The9 (NCTY) has appointed Alan Chen as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, effective July 1, 2006.

Chen will be in charge of The9's technical operations and developments, including technical functions, business development, and game development.

Prior to joining The9, Chen served as Executive Vice President at Hewlett-Packard (China) Co., Limited in the Technology Services Group. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Professional Services, Greater China, at Lucent Technologies (China) Limited, and General Manager of Carrier Packet Solutions, Greater China, at Nortel Networks (China) Limited.

The9 also announced that Jie Qin, Senior Vice President, has decided to pursue other opportunities and will resign from his position with The9 effective July 1, 2006. As a co-founder of the company, Qin has been with the company since its inception and had served in various positions, including Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

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