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The Creative Life 

TCL is the abbreviation of the three English words- The Creative Life, meaning creation moves the life.

TCL Corporation is one of China’s largest business groups of consumer electronics operating in a global scale. TCL Corporation (000100.SZ) is listed as a whole, which owns three listed companies: TCL Electronics (01070.HK), China Display Optoelectronics (00334.HK) and Tonly Electronics (01249.HK). Currently, it has formed five industries of TCL Electronics, Communications, CSOT, Home Appliance Group and Tonly Electronics, as well as Systems Technology Business Division, Techne Group, Emerging Business Group, Investment Group, Highly Information Industry, Financial Business Division and other business segments. 

TCL was founded in 1981. In the past 30 years, it has developed from a small joint venture of tape production in Huizhou, gradually expanding its business to telephone, television, mobile phone, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, small appliances, LCD panel and other fields, creating multiple first: China's first hands-button telephone, the first 28-inch color TV, the first diamond mobile phone, the first domestic dual-core laptop, the world's first commercial 3D stereoscopic LCD TV and the first Internet television, and pioneering in launching the world's largest 110-inch four times full HD (4K2K) 3D LCD TV. 

TCL's globalization exploration began in 1999, which has laid a solid foundation of overseas market through a series of independent brand promotion and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, becoming the leader in globalization of Chinese enterprises. Up to now, TCL has 75,000 employees throughout Asia, the Americas, Europe and Oceania, with sales organizations in more than 80 countries and regions, and 23 research institutions and 21 manufacturing and processing bases in the world.

In 2013, TCL’s global gross revenue was 85.32 billion yuan, of which TCL Electronics’ sales of LCD TV in 2013 was 17.184 million units, up to 6.5 percent of global market share, ranking third in the world, and continuing to be the first in the Chinese market with 18.1% of market share; TCL Communication produced 55.2 million mobile phones, ranking fifth in the world; CSOT’s sales of LCD panel and module products in 2013 was 21.628 million pieces, to be the world's fifth-largest provider of LCD TV panels. In 2013 TCL brand value was 63.9 billion, continuing to be the first brand of Chinese color TV industry.

In 2014, TCL Corporation will promote "Intelligent + Internet" strategic transformation with user-orientation, to establish a new business model of "Products + Services". It will build future-oriented operating system to improve technical capabilities, industry capacity and global capabilities, and strengthen user-centric operation and service capabilities. Within five years, the company will become a mainstream manufacturer of global intelligent terminal products, among the world’s top three in the sales of smart TV and smart phone, develop 100 million home users and 100 million mobile users with ARPU contribution, embark on the pioneer road of Internet technology, and commit to providing users with experience and service of ultimate products, to make life more exciting. 

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Currently, TCL has set up production and marketing system in dozens of countries and regions worldwide, achieving efficient allocation of global resources through the management of seven global R & D Centers, seventeen manufacturing bases, forty thousand sales outlets and "four supply chains" (product design and manufacturing chain, logistics and supply chain, quality assurance chain, product creation and support chain) to achieve the efficient allocation of global resources.