BEIJING -- China Mobile Communications Group on Monday named China Telecom head Yang Jie as chairman in a move that will speed cooperation on 5G technology among the country's three major state-owned telecommunications companies.
Yang, 56, will also serve as Communist Party secretary of the China Mobile group. He will guide the company as both party chief -- in China, the Communist Party oversees domestic businesses -- and head of the management team. The personnel move is part of Chinese President Xi Jinping's effort to promote 5G technology at home.
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