China has the highest number of Internet users in the world. Nearly 91 percent of China’s Internet users are surfing the Web with a broadband connection. The number of Web surfers in the country grew by nearly 42 percent to 298 million.
Some interesting facts
- China was top user of the Internet in 2008
Gasoline prices all over the world is soaring. On average, gasoline prices have increased more than 60 percent in the last two years.
However, the price of gas still remains low in some countries like Venezuela, which has the low gas price of 12.4¢.
High gasoline price can be linked to several things: Increased demand, Tensions with Iran , High demand in China and India.
China has rejected accusations that government-backed hackers broke into U.S. lawmakers’ computers.
Two U.S. Representatives this week revealed sources apparently inside China accessed their computers and copied sensitive information about Chinese dissidents and human rights.
Two U.S. Congressmen accused China of hacking their office computers. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) has accused China of hacking into computers in his office and elsewhere in Congress, including the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
The world is heading towards a global recession, latest forecasts from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have predicted.
In it’s latest report International Monetary Fund (IMF) have predicted world growth could slow to 3.7 % in 2008— 0.5 % point lower than what was forecast in the January 2008, citing the unfolding financial market turmoil as the biggest downside risk to the global economy.
It turned to be a rough day for the Olympic torch in Paris on Monday. Hundreds of demonstrators who gathered at the Eiffel Tower, PARIS, France who were able to put the torch out as it made its way through the French captal.
“Boycott Chinese goods” and “Save Tibet” read banners held by demonstrators.