chinadotcom corporation, a leading integrated enterprise software and mobile applications company in China and internationally, recently announced that John Xiao, currently Chief Executive Officer of Newpalm (China) Information Technology Co., Ltd. ("Newpalm"), has been appointed as an Executive Director of hongkong.com Corporation, an 81% owned subsidiary of chinadotcom.

Raymond Ch'ien, Executive Chairman of chinadotcom corporation and Chairman of hongkong.com Corporation, said, "Under John's leadership, Newpalm has made noteworthy progress in growing its subscription base, developing innovative mobile services and products and building strong relationships with local mobile network operators. Now as an Executive Director of hongkong.com, John will work even closer with our portal team to further develop synergies by leveraging Newpalm's advanced mobile application platform with the compelling content channels and online capabilities of our portal network as well as more substantively identify and promote synergistic investment and acquisition opportunities."

John Xiao is the founder of Newpalm and has been the CEO of the company since March 2000. As a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur, he has over 17 years experience in the telecommunications and IT industries. Prior to becoming CEO of Newpalm, John Xiao served as Director of Wireless Internet, Personal Networking Group of Motorola (Asia).

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