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Mr. George K. Chu
Chief Operating Officer and Secretary and Executive Director

Mr. Chu has been our Chief Operating Officer and Secretary since May 2010. From December 2007 to May 2010, Mr. Chu served as the Special Executive to the Chairman of Dachan Food (Asia) Ltd. in Beijing and also served at Dachan Food as the Head of the Beijing and Hubei Operations. From June 2007 to December 2007, Mr. Chu acted as Senior Business Advisor to the Chinese Aviation and Space Industry Development Association (CASIDA) in Taipei. From January 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Chu served as a Senior Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group, Asset Management in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. Mr. Chu has a joint major bachelor degree in accounting and management information systems from Simon Fraser University, an MBA degree from Harvard University and an EMBA degree from Guanghua School of Management at the Peking University.

    Mr. Handong Cheng
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    As the founder of ChinaNet, Mr. Cheng has been serving franchise industry and advertising media industry for more than 10 years. In 2003, he participated in the establishment of Beijing ChinaNet On-line Advertising limited and Business Opportunity Online (Beijing) Networking Technology Ltd. (www.28.com) engaged in operational, administration and management area. He won the title with "Top Ten China Planning Person" from China Plan Association in 2006 as well as "2006 China Internet Annual Innovation Person". He also has been elected as members in Internet Council in 2007. Under Mr. Cheng leadership, ChinaNet as a provider with network technology solutions, media and marketing services, has developed into a pioneer in the industry. Mr. Cheng received a Law Degree from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China and Executive Master of Business Administration from Guanghua Management School, Peking University, Beijing, China.

    Chairman of the Board
      Mr. Douglas C. MacLellan
      Independent non-executive Director

      As a senior international business executive, economist, venture capitalist and merchant banker, Mr. MacLellan has been working in China since 1983 and is a recognized authority on joint venture and wholly foreign owned enterprise (WFOE) structuring. In regards to the US public markets, Mr. MacLellan has over 12 years of active audit committee chair experience. Mr. MacLellan currently serves as Chairman and CEO at Radient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Amex: RPC:), a vertically integrated specialty pharmaceutical company, and also serves as Chairman and CEO for the MacLellan Group, an international financial advisory firm established in 1992, where he advises clients on strategic planning, operational activities, corporate finance, economic policy, asset allocation and mergers & acquisitions. From 2005 to 2009, Mr. MacLellan was Co-Founder and Vice Chairman at Ocean Smart, Inc. (OTCBB: OCSM), a Canadian based aquaculture company. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. MacLellan served as Chairman and Co-Founder at Broadband Access MarketSpace, Ltd., a China based IT advisory firm, and was also Co-Founder at Datalex Corp., a software and IT company specializing in mainframe applications, from 1997 to 2002. Mr. MacLellan has a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California in economic and international relations.

      Mr. Mototaka Watanabe
      Independent non-executive Director

      Mr. Watanabe is a former Director of Prot State Control Affairs, Maritime Bureau, and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism in Japan. Mr. Watanabe currently serves as Operating Officer at SJ Holdings Inc., a provider of computer and computer peripheral equipment and software merchant wholesaler. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Watanabe served as the Executive Director for TCC Inc., a power conversion company specializing in high quality connectors and adapters for the RF connector industry. He graduated in 1966 from Chuo University Faculty of Commerce in Japan.

      Mr. Zhiqing Chen
      Independent non-executive Director

      Mr. Chen is a partner of Jin Mao PRC Lawyers LLP in Shanghai, specializing in foreign investment, corporate law, merger and acquisitions. Mr. Chen's clients include local PRC enterprises as well as international corporations. Prior to joining ChinaNet, Mr. Chen served as a non-management director for Shanghai Fumai Investment Management Co., Ltd., Shanghai Zhijinwu Investment Management Co., Ltd, and Shanghai Merciful Groups Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen received a Law Degree in International Economic from East China University, a Master's Degree in Economic Philosophy from Fudan University, and an EMBA degree from Beijing University.

      Mr. Qiu Chang
      Independent non-executive Director

      Mr. Chang is currently a Principal with Sansar Capital focused on special investment opportunities in TMT and healthcare industries and board directors for several organizations. Prior to joining Sansar in 2007, Mr. Chang in 2001 founded FORUN Technologies, a boutique research and consulting firm, established a multi-year track record in selecting winning investments in China, and was ranked as a top analyst by Wall Street Journal Best of Street Annual Analyst Survey. Prior to founding FORUN, Mr. Chang worked as a Business Intelligence Specialist and Market Strategy Analyst at IBM, and as a Principal Investigator and a scientific researcher in several companies and universities. Mr. Chang received an MBA fromColumbia Business School, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S. in Physics from Wuhan University in China.