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(Revised from original 2007 version)
China Netcom: Corporate Governance in China (A)
With its dual listings on the Hong Kong stock market and New York Stock Exchange, state-owned enterprise, China Netcom was mandated to meet the listing requirements of these exchanges. From this initial step, China Netcom's Chairman, Zhang Chunjiang, began a program that sought to further develop the company's corporate governance practices to meet international corporate governance standards. The company hoped that its commitment in developing a globally-accepted governance structure would help the capital markets and potential investors understand that the company was a true, modern corporation, even with the state as a majority owner.
Keywords: Corporate Governance;
Abrami, Regina M., William C. Kirby, F. Warren McFarlan, Ning Xiangdong, and Tracy Manty. "China Netcom: Corporate Governance in China (A)." Harvard Business School Case 308-027, December 2008. (Revised from original December 2007 version.)