The Chinese government has announced that the country's internet population has just passed a major milestone. 802 million people are now actively using the internet in China, 57 percent of the population, according to the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) which is a part of the Ministry of Industry and Education. By way of comparison, the United States has an estimated 300 million internet users.
Interestingly, 788 million people are mobile users, 98 percent of the country's user base. That shows just how efficient China's roll out of network coverage has been as well as how mobile technology has become a vital part of everyday life across the country.