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鹵霪Bㄩ2023爛圉爛僅惆豢(荎恅唳) 狟婥鼠豢
鼠豢梪:2023-08-31

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITED Interim Report 2023

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITED

Interim Report 2023

August 2023

INTERIM REPORT 2023

I Important Notice, Table of Contents and Definitions

The board of directors (the※Board§), the supervisory committee (the※Supervisory Committee§) and the directors (the※Directors§),supervisors (the※Supervisors§) and senior management (the※Senior Management§) of the Company hereby warrant thetruthfulness, accuracy and completeness of the contents of the interim report, guarantee that there are no false representations,misleading statements or material omissions contained in the interim report, and are jointly and severally responsible for theliabilities of the Company.Chen Hongguo, head of the Company, Dong Lianming, head in charge of accounting, and Zhang Bo, head of the accountingdepartment (Accounting Officer), declare that they warrant the truthfulness, accuracy and completeness of the financial reportin the interim report.All directors have attended the board meeting to review this report.The Company is exposed to various risk factors such as macro-economic fluctuation, adjustment of state policy andcompetition in the industry. Investors should be aware of investment risks. For further details, please refer to the risk exposuresof the Company and the measures to be taken to address them as set out in Management Discussion and Analysis.The Company does not propose distribution of cash dividends or bonus shares, and there will be no increase of share capitalfrom reserves.

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

I Important Notice, Table of Contents and Definitions

Table of Contents

IImportant Notice, Table of Contents and Definitions1IICompany Profile and Key Financial Indicators5IIIManagement Discussion and Analysis9IVCorporate Governance24VEnvironmental and Social Responsibility27VIMaterial Matters36VIIChanges in Share Capital and Shareholders60VIIIPreference Shares67IXBonds68XFinancial Report71

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I Important Notice, Table of Contents and Definitions

Documents Available for Inspection

(I) The financial statements signed and sealed by the head of the Company, the head in charge of accounting and the head ofthe accounting department;(II) the interim report signed by the legal representative;(III) the original copies of all of the documents and announcements of the Company disclosed on the designated website asapproved by the China Securities Regulatory Commission during the reporting period;(VI) the interim report disclosed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited; and(V) other relevant information.

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

I Important Notice, Table of Contents and Definitions

Definitions

ItemDefinitionCompany, Group, Chenming Group or Chenming Paper

meansShandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited and its subsidiariesParent Company or Shouguang Headquarters

meansShandong Chenming Paper Holdings LimitedChenming HoldingsmeansChenming Holdings Company LimitedShenzhen Stock ExchangemeansShenzhen Stock ExchangeStock ExchangemeansThe Stock Exchange of Hong Kong LimitedCSRCmeansChina Securities Regulatory CommissionShandong CSRCmeansShandong branch of China Securities Regulatory CommissionZhanjiang ChenmingmeansZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.Jiangxi ChenmingmeansJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.Wuhan ChenmingmeansWuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Holdings Co., Ltd.Huanggang ChenmingmeansHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.Chenming (HK)meansChenming (HK) LimitedJilin ChenmingmeansJilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.Shouguang MeilunmeansShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.Chenming InvestmentmeansShandong Chenming Investment LimitedChenming LeasingmeansShandong Chenming Financial Leasing Co., Ltd. and its subsidiariesChenrong FundmeansWeifang Chenrong Growth Driver Replacement Equity Investment Fund Partnership

(Limited Partnership)Corporate Bondsmeans18 Chenming Bond 01Perpetual Bondsmeans17 Lu Chenming MTN001reporting periodmeansthe period from 1 January 2023 to 30 June 2023the beginning of the year or the period

means1 January 2023the end of the interim period or the period

means30 June 2023

INTERIM REPORT 2023

II Company Profile and Key Financial Indicators

I. Company profileStock abbreviationStock code000488

B200488Stock exchanges on which the shares are listedShenzhen Stock ExchangeStock abbreviationChenming PaperStock code01812Stock exchanges on which the shares are listedThe Stock Exchange of Hong Kong LimitedStock abbreviation before any changes (if any)NoneLegal name in Chinese of the CompanyLegal short name in Chinese of the Company (if any)Legal name in English of the Company (if any)SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDLegal short name in English of the Company (if any)SCPHLegal representative of the CompanyChen HongguoII. Contact persons and contact methods

