number of charging points in China has risen to 1m (up 69% YoY).
the end of 2018 there were 760k charging points in China, up from 440k at end
Analysis and Comments
Charging infrastructure is a lot more important than battery cost and subsidies in sustaining EV growth. The Chinese authorities are shifting their priorities from subsidizing EVs to financing the roll out of charging infrastructure.
The availability of high power/speed charging infrastructure will make short range EVs (~150miles) viable as your first car rather than your second one.
This is necessary, as battery costs are likely to bottom out at above $100/kWh which would make mass market EVs with long range commercially unaviable in the absence of subsidies.