China is more mobile than ever

Mobile internet in China has now pushed through the 50% threshold, according to the 39th China Internet Development Statistics Report, complied by the Chinese government agency responsible for the internet.

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As of December 2016, China had 731 million internet users. That figure represents 53.2 percent of China’s population, meaning that it is almost on par with the population of Europe: 743 million people. But, perhaps more impressively, 95 percent of internet users are on mobile; that’s 695 million in total. That means that, for the first time, half of China’s 1.4 billion population use the internet on a mobile device. On top of this, China has 469 million mobile wallet users, that’s up 31.2 percent over the past year.

Read the full report here.

Giles Hirst