According to the Chinese Ministry of Information Industry (MII), China now boasts over 501 million mobile phone subscribers. This number does not necessarily mean that there are over 500 million users as some could have more than one phone. For example, in Beijing there are 100.7 subscriptions per hundred people.
China’s adoption of mobile telephony has been nothing short of explosive with the number of subscribers growing by 1766 percent since last year! As reported earlier, just China Mobile has more subscribers than there are US citizens.