Recognition & Awards

China Telecom Corporation Limited was honored with "The Best Listed Company" and "The Listed Chinese Company with the Most Branding Influence Overseas" by 2011 Golden Bauhinia Awards. The Awards are determined based on a comparison and comprehensive evaluation of all listed companies in Hong Kong and mainland China and their senior executives, securities institutions and financial intermediaries by Ta Kung Pao together with the key regulatory authorities, securities institutions and economists in Hong Kong and mainland China.

China Telecom Corporation Limited's website (www.chinatelecom-h.com) not only won the Gold Award for investor relations website in China, but also the Gold Award in Asia Pacific in IR Global Rankings 2011. China Telecom was further honoured with Outstanding Financial Disclosure in Asia Pacific and Outstanding Online Annual Report in Asia Pacific.

For IR Global Rankings 2011 (www.irglobalrankings.com), more than 500 publicly traded companies from over 35 countries have participated, including General Electric, Verizon, IBM, Microsoft, HSBC, CNOOC, Bank of China and Alibaba. Established in 1999, IR Global Rankings (IRGR) is the most comprehensive ranking system for investor relations websites, financial disclosure procedures, online annual reports and corporate governance practices. It is supported by key global institutions, such as Arnold & Porter, KPMG, MZ and Sodali.

China Telecom Corporation Limited's 2010 Annual Report won total 6 gold awards in the "2011 International ARC Awards" and the "Vision Awards" Annual Report Competition by The League of American Communications Professionals LLC (LACP).

"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 2,100 annual reports from 31 countries participating in the contest, which was the 25th annual competition this year.

The League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) Vision Award is one of the world's most influential annual report competition. Over 2,000 entries from more than 24 countries were received for the 11th 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 was accredited as one of the top 25 most innovative companies in China for the year of 2011 by "Fortune". The ranking was made by experienced professionals, based on evaluation of a number of factors including the innovative strategies, products, ability to attract innovative talents, management processes and innovative competitiveness of the companies.

China Telecom Corporation Limited has been voted by professional investors as one of the Most Honored Companies and Best Investor Relations Company in the telecommunications sector in the inaugural All-Asia-Executive-Team ranking organized by Institutional Investor, a highly-regarded international financial magazine. In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom was voted the Best CEO in the telecommunications sector.

All-Asia-Executive-Team ranking, by Institutional Investor, was organized for the first year to recognise Asia ex-Japan region's best executives and companies. The survey participants were asked to rank companies in their coverage universe that stand out at each of six executive team attributes, including the accessibility of senior management, industry knowledge, quality and depth of answers to inquiries, transparency of financial reporting and disclosure, among others. The results this year reflected the opinions of over 870 investment professionals at more than 420 institutions.

China Telecom ranked 222nd by revenue in "Fortune Global 500" for the year 2011. (Fortune July 2011 issue)

China Telecom Corporation Limited was awarded "The Best of Asia" by Corporate Governance Asia's 7th Recognition Awards 2011. In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman & CEO, was honoured with "Asian Corporate Director Recognition Awards 2011".

The awards are in recognition of corporate who has 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.

CAPITAL, a renowned Hong Kong financial journal, awarded China Telecom Corporation Limited "The CAPITAL Outstanding China Enterprise Awards - Telecommunications" for six consecutive years. The award, which is judged in terms of the overall performance of the enterprise, goodwill, corporate governance, operation management, market position and financial performance, aimes to honour the contribution Chinese enterprises have made to the global and domestic economies.

China Telecom Corporation Limited has been voted by investors the "Overall Best Managed Company in Asia" in Asia's Best Companies Poll 2011 conducted by FinanceAsia, a reputable financial magazine in Asia. In addition, Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom was named the "Best CEO in China", and Madam Wu Andi, Executive Vice President and CFO of the Company, was awarded the "Best CFO in China". China Telecom was further accredited by FinanceAsia with the following awards:

  • No. 1 Best Managed Company in China
  • No. 1 Best Corporate Governance in China
  • No. 1 Best Investor Relations in China
  • No. 1 Best Corporate Social Responsibility in China
  • Best Telecom Company in Asia

Mr. Wang Xiaochu, Chairman and CEO of China Telecom Corporation Limited was awarded the "Best CEO in China", and Madam Wu Andi, Executive Vice President and CFO of the Company, was awarded the "Best CFO in China" in Asian Excellence Recognition Awards 2011 organised by Corporate Governance Asia, a leading regional journal on corporate governance. In addition, China Telecom was also named The Best Corporate Social Responsibility in China and Best Investor Relations in China.

Asian Excellence Recognition Awards is designed to recognize Asian companies who perform excellently in investor communications, business ethics, corporate social responsibility, environmental practices and financial performance. The scoring of the awards and recognitions are mainly based on investors' opinion on companies' performance in the aforesaid areas.

China Telecom was accredited as platinum winner in the poll of "Corporate Awards 2010" by The Asset, a reputable financial magazine in Asia. The platinum winners have attained rigorous standards in six categories of corporate endeavors: financial performance, management acumen, corporate governance, social responsibility, environmental responsibility and investor relations.

This is the second year of The Asset organizing "Corporate Awards" which is based on a ranking of listed companies in Asia by global leading investment professionals and research analysts.

China Telecom Corporation Limited has not only been voted again by leading equity analysts the "No. 1 Best Managed Company in China", but also again the "No. 1 Best Managed Company in Asia" across all industries in the latest "Best Managed Companies in Asia Poll" by Euromoney, an international reputable financial magazine. China Telecom is the first company receiving such grand honour two years in a row. 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".

Euromoney's "Best Managed Companies in Asia Poll" is one of the most reputable awards in Asia. This is the 10th year of the event and is highly recognized by capital market participants. This year the ranking is based on a survey of 287 leading analysts at investment banks and research institutes in Asia who were asked to name which companies were the most impressive across a number of factors including quality of management, market strength, profitability, growth potential, management accessibility, accounting transparency and corporate governance amongst others.