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Water tycoon still keen to expand, despite setbacks

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 th

Monday, 5 March, 2012, 12:00am

Peace pledge a brand new twist to Wahaha dispute

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

New subscribers maintain record run

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

Company profile - China Mobile

China Mobile's principal activity is the operation of mobile telecommunications.

11 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

China Mobile caller-pays plan cuts bills 73pc

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 offer heats up Guangdong market

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

China Mobile makes first foray abroad with Paktel deal

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 makes first foray abroad with Paktel deal

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

Turning your back on US$5.3b deal is a sign of maturity, not weakness

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 fails in US$5b takeover bid for Millicom

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

Suppliers of gear to mobile groups feel credit heat

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

Internet browsing by voice a call away

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