According to China Internet Information Center (CNNIC), the number of Chinese net users as of June 2018 reached 802 million. Penetration rate of the Internet reached 57.7%. The number of net users by cellular phone was 788 million, and the proportion of Internet connection by mobile phone reached 98.3%. Chinese net users are mainly young, adolescents and middle-aged people. The percentage of net online shoppers and online payment users accounted for 71% of net users as a whole. 44 % use online payments by mobile phones, an increase by 5 points since last December. The online payment industry in China is at the top of the world in terms of number of users, transaction size, and business models.

Japan JST China news, August 21, 2008