienced slower growth in the past decade than six other major world languages. With this in mind, it is advisable for most businesses to investigate website translation if they are going to attract this growing majority of the internet population. Only recently, businesses were advised by trade ministers to begin negotiations in Chinese markets as a result of their booming GDP in comparison to our economic woes. The internet has become a truly global marketplace, and soon the businesses who neglect website translation will be looked down upon in a similar way to those businesses who neglected the web in the first place at the beginning of the internet age. If you would like an honest appraisal of how website translation could help your business, please phone 01772 252333 or contact us to talk to one of our experts.