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Directors and Senior Management
Chang XiaobingChairman and Chief Executive Officer
Lu YiminExecutive Director and President
Li FushenExecutive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Zhang JunanExecutive Director and Senior Vice President
Cesareo Alierta IzuelNon-Executive Director
Cheung Wing Lam LinusIndependent Non-Executive Director
Wong Wai MingIndependent Non-Executive Director
John Lawson ThorntonIndependent Non-Executive Director
Chung Shui Ming TimpsonIndependent Non-Executive Director
Cai HongbinIndependent Non-Executive Director
Law Fan Chiu Fun FannyIndependent Non-Executive Director
Jiang ZhengxinSenior Vice President
Shao GuangluSenior Vice President
Xiong YuSenior Vice President
Chang Xiaobing
(Chairman and Chief Executive Officer)

Aged 57, was appointed in December 2004 as an Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Chang, a professor level senior engineer, graduated in 1982 from the Nanjing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications with a bachelor's degree in telecommunications engineering and received a master's degree in business administration from Tsinghua University in 2001. He received a doctor's degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2005. Prior to joining China United Telecommunications Corporation, Mr. Chang served as a Deputy Director of the Nanjing Municipal Posts and Telecommunications Bureau of Jiangsu Province and a Deputy Director General of the Directorate General of Telecommunications of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and a Deputy Director General and Director General of the Department of Telecommunications Administration of the former Ministry of Information Industry, Vice President of China Telecommunications Corporation, as well as Executive Director and President of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Mr. Chang was appointed the Chairman of China United Telecommunications Corporation in November 2004. In December 2008, China United Telecommunications Corporation changed its company name to China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (“Unicom Group”). Mr. Chang has served as a Director of Telefónica S.A. (“Telefónica”, listed on various stock exchanges including Madrid, New York and London) since May 2011. He also serves as the Chairman of Unicom Group, China United Network Communications Limited (“A Share Company”) and China United Network Communications Corporation Limited (“CUCL”), respectively. Mr. Chang has extensive operational and managerial experience in the telecommunications industry.

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Lu Yimin
(Executive Director and President)

Aged 50, was appointed as an Executive Director of the Company in October 2008 and President of the Company in February 2009. Mr. Lu, a researcher level senior engineer, graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University with a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1985 and then was awarded a master's degree in public administration by the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Mr. Lu joined China Network Communications Group Corporation (“Netcom Group”) in December 2007, serving as senior management. Mr. Lu has served as a Non-Executive Director of PCCW Limited (“PCCW”, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with an American Depositary Receipt trading on the Pink Sheets’ OTC Market in the U.S.) since May 2008 and the Deputy Chairman of PCCW since November 2011. Mr. Lu has served as a Non-Executive Director of HKT Limited (HKT Trust and HKT Limited are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and HKT Management Limited (the trustee-manager of the HKT Trust) since November 2011. Prior to joining the Netcom Group, Mr. Lu was a member of the Secretary Bureau of the General Office of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, serving as the Deputy Director and the Director of the Information Processing Office since 1992, Secretary at deputy director general level since 2001 and Secretary at director general level since 2005. Mr. Lu is Vice Chairman and President of Unicom Group. Mr. Lu is also a Director and President of A Share Company, and a Director and President of CUCL. Mr. Lu has extensive experience in government administration and business management.

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Li Fushen
(Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer)

Aged 51, was appointed in March 2011 as an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Li graduated from the Jilin Engineering Institute with a degree in engineering management in 1988, and from the Australian National University with a master's degree in management in 2004. From November 2001 to October 2003, Mr. Li served as Deputy General Manager of the former Jilin Provincial Telecommunications Company and Jilin Communications Company. From October 2003 to August 2005, Mr. Li served as General Manager of the Finance Department of Netcom Group. Since October 2005, he has served as the Chief Accountant of Netcom Group. He has served as Chief Financial Officer of China Netcom Group Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited (“China Netcom”) since September 2005 and has served as Executive Director of China Netcom since January 2007. From December 2006 to March 2008, Mr. Li served as Joint Company Secretary of China Netcom. From February 2009 to March 2011, Mr. Li served as a Senior Vice President of the Company. In addition, Mr. Li has served as a Non-Executive Director of PCCW Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with an American Depositary Receipt trading on the Pink Sheets' OTC Market in the U.S.) since July 2007, and a Non-Executive Director of HKT Limited (HKT Trust and HKT Limited are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange) and HKT Management Limited (the trustee-manager of the HKT Trust) since November 2011. Mr. Li is a Director, Vice President and Chief Accountant of Unicom Group, a Director of A Share Company, as well as Director and Senior Vice President of CUCL. Mr. Li has worked in the telecommunications industry for a long period of time and has extensive management experience.

