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Cell phones surging in China

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BEIJING — The number of mobile phone users in China — already the world's biggest market — has hit 250 million, the government said Friday.

Chinese phone companies signed up nearly 29 million new mobile customers in the first half of the year, the Ministry of Information Industry said.

The country has 472 million fixed-line phone subscribers, the ministry said in a report carried by the official Xinhua News Agency.