The Chinese telecom market is the largest in the world in terms of subscribers and second only to Japan in Asia Pacific in terms of revenue. The importance of the regulatory regime cannot be underestimated in this market where political and commercial considerations are closely intertwined. An industry restructure was mandated by the government in 2008 to create a more competitive environment across all sectors. The mobile sector is still expanding at over 15% per annum and 3G services are starting to gain momentum supported by a more mature value chain. Confronted with a continuous decline in the fixed-line market, the government has again intervened to set aggressive targets for broadband services. This report presents key aspects of the China telecom market in 2011, including statistical data on the country. It includes an overview of the regulatory environment and covers market highlights as well as comprehensive statistics and fixed-line forecasts to 2016.