Recognition & Awards

The corporate website of China Telecom Corporation Limited (www.chinatelecom-h.com) has won the gold award in the category of "Corporate Communications" in the "2010 W3 Awards".

"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 over 3,000 entries worldwide participating in the contest, which was the 5th annual competition this year.

China Telecom Corporation Limited's 2009 Annual Report won SEVEN gold awards (a record high) in the "2010 International ARC Awards", the world's most respected annual report competition.

  • Gold Award in Overall Annual Report, Telecommunications Industry
  • Gold Award in Overall Annual Report, Information Services Industry
  • Gold Award in Overall Annual Report, IT Services & Solutions Industry
  • Gold Award in Interactive Online Annual Report, Telecommunications Industry
  • Gold Award in Cover Design, Telecommunications Industry
  • Gold Award in Interior Design, Telecommunications Industry
  • Gold Award in Printing & Production, Telecommunications Industry

"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 Reports" 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 1,900 annual reports from 27 countries participating in the contest, which was the 24th annual competition this year.

China Telecom's 2009 annual report has been honored 2 gold awards in the most creative annual report in Asia-Pacific Region and overall annual report of telecommunications industry in the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) 2009 Vision Awards competition. The judging panel paid special tribute to the company's creative design, interactivity, information effectiveness and message clarity.

The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Vision Award is one of the world's most influential annual report competition. Over 4,000 entries from more than 25 countries were received for the 10th Vision Awards this year. All entries were judged by experienced media professionals, based on the overall impression, cover design, chairman's statement, report narrative, report financials, creativity, message clarity and information accessibility of the annual reports.

China Telecom ranked 204th by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2010. (Fortune July 2010 issue)

China Telecom Corporation Limited was awarded "Asia's Best Companies in Corporate Governance" by Corporate Governance Asia's Annual Recognition Awards 2010. In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman & CEO, was honoured with "Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards 2010".

The awards are in recognition of corporate's outstanding performance in various aspects including overall corporate governance track record, management discipline, disclosure and transparency, the discipline of the board of directors and its sub-committees, investor relations practices and corporate social responsibility practices.

Hong Kong renowned financial journal CAPITAL awarded China Telecom Corporation Limited "The CAPITAL Outstanding China Enterprise Awards - Telecommunications" for five 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 honour the contribution Chinese enterprises have made to the global and domestic economies.

China Telecom Corporation Limited has been voted by investors the "No. 1 Best Managed Company in China" and the "No. 1 Best Managed Company in Asian Telecom Sector" in Asia's Best Companies Poll 2010 conducted by FinanceAsia, a reputable international financial magazine. In addition, China Telecom was accredited with the following awards in China:

  • No. 1 Best Corporate Governance
  • No. 1 Best Investor Relations
  • No. 1 Best Corporate Social Responsibility

China Telecom Corporation Limited has been accredited as the "Best Online Annual Report in Greater China" and ranked the 1st runner-up for "Investor Relations Website in China" in "IR Global Rankings 2010".

"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 500 companies from 35 countries participating in this year's "IR Global Rankings", which was the 12th annual ranking.

The corporate website of China Telecom Corporation Limited (www.chinatelecom-h.com) has won the silver award in the "Best International Redesign Website" in the "Mercury Excellence Awards 2010".

"Mercury Excellence Awards" is one of the world's largest and honoring excellence in public relations and corporation communications. There were altogether nearly 700 entries from 21 countries participating in this year (the 23rd) contest.

China Telecom ranked 473rd in "The Forbes Global 2000" for the Year 2010, which was based on a composite ranking from four metrics: sales, profits, assets and market value.

China Telecom Corporation Limited has not only been voted by investors the "No. 1 Best Managed Company in China", but also the "No. 1 Best Managed Company in Asia" across all industries in the "Asia Best Managed and Governed Companies 2010" ranking by Euromoney, an international reputable financial magazine. In the individual categories, China Telecom has also been ranked as the "Best Corporate Governance in Asia", the "Most Convincing and Coherent Strategy in Asia" and the "Most Accessible Senior Management in Asia".

This is the 9th Euromoney's Asia best managed companies ranking, which is based on a survey of 221 leading analysts at the largest investment banks and research institutes in Asia who have given several thousand nominations for the listed companies across Asia.