In 1983, all affiliates under CR were restructured and were linked to CR through equity holdings. On that basis, China Resources (Holdings) Co., Ltd. was formed. Since then, CR’s business has transformed from a sole trading agency into self-operated businesses. Driven by a series of industrial investments, the company has gradually developed into an influential, industrial-focused enterprise group in Hong Kong and mainland China.
Under China Resources Group there are seven key strategic business units, 16 grade-1 profit centers, 1,948 business entities, and more than 450,000 employees. In Hong Kong, there are six listed companies under CR, and its “top two blue chips” – CR Power and CR Land – are all HSI constituents. CR Gas and CR Cement are constituent stocks of both Hong Kong’s Hang Seng Composite Index and Hang Seng China-Affiliated Corporations Index. On October 28, 2016, China Resources Pharmaceutical Group Limited (3320HK) was officially listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. China Resources Group is one of the Fortune Global 500 enterprises, ranking 86 in 2017. CR’s retail business, Snow beer brand and gas operations are the largest of their kind in China. CR Power is an independent power generation enterprise with the highest earnings growth, lowest operating cost, and highest operational efficiency in China. CR Land is one of the most reputable and integrated real estate developers in mainland China, while “Snow” beer, “C’estbon” purified water, “CR Vanguard” supermarkets, and the “MIXC” mall are all household brands in China.
Since the advent of the 21th century, CR has been striving to capture the historical opportunities arising from China’s economic takeoff, and has maintained rapid growth for more than a decade, effectively achieving its grand strategy vision of “Recreating CR”for a second time. CR has built a strong industrial foundation, and significantly increased its overall competitive strength. The enterprise has entered a new phase of development.
In future, China Resources Group will continue to excel at this new starting point, achieving better performance in order to generate stable returns to shareholders and contribute to society.