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10/23/2007-- China is the world’s biggest mobile market in both user numbers and handset manufacturing, the MII says.

Vice-Minister Xi Guohua said China today has nearly 900 million phone subscribers, including 520 million mobile users – a fifth of the world total. It has a mobile penetration rate of approximately 40%.

China is also the world’s major handset manufacturing center, he said. Chinese plants shipped 480 million handsets last year, up 58.2% from the previous year and representing 47% of global output.

Up to August this year, 348 million terminals were shipped, up 27.9%from the same period in 2006.

(Contributed by Telecomasia.net)