Recognition & Awards

The corporate website of China Telecom Corporation Limited (www.chinatelecom-h.com) was accredited the gold award in the category of "Redesign Website - Telecommunications" in the "iNova Awards 2009".

"iNova Awards" is the world's famous and independent competition honoring excellence in corporate websites. There were numerous websites from 11 countries participating in the contest, which was the 9th annual competition this year.

China Telecom was awarded the "Best Company in Telecom Sector" in the poll of "China's Most Promising Companies 2009" by The Asset, a reputable financial magazine in Asia.

This is the first year of The Asset organizing "China's Most Promising Companies" award which is based on a ranking by global leading investment professionals and research analysts of about 300 Chinese companies listed in Hong Kong. The award aims to honor the most promising Chinese companies in different industries. The award's judging criteria mainly include profitability, quality of management, standards of corporate governance, treatment of minority shareholders, effectiveness of investor relations.

China Telecom ranked top 10 in China in the "Asia 200 Survey" for the year 2009 organised by the Wall Street Journal Asia.

The corporate website of China Telecom Corporation Limited (www.chinatelecom-h.com) has won the silver award in the category of "International Telecommunications" in the "W3 Awards 2009". "W3 Awards" is an international competition organised by the US International Academy of the Visual Arts, honoring excellent websites with design creativity and marketing communication effectiveness. The judges are primarily from media, advertising and marketing professionals. There were altogether nearly 3,000 entries worldwide participating in this year's contest.

In the "2009 International ARC Awards", the world's most respected annual report competition, China Telecom Corporation Limited's 2008 Annual Report won the gold award in the overall annual report category. Moreover, in the "Best of Class" competition among the winning entries, it has won the "Grand Award - Best of Hong Kong".

"International ARC Awards" is the world's largest and independent international competition honoring excellence in annual reports and corporate communications. "International ARC Awards" is branded as the "Academy Awards of Annual Report" according to the financial media. Judging is based on the values of creativity, clarity, effectiveness, and excellence of the annual reports. There were altogether more than 1,800 annual reports from 25 countries participating in the contest, which was the 23rd annual competition this year

China Telecom was accredited with "The 2009 Grand Award of Corporate Social Responsibility in China" by "China Enterprises CSR Research Center". China Telecom is the only communication company winning this award. The award's judging criteria mainly include corporate governance and ethical values, employment and employee rights protection, environmental protection, energy saving and reducing emission, product quality control, consumer rights protection, supply chain partnership relations, promotion of Chinese technologies, tax contribution index, scientific and proper responsibility management system, corporate image.

Pursuant to the joint recommendation of the Publicity Department, CCCPC and the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), China Telecom was honoured Number 1 in "State-owned Model Enterprises in China" for the Year 2009. This fully demonstrated the recognition by the State of the achievements of China Telecom's implementation of strategic transformation and innovation development.

China Telecom Corporation Limited was awarded the "Asia's Best Companies in Corporate Governance in China" by Corporate Governance Asia's Annual Recognition Awards 2009. The awards are in recognition of corporate's performance in overall corporate governance track record, management discipline, disclosure and transparency, the discipline of the board of directors and its sub-committees, investor relations practices, corporate social responsibility practices, and etc.

Hong Kong renowned financial journal CAPITAL awarded China Telecom Corporation Limited "The CAPITAL Outstanding China Enterprise Awards - Telecommunications" for four consecutive years. The award's judging criteria were mainly formulated in terms of the overall performance of the enterprise, goodwill, corporate governance, operation management, market position and financial performance, which aims to honor the contribution Chinese enterprises have made to the global and domestic economies.

China Telecom ranked 263th by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2009. (Fortune July 2009 issue)

China Telecom Corporation Limited won 2 awards in "2009 ALB China Law Awards", namely the "Chinese Company In-house Team of the Year" and the "China In-house Team of the Year", organized by the "Asia Legal Business" magazine (ALB). It is the first time for a Chinese company winning these 2 key awards at the same time.

Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom Corporation Limited, was awarded the "Best CEO", and Madam Wu Andi, CFO of the Company, was awarded the "Best CFO" in China by FinanceAsia in the Asia's Best Companies Poll. In addition, China Telecom was accredited with the following awards in China:

  • Best Investor Relations (ranked 1st)
  • Best Managed Company (ranked 2nd)
  • Best Corporate Social Responsibility (ranked 2nd)
  • Best Corporate Governance (ranked 3rd)
  • Most Committed to a Strong Dividend Policy (ranked 3rd)

The corporate website of China Telecom Corporation Limited (www.chinatelecom-h.com) has been accredited as the "Best Investor Relations Website" in Greater China in "IR Global Rankings 2009".

"IR Global Rankings" is an internationally renowned annual ranking on the effectiveness of investor relations. It was launched by MZ Consult NY LLC, a leading international investor relations and financial communications consulting firm, and was supported by international institutions including NYSE Euronext, KPMG, Bloomberg, etc. There were more than 160 companies from 30 countries participating in this year's "IR Global Rankings", which was the 11th annual ranking.

The corporate website of China Telecom Corporation Limited (www.chinatelecom-h.com) has won the silver award in the category of "Best International Investor Relations Website" in the "Mercury Excellence Awards 2009".

"Mercury Excellence Awards" is one of the world's largest international competition honoring excellence in public relations and corporate communications. There were altogether nearly 1,000 entries from 21 countries participating in this year's (the 22nd) contest.

China Telecom ranked 139th in "The Forbes Global 2000" for the Year 2009, which was based on a composite ranking from four metrics: sales, profits, assets and market value.

China Telecom Corporation Limited has been awarded "Asia's Best Managed Fixed Telecom Company" in the "Asia's Best Managed Companies 2009" for two consecutive years by Euromoney, an international reputable financial magazine.

This is the 8th Euromoney's Asia best managed companies ranking, which is based on a survey of 211 leading fund managers and analysts in major financial institutions in Asia Pacific regions. There are totally 683 listed companies participating in the ranking this year.