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Consumer goods boom: Chinese tourists capture the lowering of the flag in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on their smartphones. China has over one billion mobile phone subscribers, making it the world's largest mobile phone market. About 80% of the population uses a mobile phone, and about 45% of the population has internet access. Demand from the growing middle class recently led China to surpass the US as the world's leading consumer of smartphones.

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Consumer goods boom: Chinese tourists capture the lowering of the flag in Tiananmen Square, Beijing, on their smartphones. China has over one billion mobile phone subscribers, making it the world's largest mobile phone market. About 80% of the population uses a mobile phone, and about 45% of the population has internet access. Demand from the growing middle class recently led China to surpass the US as the world's leading consumer of smartphones.

Tags: china, beijing, consumerism, smartphone

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