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Zhang Junan
(Executive Director and Senior Vice President)

Aged 57, was appointed in August 2014 as an Executive Director. Mr. Zhang was appointed as Vice President of the Company in April 2006 and Senior Vice President of the Company in February 2009. Mr. Zhang graduated from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications majoring in carrier communication in 1982. He received a master’s degree in business administration from the Australian National University in 2002 and a doctor’s degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2008. He previously served as a Director of the Bengbu Municipal Posts and Telecommunications Bureau in Anhui Province and a Deputy Director of the Anhui Provincial Posts and Telecommunications Bureau. From 2000 to 2005, he served as a Deputy General Manager and General Manager of the Anhui Provincial Telecommunications Company and the Chairman and General Manager of the Anhui Provincial Telecommunications Co., Limited. Mr. Zhang joined the China United Telecommunications Corporation in December 2005 and served as Vice President. In December 2008, China United Telecommunications Corporation changed its company name to China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (“Unicom Group”). From April 2006 to October 2008, Mr. Zhang served as the Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Zhang has served as a Non-Executive Director of PCCW Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with an American Depositary Receipt trading on the Pink Sheets’ OTC Market in the U.S.) since August 2014. In addition, Mr. Zhang serves as a Non-Executive Director of China Communications Services Corporation Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Zhang also serves as Vice President of Unicom Group, a Director of A Share Company, as well as Director and Senior Vice President of CUCL. Mr. Zhang has worked in the telecommunications industry for a long period of time and has extensive management experience.

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Cesareo Alierta Izuel
(Non-Executive Director)

Aged 69, was appointed in October 2008 as a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Alierta has been a member of the Board of Directors of Telefónica (listed on various stock exchanges including Madrid, New York and London) from January 1997 and has been Chairman of Telefónica since July 2000. Mr. Alierta is a member of the Board of Directors of International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG, listed on the stock exchanges of Madrid and London). He is also the Chairman of the Social Board of the UNED (National Long Distance Spanish University) and a member of the Columbia Business School Board of Overseers. Between 1970 and 1985, he was the General Manager of the Capital Markets division at Banco Urquijo in Madrid. He has been the founder and Chairman of Beta Capital. As from 1991, he has also acted as the Chairman of the Spanish Financial Analysts' Association. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors and the Standing Committee of the Madrid Stock Exchange. Between 1996 and 2000, he held the post of Chairman of Tabacalera, S.A., and subsequently Altadis following the company's merger with the French group Seita. Mr. Alierta served as a Non-Executive Director of China Netcom during the period from December 2007 to November 2008. From April 2008 to December 2013 he was a member of the Board of Directors of Telecom Italia, S.p.A. In September 2005, Mr. Alierta received “The Global Spanish Entrepreneur” award from the Spanish/US Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Alierta holds a degree in law from the University of Zaragoza and received a master's degree in business administration at the University of Columbia (New York) in 1970.

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Cheung Wing Lam Linus
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Aged 66, was appointed in May 2004 as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Cheung is Chairman of the Council of Centennial College and an Independent Non-Executive Director of HKR International Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Cheung was Chairman of the Board of Governors of Centennial College, Chairman of the University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education, Chairman of Asia Television Limited, Deputy Chairman of PCCW Limited, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Taikang Life Insurance Company Limited, as well as President of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (Hong Kong Region). Prior to the merger of Pacific Century Cyberworks Limited and Cable & Wireless HKT Limited, or Hongkong Telecom, Mr. Cheung was the Chief Executive of Hongkong Telecom and an Executive Director of Cable & Wireless plc in the United Kingdom. Mr. Cheung also worked at Cathay Pacific Airways for 23 years, before departing as Deputy Managing Director. He was appointed an Official Justice of the Peace in 1990 and a Non-official Justice of the Peace in 1992. Mr. Cheung received a bachelor's degree in social sciences and a diploma in management studies from the University of Hong Kong. He is also an Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong and of The Chartered Institute of Marketing in the United Kingdom.

