81.5% of respondents in a Tencent’s survey said their daily time spent on mobile phones or tablets is over one hour. Almost half (46.6%) would spend at least 3 hours on mobile devices.
News websites/apps (63%) are the top choices for China mobile internet users obtaining news information, followed by social apps (49.4%) such as WeChat and Weibo.
Mobile clients of portal websites (46.3%) are the most trusted news source, even more credible than TV (40.6%) and clients of traditional media (24.9%).
Print and radio are among the least trusted sources of news information.
Over 57% think social platforms are either very important (24%) or important (33.3%) channels for getting news information, comparing to 47% in a similar survey conducted in 2015.
Social platforms are more popular source of news among China younger internet users: