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    China Communications 1998

      Telephones 89 million (1997 est.); note - there are 2.5 telephones per 100 urban population and 7.2 telephones per 100 total population

      Telephone system domestic and international services are increasingly available for private use; unevenly distributed domestic system serves principal cities, industrial centers, and most townships
      domestic: interprovincial fiber-optic trunk lines and cellular telephone systems have been installed; a domestic satellite system with 55 earth stations is in place
      international: satellite earth stations - 5 Intelsat (4 Pacific Ocean and 1 Indian Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Indian Ocean Region) and 1 Inmarsat (Pacific and Indian Ocean Regions); several international fiber-optic links to Japan, South Korea, and Hong Kong

      Radio broadcast stations AM 274, FM NA, shortwave 0

      Radios 216.5 million (1992 est.)

      Television broadcast stations 202 (repeaters 2,050)

      Televisions 75 million

      NOTE: The information regarding China on this page is re-published from the 1998 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of China Communications 1998 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about China Communications 1998 should be addressed to the CIA.

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