Average daily leisure time in China is 2.55 hours, which is more than three years ago (2.16 hours) according to CCTV’s latest research on China economic life. One third of Chinese leisure time is spent on the internet, especially on mobile phones in China. The research also shows that high-income group are those who have more leisure time in China in 2015.
Mobile internet is booming in China. Baidu mobile search revenue surpassed that of desktop computers in Dec 2014. And, Weibo mobile ad revenues now make up more than half of Weibo’s total ad revenues in 2014 according to Weibo’s financial results.
People whose annual income are between RMB50,000 and 60,000 have less than 160 minutes for leisure per day while those whose over RMB210,000 have 180 to 190 minutes leisure time in China in 2015.
Though the leisure time is increasing in China, the number is still half of the one in developed countries like Germany, and the U.S. One third leisure time is spent on the internet and one-third on television, one-tenth on reading.
Besides, the research points out that among low-income group whose income are below RMB20,000, 12.01% of them do not have any leisure time. Only 5.87% of Chinese people whose income are over RMB100,000 have no leisure time in 2015.