Having made great achievements together in spite of the difficulties over the past three decades, we will carry forward the glory together in the new era. On May 30, 2018, Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (“YOFC”, stock code: 6869.HK), with the theme of Grateful to Have You Around, Together to Shape the New Future, held a celebration ceremony in honor of its 30th anniversary.During this 30th anniversary celebration, many government leaders, partners and old and new friends were invited. Wu Jichuan, former Minister of Ministry of Information Industry, Zhao Baojiang, former mayor of Wuhan, and former vice governor of Hubei Province Zhou Jianwei, academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering Zhao Zisen, most of the successive chairman, vice chairman, president and vice president of Changfei Company came to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the birth of YOFC and to share the happy and wonderful moments of the past 30 years.
Mr. Ma Jie, Chairman of YOFC, was the first person to deliver a speech on the stage, where he expressed his warm welcome and heartfelt gratitude for guests who had busy schedules but still managed to attend the ceremony. During his speech, he looked back upon the development course of YOFC since its establishment, and firmly acknowledged the fruitful results it has achieved over the past three decades.
Chairman Ma Jie expressed that over the past three decades, by focusing on core technology and independent innovation, YOFC has become a pioneer from “a manufacturer dependent on introduced technology”, and has realized an incredible transformation, growing from a “follower” to the “leader”, with its brand’s influence becoming greater and greater in the world, and winning massive attention and acclaim from all sectors of society. None of this could have been gained without the support and assistance from all sectors of society, and more importantly, the dedication and perseverance of generations of YOFC’s staff. In the future, still in an innovation-driven approach, YOFC will push forward its transformation and upgrading, stride towards the goal of becoming the “leader” in the industry, and shape the beautiful, new future together with global partners and all sectors of society.
The Celebration Ceremony of YOFC’s 30th Anniversary attracted the attendance of a lot of old and new friends. Wu Jichuan, former Minister of the Information Industry, Zhao Baojiang, former Vice Minister of Construction and Mayor of Wuhan City, as well as Academician Zhao Zisen, “father of optical fibre in China”, came to the ceremony, reviewing with YOFC how it got started, developed and soared, and expressed their wishes to YOFC so that it may move forward to make constant breakthroughs and revive its glorious feats, so as to make greater contributions to China’s optical communications industry.
Representatives of YOFC’s major shareholders, including Yuan Xin, Chairman of China Huaxin Post and Telecom Technologies Co., Ltd. and Nokia Shanghai Bell, and Philippe Vanhille, Vice Chairman of YOFC and Senior Vice President of Telecoms at Prysmian Group, also conveyed their congratulations on the 30th Anniversary of YOFC, showed their appreciation for the dedication and sacrifice of YOFC’s staff during the past three decades, and expressed their further support for YOFC and confidence in shaping the new future together with YOFC.
YOFC also had the honor to have Charles Manuel presented at the ceremony, who is Economic Minister-Counselor at the South African Embassy in China. Charles Manuel voiced his affirmation for YOFC’s great progress over the past three decades, and expressed gratitude to YOFC for selecting South Africa and investing in and establishing their factory there, which increased the employment rate in South Africa and changed the lifestyle of the South African people. 2018 is the 20th year since China established diplomatic relations with South Africa. Standing at the new starting point of history, South Africa will continue to provide a favorable business environment for Chinese enterprises represented by YOFC, to strengthen friendly cooperation in multiple sectors between the two countries.
Mr. Masaki Miyajima, Managing Director of Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd., an important partner of YOFC, pointed out during his speech at the ceremony that Shin-Etsu Chemical struck up a good friendship with YOFC soon after its establishment, and that in 2015, the two companies jointly established an enterprise in Qianjiang, dedicated to producing optical preforms, which strengthened their relations that have lasted for nearly 30 years. In the future, for mutual benefit, Shin-Etsu Chemical will further strengthen cooperation and forge ahead with YOFC.
As important part of the celebration ceremony, YOFC held ceremony for the founding of the YOFC Intelligent Manufacturing Research Institute, Li Youxiang, Member of the Standing Committee of the Municipal Committee of Wuhan Municipality and Deputy Mayor, Liu Ziqing, Deputy Secretary of the Party Working Committee of Wuhan Donghu High-tech Development Zone and Director of the Management Committee of the Donghu Hi-tech Zone in Wuhan, and Ge Lin, Deputy Director of the Hubei Science and Technology Department, attended the inauguration ceremony of the YOFC Intelligent Manufacturing Research Institute and unveiled the Institute .
In addition, on the day of the celebration, YOFC also held a signing of the strategic agreement on capital collaboration, and launching of the new YOFC logo on the same day. This means that, from May 30, 2018 on, with a new outlook, YOFC will join hands with many more new business partners to explore new business areas and new sources for revenue growth, and shape the new future with different parties of the industry.
YOFC will resume its path at the age of 30, never ceasing to fight, and definitely not giving up its pursuit of its dreams. Guided by the vision “to be the leader in information transmission and smart links”, YOFC will remain true to its mission of “Smart Link Better Life”, and uphold its core values, which are “Client Focus Accountability Innovation Stakeholder
Benefits”. YOFC will forge ahead with great motivation, open up new prospects for its innovative development, and write a new chapter for its business in the new era.
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