Financial Highlights

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flows

(All amounts in RMB millions)

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  Six months ended 30 June
  Note 2016 2017
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations 43,337 47,449
Income tax paid   (1,407) (785)
Net cash inflow from operating activities   41,930 46,664
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment (46,650) (36,282)
Proceeds from Tower Assets Disposal 3,000
Other cash flows arising from investing activities (1,109) (585)
Net cash outflow from investing activities   (44,759) (36,867)
Cash flows from financing activities
Dividend paid to equity shareholder of the Company 21 (3,737)
Other cash flows arising from financing activities 5,906 448
Net cash inflow from financing activities   2,169 448
Net (decrease) / increase in cash and cash equivalents (660) 10,245
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 21,755 23,633
Effect of changes in foreign exchange rate 42 (44)
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period   21,137 33,834
Analysis of the balances of cash and cash equivalents:
Cash balances 2 1
Bank balances 21,135 33,833
    21,137 33,834

The notes on pages 14 to 40 are an integral part of this unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information.