Telecommunications company China Unicom has agreed a deal to sponsor the 2022 winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, which will take place in Beijing.
China Unicom will serve as the official telecommunication services partner of the two events.
Zhang Jiandong, Vice-Mayor of Beijing and executive vice-president of Beijing 2022, said: “Beijing 2022 will make sure that China Unicom fully enjoys the wide range of benefits that come with the Olympic brand and achieves solid growth.”
During the ceremony to announce the partnership, China Unicom also officially launched its ‘166’ mobile phone numbers, making a million numbers that start with the three digits available across China.
China Unicom joins Bank of China, Air China, Yili Group and Anta as official partners of Beijing 2022.