On November 5, 2011, over 50 scholars attended a forum in Beijing and had an in-depth discussion on how the Internet can assist China in its development of culture, how to meet Internet users’ growing demands, as well how to handle the ever increasing challenge of dealing with the new ideology and trends.
During the forum, an opening ceremony was held for the new office complex for “www.cntheory.com,” the website for the Chinese Communist Party school. The school officials hoped that the website would "further improve its contents, be persistent in giving accurate guidance on ideology and cultural trends, serve the study and research needs of various levels of party leaders and researchers, and serve the role of fostering the development of advanced socialist culture."
An analysis suggests that, by the end of first half of this year, the number of China’s Internet users reached 485 million.
Source: Xinhua, November 5, 2011