A view of Ping An Insurance (Group) of China sign in Shanghai, Aug 28, 2017. [Photo/IC]

SHENZHEN – China’s leading insurer Ping An Insurance Group Co of China saw a 68.1 percent jump in net profit in the first half of this year.

The company said Thursday that from January to June, its net profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company hit 97.68 billion yuan ($13.88 billion).

For the six months of the year, Ping An’s individual clients increased by 9.5 percent year-on-year.

Operating profit attributable to shareholders of the parent company during the period was 73.46 billion yuan, up 23.8 compared to the same period last year.