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Wong Wai Ming
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Aged 56, was appointed in January 2006 as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Wong is Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Lenovo Group Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange). Besides, Mr. Wong is a Non-Executive Director of Linmark Group (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Prior to his current executive position at Lenovo Group Limited, Mr. Wong was a Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Roly International Holdings Limited and an Executive Director of Linmark Group. Mr. Wong was also an Independent Non-Executive Director of I.T Limited. Mr. Wong was previously an investment banker with over 15 years of experience in investment banking business in Greater China and was a member of the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited. Mr. Wong is a chartered accountant and holds a bachelor's degree (with Honors) in management science from the Victoria University of Manchester in the United Kingdom.

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John Lawson Thornton
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Aged 60, was appointed in October 2008 as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Thornton is currently a Professor and Director of the Global Leadership Program, and Member of the Advisory Board, at the Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management in Beijing. He is the Chairman of Barrick Gold Corporation (listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange). He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. Mr. Thornton is a Director of Ford Motor Company (listed on the New York Stock Exchange). He is also an advisory board member of China Investment Corporation (CIC) and China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Mr. Thornton served as a Director of HSBC Holdings plc from December 2008 to May 2013, a Director of News Corporation from June 2004 to November 2012 and an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Netcom from October 2004 to November 2008. Mr. Thornton retired in July 2003 as President and Director of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. Mr. Thornton received an A.B. in history from Harvard College in 1976, a B.A. and M.A. in jurisprudence from Oxford University in 1978 and an M.P.P.M. from the Yale School of Management in 1980.

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Chung Shui Ming Timpson
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Aged 62, was appointed in October 2008 as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Chung is a member of the National Committee of the 12th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference. He is also the Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development. Besides, Mr. Chung is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Glorious Sun Enterprises Limited, The Miramar Hotel & Investment Co. Limited, China Overseas Grand Oceans Group Limited, China Everbright Limited, Henderson Land Development Company Limited, China Construction Bank Corporation and Jinmao Investments and Jinmao (China) Investments Holdings Limited (all listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Chung is also an Independent Director of China State Construction Eng. Corp. Ltd. (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange). From October 2004 to November 2008, Mr. Chung served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Netcom. Formerly, he was the Chairman of China Business of Jardine Fleming Holdings Limited and the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of BOC International Limited. He was also the Director-General of Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong, the Chairman of the Council of the City University of Hong Kong, the Chairman of the Hong Kong Housing Society, a member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Vice Chairman of the Land Fund Advisory Committee of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government, a member of the Managing Board of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, a member of the Hong Kong Housing Authority, a member of the Disaster Relief Fund Advisory Committee, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Nine Dragons Paper (Holdings) Limited, an Independent Director of China Everbright Bank Company Limited and an Outside Director of China Mobile Communications Corporation. Mr. Chung holds a bachelor of science degree from the University of Hong Kong and a master's degree in business administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Chung also received an honorary doctoral degree in Social Science from the City University of Hong Kong in 2010. Mr. Chung is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

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Cai Hongbin
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Aged 46, was appointed in May 2010 as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Cai is currently the Dean of and a Professor in Applied Economics at Guanghua School of Management at Peking University. Besides, Mr. Cai is a Deputy to the National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China and an Outside Director of China Petrochemical Corporation. Prior to joining Guanghua School of Management at Peking University, Mr. Cai served as an Assistant Professor of the Economics Department at University of California, Los Angeles. He was also an Independent Director of China Everbright Bank Company Limited, Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited and Beijing Venustech Inc.. Mr. Cai received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Wuhan University in 1988, a master's degree in Economics from Peking University in 1991, and a doctoral degree in Economics from Stanford University in 1997. In addition, Mr. Cai was awarded New Century Excellent Talents in University from Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China (the “Ministry of Education”) in 2006, the National Outstanding Young Researcher from National Science Foundation of China in 2007, the National Changjiang Scholar from the Ministry of Education in 2008 , Fellow of the Econometric Society in 2011 and Council of the Econometric Society in 2012. Mr. Cai has carried out extensive research in the areas of, among others, game theory, industrial organization, corporate finance and Chinese economy, and has published many academic papers in top international and national journals.

