Chang Xiaobing
BornMarch 1957 (age 67)
Alma materNanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications
Tsinghua University
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Years active1982–2015
Political partyChinese Communist Party (1976–2016, expelled)

Chang Xiaobing (Chinese: 常小兵; pinyin: Cháng Xiǎobīng; born March 1957) is a Chinese former business executive. He served as the chairman of China Unicom from 2004 to 2015, and the chairman of China Telecom in 2015. On December 27, 2015, Chang was placed under investigation by the Communist Party's anti-corruption agency.[1] He is the first head of telecommunications in China implicated since the beginning of Xi Jinping's anti-corruption drive after he took power in late 2012.


Chang was born in She County, Hebei in March 1957. He was joined Chinese Communist Party in 1976 and graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1982.[2]

He became the engineer of the Post and Telecommunication Office of Lu'an, the vice-director of the Telecom Office of Nanjing since 1982. In June 1996, he became the vice-director of the China Post and Telecommunication Administration. In February 2000, Chang became the director of the Telecommunications Authority of the Ministry of Information Industry. In 2004, Chang became the chairman of China Unicom until August 2015. He became the chairman of China Telecom in August 2015.[1][3]

Chang was a member of the 16th Central Commission for Discipline Inspection,[4] the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference,[5][6] and the 12th National People's Congress.[7]


On December 27, Chang was placed under investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, the party's internal disciplinary body, for "serious violations of regulations".[2][8] He was expelled from the Communist Communist Party on July 11, 2016, as he had "took bribes, interfered in the anti-graft agency’s inspection and violated state-owned enterprise corporate governance rules", and will face prosecution.[9]

On May 31, 2017, Chang was sentenced to 6 years in prison for taking bribes worth 3.76 million yuan by the Intermediate People's Court in Baoding.[10]


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  3. ^ "传中国电信董事长常小兵被双规 办公室被贴封条". 网易新闻. Retrieved 2015-12-26.
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  7. ^ "全国人大代表信息-常小兵". 全国人大网. Archived from the original on 2013-07-13. Retrieved 2013-04-05.
  8. ^ "China Telecom chairman under probe". Xinhua. Archived from the original on January 5, 2016. Retrieved 2015-12-28.
  9. ^ "Former China Telecom chairman to face prosecution for corruption". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2016-07-11.
  10. ^ "中国电信集团公司原党组书记常小兵一审获刑六年". 中央纪委监察部网站. Retrieved 2017-05-31.