There are now 618 million internet users in China according to the latest numbers from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC).
This indicates an internet penetration of 45.8%, increasing once again and reaching nearly half the population.
Mobile internet has also increased and fully 500 million Chinese neitzens use their phones to access the web, which means that 81% of all internet users access the web via their phones.
We touched yesterday on the coming innovative wave in China's retail banking industry and the numbers above are a big part of that and will be a key part of what makes this wave of innovation so incredible.
Watch this space.