6-K 1 d873694d6k.htm FORM 6-K FORM 6-K

 

 

UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 6-K

 

 

Report of Foreign Private Issuer

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the Month of January 2020

Commission File Number 1-15028

 

 

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

 

 

75/F, The Center,

99 Queen’s Road Central, Hong Kong

(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.)

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EXHIBITS

 

Exhibit
Number
    
1    Announcement dated January 22, 2020 in respect of Business and profit update.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This announcement contains certain 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. Such forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to (i) the Company’s plans and strategies and the ability to successfully execute these plans and strategies, including those in connection with mergers and acquisitions and capital expenditures; (ii) the Company’s plans for network expansion, including those in connection with the build-out of mobile services and network infrastructure; (iii) the Company’s competitive position, including the ability to upgrade and expand existing networks and increase network efficiency, to improve existing services and offer new services, to develop new technological applications and to leverage the Company’s position as an integrated telecommunications operator and expand into new services and markets; (iv) the Company’s future business condition, including future financial results, cash flows, financing plans and dividends; (v) the future growth of market demand of, and opportunities for, the Company’s new and existing products and services; and (vi) future regulatory and other developments in the PRC telecommunications industry.

The words “anticipate”, “believe”, “could”, “estimate”, “intend”, “may”, “seek”, “will” and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, are intended to identify certain of these forward-looking statements. The Company does not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements and are under no obligation to do so.

The forward-looking statements contained in this announcement are, by their nature, subject to significant risks and uncertainties. In addition, these forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current views with respect to future events and are not a guarantee of the Company’s future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements as a result of a number of factors, including, without limitation:

 

   

the Company’s ability to effectively sustain its growth and to achieve or enhance profitability;

 

   

changes in the regulatory regime and policies for the PRC telecommunications industry, including without limitation, changes in the regulatory and tariff policies of the State Council of the PRC, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission, and other relevant government authorities of the PRC;


   

changes in the PRC telecommunications industry resulting from the issuance of licenses for telecommunications services by the central government of the PRC;

 

   

changes in telecommunications and related technologies including the fifth generation mobile telecommunications, or 5G, and future generations of mobile technologies, and applications based on such technologies, including testing and monetization of 5G and future generations of mobile technologies;

 

   

the level of demand for telecommunications services, in particular, the fourth generation mobile telecommunications and future 5G services;

 

   

competitive forces from more liberalized markets and the Company’s ability to retain market share in the face of competition from existing telecommunications companies and potential new market entrants;

 

   

effects of restructuring and integration (if any) in the PRC telecommunications industry and any cooperation among the PRC telecommunications operators;

 

   

the availability, terms and deployment of capital and the impact of regulatory and competitive developments on capital outlays;

 

   

the potential impact of restrictions, sanctions or other legal or regulatory actions under relevant laws and regulations in various jurisdictions on our telecommunications equipment suppliers and other business partners;

 

   

changes in the assumptions upon which the Company has prepared its projected financial information and capital expenditure plans;

 

   

costs and benefits from the Company’s investment in and arrangements with China Tower Corporation Limited;

 

   

results and effects of any investigation by the relevant PRC regulatory authorities overseeing State-owned enterprises and their directors, officers and employees; and

 

   

changes in the political, economic, legal, tax and social conditions in China, including the PRC Government’s policies and initiatives with respect to foreign exchange policies, foreign investment activities and policies, entry by foreign companies into the Chinese telecommunications market and structural changes in the PRC telecommunications industry.

Please also see the “Risk Factors” section of the Company’s latest Annual Report on Form 20-F, as filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.


SIGNATURES

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 UNICOM (HONG KONG) LIMITED
   (Registrant)

Date: January 23, 2020

 

By:   /s/ Yung Shun Loy Jacky
Name:   Yung Shun Loy Jacky
Title:   Company Secretary


Exhibit 1

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.

 

LOGO

CHINA UNICOM (HONG KONG) LIMITED

中國聯合網絡通信(香港)股份有限公司

(Incorporated in Hong Kong with limited liability)

(Stock Code: 0762)

Business and profit update

This announcement is made by China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (the “Company”, together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”) pursuant to Rule 13.09 of the Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Inside Information Provisions under Part XIVA of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the Laws of Hong Kong).

In 2019, facing “Speed Upgrade and Tariff Reduction” policy and the new challenges in industry development, the Group actively implemented the new development philosophy with deepened execution of the Strategy of Focus, Innovation and Cooperation and accelerated transformation of the Internet-oriented operation. It also strengthened the implementation of mixed-ownership reform. Innovative businesses maintained strong growth momentum, supporting the largely stable overall service revenue of the Group. Among which, the Group’s mobile service revenue in 2019 is expected to decline as compared with 2018 due to the impact of “Speed Upgrade and Tariff Reduction” policy, market saturation, keen market competition and diminishing 4G data bonus, but the rate of decline is expected to narrow from -6.1% in the first three quarters of 2019. Driven by the rapid growth of innovative businesses, the Group’s fixed-line service revenue in 2019 is expected to maintain decent growth. It is expected that the Group’s overall service revenue for the full year of 2019 would be steady with slight rebound. Benefitting from effective cost control, the profit attributable to the equity shareholders of the Company in 2019 is expected to be approximately RMB11.3 billion, up by about 10.8% versus 2018, despite “Speed Upgrade and Tariff Reduction” policy and the headwinds and challenges in mobile business development.

Going forward, the Group will brave the challenges and adhere to the new development philosophy. It will stay determined in the strategy and enhance its corporate governance capability to drive high-quality development. The Group will persevere in deepening its transformation of the Internet-oriented operation and continue to enhance customer perception, operating efficiency and differentiated competitive advantages. It will proactively counter the challenges brought by mobile number portability, and strive to stabilise its fundamental business. It will expand the scale of its innovative businesses and will fully leverage the advantages from cooperation on 5G network co-build co-share to make solid progress in 5G service innovation. The Group will continue to enhance its business and capital cooperation with strategic investors, and seek to deepen and broaden its innovative reforms in various aspects, with consistent effort to enhance inherent corporate vibrancy and operating efficiency for greater shareholders’ value.

 

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Caution Statement

The Board wishes to remind shareholders and investors in the Company that the above estimated financial data are based on the preliminary assessment made by the management of the Company with reference to the information currently available and the unaudited management accounts of the Group, and have not been reviewed or audited by the auditors of the Company. Information to be disclosed in the announcement of the Company’s 2019 annual results in March 2020 shall prevail. The Company’s shareholders and investors are cautioned not to unduly rely on the above data. In the meantime, the Company’s shareholders and investors are advised to exercise caution in dealing in the securities of the Company.

 

  

By order of the Board

China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited

Yung Shun Loy Jacky

Company Secretary

Hong Kong, 22 January 2020

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 Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F and other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

As at the date of this announcement, the board of directors of the Company comprises:

 

Executive directors:

   Wang Xiaochu, Li Guohua, Li Fushen and Zhu Kebing

Non-executive director:

   Cesareo Alierta Izuel

Independent non-executive directors:

  

Cheung Wing Lam Linus, Wong Wai Ming,

Chung Shui Ming Timpson, and Law Fan Chiu Fun Fanny

 

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