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1/23/2008 (Xinhua) -- Chinese consumers have been spending a lot of money on Internet purchases.

China’s Internet Research Centre has revealed online sales have jumped by 90 percent to US$8.2 billion in 2007.

Xinhua News Agency reported that China's 210 million Internet users bought items on-line with expectations that this year, internet sales should grow by another 40 percent.

Shopping over the internet now comprises one percent of China's total retail sales.

(Contributed by Xinhua)