SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the Month of February 2012
Commission File Number 1-31517
China Telecom Corporation Limited
(Translation of registrants name into English)
31 Jinrong Street, Xicheng District
Beijing 100033, China
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F.)
Form 20-F x Form 40-F ¨
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|1.1||Announcement, dated February 21, 2012||A-1|
Certain statements contained in this Form 6-K may be viewed as forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. These forward-looking statements are, by their nature, subject to significant risks and uncertainties, and include, without limitation, statements relating to:
our business and operating strategies and our ability to successfully execute these strategies;
our network expansion and capital expenditure plans;
our operations and business prospects;
the expected benefit of any acquisitions or other strategic transactions;
our financial condition and results of operations;
the expected impact of new services on our business, financial condition and results of operations;
the future prospects of and our ability to integrate the acquired business;
the industry regulatory environment as well as the industry outlook generally; and
future developments in the telecommunications industry in the Peoples Republic of China, or the PRC.
The words anticipate, believe, could, estimate, expect, intend, may, plan, seek, will, would and similar expressions, as they relate to us, are intended to identify a number of these forward-looking statements.
These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, some of which are beyond our control. In addition, these forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of future performance. We are under no obligation to update these forward-looking statements and do not intend to do so. Actual results may differ materially from the information contained in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, without limitation, the following:
any changes in the regulations or policies of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, or the MIIT, and other relevant government authorities relating to, among other matters:
the granting and approval of licenses;
interconnection and settlement arrangements;
capital investment priorities;
the provision of telephone and other telecommunications services to rural areas in the PRC;
the convergence of television broadcast, telecommunications and Internet access networks, or three-network convergence; and
spectrum and numbering resources allocation;
the effects of competition on the demand for and price of our services;
effects of our restructuring and integration following the completion of our acquisition of the Code Division Multiple Access technology, or CDMA, telecommunications business in 2008;
any potential further restructuring or consolidation of the PRC telecommunications industry;
changes in the PRC telecommunications industry as a result of the issuance of the third generation mobile telecommunications, or 3G, licenses by the MIIT;
the development of new technologies and applications or services affecting the PRC telecommunications industry and our current and future business; and
changes in political, economic, legal and social conditions in the PRC, including changes in the PRC governments specific policies with respect to foreign investment in and entry by foreign companies into the PRC telecommunications industry, economic growth, inflation, foreign exchange and the availability of credit.
Please also see the Risk Factors section of the Companys latest Annual Report on Form 20-F, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|CHINA TELECOM CORPORATION LIMITED|
|Date: February 21, 2012||By:|
|Title:||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer|
Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited take no responsibility for the contents of this announcement, make no representation as to its accuracy or completeness and expressly disclaim any liability whatsoever for any loss howsoever arising from or in reliance upon the whole or any part of the contents of this announcement.
China Telecom Corporation Limited
(A joint stock limited company incorporated in the Peoples Republic of China with limited liability)
(Stock Code: 728)
CHINA TELECOM TO OFFER iPHONE 4S IN CHINA ON MARCH 9
This announcement is made by China Telecom Corporation Limited (the Company, together with its subsidiaries, the Group, or China Telecom) pursuant to Rule 13.09 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the Listing Rules).
The board of directors of the Company (the Board) is pleased to announce that China Telecom will offer iPhone 4S to customers in China beginning 9 March 2012 and online reservations will be available beginning 2 March. Following the launch of iPhone 4S, China Telecom will make an appropriate increase in marketing initiatives for the profitable scale development of its mobile services, which is expected to significantly enhance its long term sustainable growth and value creation despite the short term pressure on its profitability.
Shareholders and potential investors are advised to exercise caution when dealing in the securities of the Company.
By Order of the Board
China Telecom Corporation Limited
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Beijing, PRC, 21 February 2012
Certain statements contained in this announcement may be viewed as forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933 (as amended) and Section 21E of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (as amended). Such forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, which may cause the actual performance, financial condition or results of operations of the Company to be materially different from any future performance, financial condition or results of operations implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, we do not intend to update these forward-looking statements. Further information regarding these risks, uncertainties and other factors is included in the Companys most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) and in the Companys other filings with the SEC.
As of the date of this announcement, the Board of directors of the Company consists of Mr. Wang Xiaochu as the chairman and chief executive officer, Mr. Yang Jie as the president and chief operating officer, Madam Wu Andi as the executive vice president and chief financial officer, Mr. Zhang Jiping, Mr. Zhang Chenshuang, Mr. Yang Xiaowei and Mr. Sun Kangmin as the executive vice presidents, Mr. Li Jinming as the non-executive director, and Mr. Wu Jichuan, Mr. Qin Xiao, Mr. Tse Hau Yin, Aloysius, Madam Cha May Lung, Laura, Mr. Xu Erming as the independent non-executive directors.