China and the Internet

There are now 10 million people in China logging onto the Internet, and that number more than doubles every year. The boom is being fueled by the emerging middle class - Chinese yuppies, or "Chuppies," with good jobs and money to spend. But unlike in the West, where the Internet affords convenience, for the Chinese it's a source of information that was completely inaccessible just a few years ago. That access is starting to have an impact on urban society. NPR's Rob Gifford reports from Beijing.



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