China Telecom Corporation Limited (the "Company") is a joint stock limited company established pursuant to the PRC Company Law by China Telecommunications Corporation as its sole promoter on 10 September 2002. Its controlling shareholder China Telecommunications Corporation, a wholly state-owned enterprise, directly owns 70.89% of its issued share capital.
The Company is the leading provider of wire-line telecommunications services in 20 provinces / Autonomous Regions and Municipalities of China. The service regions consist of Shanghai Municipality, Guangdong Province, Jiangsu Province, Zhejiang Province, Anhui Province, Fujian Province, Jiangxi Province, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Chongqing Municipalities, Sichuan Province, Hubei Province, Hunan Province, Yunnan Province, Hainan Province, Guizhou Province, Qinghai Province, Gansu Province, Shaanxi Province, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region and Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
In 2002 the Company successfully completed its corporate restructuring and global initial public offering with its H shares listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Nov.15, 2002 (Hong Kong time) and ADS listed on the New York Stock Exchange on Nov.14, 2002 (New York time).
H share （港股）: The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited HKEx:728
ADS: New York Stock Exchange Inc. NYSE:CHA