Zong Qinghou, one of the richest men in China, has suffered setbacks with his plan to turn his bottled-water business into a conglomerate spanning retailing, drinks, and children's clothing, but the billionaire said he would make breakthroughs in the retailing industry thMonday, 5 March, 2012, 12:00am
Despite months of heated finger-pointing, estranged joint-venture partners Groupe Danone of France and Hangzhou-based Wahaha Group have cleverly left a back door open for an out-of-court settlement amid a barrage of public allegations that would suggest an inevitable all-out confrontation.24 Dec 2007 - 12:00am
China Mobile attracted a record number of subscribers in July for the 10th straight month, signing up 5.6 million new users as fixed-line market leader China Telecom signed up a new low of only 60,000 subscriptions.21 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
China Mobile's principal activity is the operation of mobile telecommunications.11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am
China Mobile, the country's largest mobile-telephone operator, said contract subscribers in Guangdong province saw their bills cut by 73 per cent after signing on to the nation's first caller pays pricing plan earlier this year.
The plan to offer free incoming calls was launched at the request of Beijing, which wants to make telecommunications more affordable.26 May 2007 - 12:00am
China Mobile has extended its free incoming-call tariff to all prepaid subscribers in Guangdong, according to the company's latest tariff plan.7 Mar 2007 - 12:00am
Mainland giant to pay US$284m for Pakistani operator but turning it around is not easy, say analysts
China Mobile Communications Corp says it will buy 88 per cent of small Pakistani mobile operator Paktel for US$284 million, its first overseas acquisition after two failed attempts.23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
China Mobile Communications Corp says it will buy 88 per cent of small Pakistani mobile operator Paktel for US$284 million, its first overseas acquisition after two failed attempts.
Paktel, a unit of Nasdaq-listed Millicom International, has an enterprise value of US$460 million. It is the smallest GSM (global system for mobile communications) network operator in Pakistan.23 Jan 2007 - 12:00am
Judging from media reports, China Mobile Communications, the mainland's largest mobile phone operator, appears to have snatched defeat from the jaws of victory. China Mobile's US$5.3 billion deal to purchase Millicom International Cellular fell through just hours before the announcement of the largest foreign purchase by any Chinese firm was due in Beijing.10 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
China Mobile Communication Corp's US$5 billion bid for Millicom International Cellular was spurned yesterday, people familiar with the situation said.4 Jul 2006 - 12:00am
Mainland telecommunications equipment suppliers are feeling the pinch as carriers extend payment periods by up to 150 days, putting pressure on their cash flows.17 Oct 2003 - 12:00am
People in Hong Kong and the mainland will soon be able to browse the Internet by speaking to it, according to network components supplier NMS Communications.
The technology behind the NMS voice portal enables callers to speak and retrieve information via a mobile phone with speech recognition capability.14 Jan 2002 - 12:00am