ChinaNet Online Holdings Participated in 10th Annual Chinese Franchise Expo

ChinaNet Online Holdings Participated in 10th Annual Chinese Franchise Expo

BEIJING, Sept. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.
(Nasdaq:CNET) (the "Company"), a leading B2B (business to business) Internet
technology company focusing on providing online-to-offline ("O2O") sales
channel expansion services for small and medium-sized enterprises ("SMEs") and
entrepreneurial management and networking services for entrepreneurs in the
People's Republic of China, today announced its operating subsidiary,
Liansuo.com, participated in the 2013 Chinese Franchise Expo held at the
Shanghai International Exhibition Center on September 14^th through September
16^th, 2013.

This year is the 10-year anniversary of the Chinese Franchise Expo. Over the
past nine years, the exhibition has grown immensely to become one the largest
platforms for thousands of brands and investors to exchange ideas and form
partnerships. With the gathering of well-known brands, high-quality investment
groups and a variety of activities, it has become the most recognized and
successful exhibitions for franchises in China. This year's event attracted
several new brands, including Burger King and Gelato Di Natura from Italy.

As the strategic partner of the live webcast of the 2013 Chinese Franchise
Expo, Liansuo.com invited various business leaders to share their valuable
experiences and expertise regarding the franchise industry. These webcasts
provide valuable information to Liansuo.com's more than 8,000 existing
registered business users throughout China and serve as an important entry
point for the Company to introduce Liansuo.com's products and services to
prospective clients.

About ChinaNet Online Holdings, Inc.

The Company, a parent company of ChinaNet Online Media Group Ltd.,
incorporated in the BVI ("ChinaNet"), is a leading B2B (business to business)
Internet technology company focusing on providing O2O (online to offline)
sales channel expansion service for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
and entrepreneurial management and networking service for entrepreneurs in
China. The Company, through certain contractual arrangements with operating
companies in the PRC, provides Internet advertising and other services for
Chinese SMEs via its portal websites, 28.com, Liansuo.com and Chuangye.com, TV
commercials and program production via China-Net TV, and in-house LCD
advertising on banking kiosks targeting Chinese banking patrons. Website:
http://www.chinanet-online.com.

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         Ted Haberfield, President
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         Email: thaberfield@mzgroup.us
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