CDC Games, a business unit of CDC Corporation (CHINA), has announced the promotion of John Huen to chief operating officer of CDC Games.

Prior to this appointment, Huen served as chief operating officer and general manager of Optic Communications, a subsidiary of CDC Games. Optic Communications was acquired by CDC Games in July 2007 and operates game titles including Shaiya Online, EVE Online, Shine Online and MIR III.

Upon joining CDC Games, Huen took responsibility for the launch and operation of Special Force, one of the first free-to-play, pay for merchandise first person shooter games in China and one of the company's best performers.

"I am every excited to take on this new responsibility at CDC Games," said Huen. "Our operations, distribution and marketing organizations are established and proven. I will be focused on improving the efficiency of our launch process for new games and the continued efficient operations of our current games. For our planned games in the pipeline, we will work to repeat the launch success that we have achieved with Special Force. Based on this success, I am confident in our ability to begin our open beta testing and commercial launch of The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar as planned in Q1 and Q2 this year. We are working very closely with Turbine, the creator of The Lord of the Rings Online game, and intend to continue to do so to achieve our mutual goals."

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