China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. (“China Unicom”) was officially established on 6 January 2009 on the basis of the merger of former China Netcom and former China Unicom. It has subsidiaries in 31 provinces (autonomous regions and municipalities) across China and many countries and regions around the world. It is the only Chinese telecom operator listed on the stock exchanges in New York, Hong Kong and Shanghai. It has been listed in Fortune 500 for ten consecutive years, and ranked the 273rd in 2018. The main businesses operated by China Unicom include fixed and mobile communications services, domestic and international communications facilities services, data communications service, network access service, value-added telecom services and system integration service related to information and communications services. On 28 April 2009, China Unicom rolled out an all-service brand “WO”, which represents our innovation service philosophy and provides comprehensive services to individuals, family customers and group clients. China Unicom owns a modern communications network covering entire China and linking the world. We have been actively pushing forward broadband-based fixed and mobile network development, and promoted the implementation of the cyber power strategy at the corporate level so as to provide comprehensive and high quality information and communications services to the wide users. China Unicom has officially released the brand logo for 5G - ‘5Gn’on April 23th 2019, focusing on the theme ‘Grow into the Future’. By earnestly practising the new development philosophies and comprehensively deepening the implementation of the Focus strategy in 2018, our business structure has been optimized with noticeable results, the health level and the business performance have improved significantly. Oriented to the future, standing in a new era, all the staff of China Unicom will further expedite the building of the “Five New” China Unicom, and put emphasis on practice and implementation, to comprehensively drive the Company towards high-quality reform and development, and celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China with excellent achievements.
Mr. Wang Xiaochu was born in August 1958 and started his professional career in December 1976. He is a member of the Communist Party of China and a professor-level Senior Engineer. Mr. Wang graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1980 and received a doctor’s degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005. Mr. Wang successively served as Deputy Director-General and Director-General of Hangzhou Telecommunication Bureau, Director-General of Tianjin Municipal Post and Telecommunication Administration, Chairman and CEO of China Mobile (Hong Kong) Limited, Vice President of China Mobile Communications Corporation, and President, Chairman and Secretary of Party Leadership Group of China Telecommunications Corporation (CTC). He is currently Chairman and Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited ("Unicom Group").