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Law Fan Chiu Fun Fanny
(Independent Non-Executive Director)

Aged 61, was appointed in November 2012 as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mrs. Law is currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation, a Deputy of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) to the National People's Congress of the People’s Republic of China, a Member of the Executive Council of the Government of HKSAR, the Special Adviser to the China-US Exchange Foundation, a Director of the Fan Family Trust Fund and the Honorary Principal of Ningbo Huizhen Academy. Besides, Mrs. Law is an Independent Non-Executive Director of CLP Holdings Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Prior to her retirement from the civil service in 2007, Mrs. Law was the Commissioner of the Hong Kong Independent Commission Against Corruption. During her 30 years as an Administrative Officer, Mrs. Law has worked in many fields, including medical and health, economic services, housing, land and planning, home affairs, social welfare, civil service, transport and education. Mrs. Law graduated from the University of Hong Kong with an Honours degree in Science, and in 2009 was named an outstanding alumnus of the Science Faculty of the University of Hong Kong. She received a Master degree in Public Administration from Harvard University and was named a Littauer Fellow of Harvard University. She also holds a Master degree in Education from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

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Jiang Zhengxin
(Senior Vice President)

Aged 56, was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Company in February 2009. Mr. Jiang is a senior engineer of professor level. He received a bachelor’s degree in radio engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1982, a master’s degree in business administration from Jilin University in 2001, and a PhD in political economy from Jilin University in 2006. Mr. Jiang served as Deputy Director of the Bureau of Telecommunications Administration in Changchun of Jilin Province from February 1998 to July 1999. He was the Deputy General Manager of Jilin Mobile Communication Company from July 1999 to March 2004. He served as the Deputy General Manager of South Communication Co. Limited of Netcom Group from March 2004 to June 2004, and he was the General Manager of Zhejiang Branch of Netcom Group from June 2004 to September 2007. He has served as Deputy General Manager of Netcom Group since September 2007. Mr. Jiang is a Vice President of Unicom Group, as well as Director and Senior Vice President of CUCL. Mr. Jiang has worked in the telecommunications industry for a long period of time and has extensive management experience.

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Shao Guanglu
(Senior Vice President)

Aged 50, was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Company in April 2011. Mr. Shao is a senior engineer. He received a bachelor’s degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1985, a master’s degree in engineering and a master’s degree in economics from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1988 and 1990, respectively, a master’s degree in management from BI Norwegian Business School in 2002 and a doctor’s degree in management from Nankai University in 2009. Mr. Shao joined China United Telecommunications Corporation in February 1995. In December 2008, China United Telecommunications Corporation changed its company name to China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (“Unicom Group”). Mr. Shao was Deputy General Manager of Tianjin Branch, Deputy General Manager of Henan Branch, General Manager of Guangxi Branch, as well as General Manager of Human Resource Department of Unicom Group. Mr. Shao also serves as a Vice President of Unicom Group, and a Director and Senior Vice President of CUCL. Mr. Shao Guanglu has worked in the telecommunications industry for a long period of time and has extensive management experience.

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Xiong Yu
(Senior Vice President)

Aged 44, was appointed as Senior Vice President of the Company in October 2014. Mr. Xiong is a senior engineer. He received a bachelor’s degree in radio technology from Southeast University in 1991 and a master’s degree in business administration from Central South University in 2009. Mr. Xiong joined China United Telecommunications Corporation in January 2003. In December 2008, China United Telecommunications Corporation changed its company name to China United Network Communications Group Company Limited (“Unicom Group”). Mr. Xiong was General Manager of Chenzhou Branch, General Manager of Changsha Branch, General Manager of Nanjing Branch, General Manager of Hubei Branch, as well as General Manager of Marketing and Sales Department of Unicom Group. Mr. Xiong also serves as a Vice President of Unicom Group. Mr. Xiong Yu has worked in the telecommunications industry for a long period of time and has extensive management experience.

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