ChinaNet Online Holdings Will Participate in 2013 China Franchise Expo in Chengdu

ChinaNet Online Holdings Will Participate in 2013 China Franchise Expo in
Chengdu

BEIJING, Nov. 12, 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 it will participate in the
inaugural China Franchise Exhibition to be held at the Chengdu Century
International Convention Center from November 14^th to 16^th, 2013. ChinaNet
representatives will network with franchise owners and local government
representatives to discuss Liansuo.com and other ChinaNet products and
services.

The China Chain Store & Franchise Association ("China Franchise Association")
is one of the largest business associations in China. Since it was formed in
1997, the China Franchise Association has grown rapidly to over 1,000
enterprise members and 200,000 chain stores across a wide variety of
industries, including retail, household goods, education, and hospitality.
This will be China Franchise Association's first event to be held in Chengdu.
Located in southwest China and the capital of Sichuan province, Chengdu is
home to over 14 million residents and 10,000 small and medium sized
businesses.

As a strategic partner of the 2013 China Franchise Expo, Liansuo.com will
introduce its full suite of advertising and marketing services to business and
franchise owners attending the event. Additionally, Liansuo.com will host the
live webcast of the 2013 China Franchise Expo showcasing presentations by
various business leaders.

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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