Secretary to the BoardHong Kong Company SecretaryNameYuan XikunChu Hon LeungCorrespondence Address

No. 2199 Nongsheng East Road, Shouguang City,

Shandong Province

22nd Floor, World Wide House, Central, Hong KongTelephone0536-215800800852-21629600Facsimile0536-215897700852-25010028Email addresschenmmingpaper@163.comliamchu@li-partners.com

III. Other information

1. Contact methods of the Company

Whether the registered address, office address, postal code, website, email and others of the Company changed duringthe reporting period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no change of the registered address, office address, postal code, website, email and others of the Companyduring the reporting period. Please refer to the 2022 annual report for details.

2. Information disclosure and places for inspection

Whether the information disclosure and places for inspection changed during the reporting period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no change of the websites of the stock exchanges and the names and websites of the media where theCompany discloses its interim report, and places for inspection of the Company*s interim report during the reportingperiod. Please refer to the 2022 annual report for details.

3. Other relevant information

Whether other relevant information changed during the reporting period Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

II Company Profile and Key Financial Indicators

IV. Major accounting data and financial indicators

Retrospective adjustment to or restatement of the accounting data for prior years by the Company Yes ﹟ No

The reporting period

The corresponding

period ofthe prior year

Increase/decrease

for the reportingperiod as comparedto the corresponding

period ofthe prior yearRevenue (RMB)12,564,962,781.3116,676,428,365.83-24.65%Net profit attributable to shareholders of the Company (RMB)-688,080,164.10230,141,463.76-398.98%Net profit after extraordinary gains or losses attributable to shareholders of the Company (RMB)-811,839,217.49173,407,927.13-568.17%Net cash flows from operating activities (RMB)1,783,087,747.59998,264,209.4578.62%Basic earnings per share (RMB per share)-0.2500.064-490.63%Diluted earnings per share (RMB per share)-0.2500.064-490.63%Rate of return on weighted average net assets-4.15%1.02%

Decrease by 5.17percentage points

As at the end ofthe reporting period

As at the end ofthe prior year

Increase/decrease asat the end of thereporting period ascompared to theend of the prior yearTotal assets (RMB)82,652,860,756.5884,301,017,409.62-1.96%Net assets attributable to shareholders of the Company (RMB)18,287,406,923.9019,084,565,494.92-4.18%Data specification: The net profit attributable to shareholders of the Company does not exclude the effect of the interestpayment deferred and accumulated to subsequent periods for Perpetual Bonds. When calculating financial indicators such asearnings per share and rate of return on weighted average net assets, the interest on Perpetual Bonds of RMB44,481,369.86during the reporting period is deducted.

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II Company Profile and Key Financial Indicators

V. Differences in accounting data under domestic and overseas accounting standards

1. Differences between the net profit and net assets disclosed in accordance with international accounting

standards and China accounting standards in the financial report Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no difference between the net profit and net assets disclosed in accordance with international accountingstandards and China accounting standards in the financial report during the reporting period.

2. Differences between the net profit and net assets disclosed in accordance with overseas accounting

standards and China accounting standards in the financial report Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no difference between the net profit and net assets disclosed in accordance with overseas accountingstandards and China accounting standards in the financial report during the reporting period.VI. Items and amounts of extraordinary gains or losses

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMBItemAmountExplanationProfit or loss from disposal of non-current assets (including write-off of provision

for asset impairment)9,118,027.05Government grants (except for the government grants closely related to thenormal operation of the Company and granted constantly at a fixed amountor quantity in accordance with a certain standard in compliance with nationalpolicies and regulations) accounted for in profit or loss for the current period108,155,697.19Profit or loss from debt restructuring-145,995.36Except for effective hedging business conducted in the ordinary course of

business of the Company, gain or loss arising from the change in fair value of

financial assets held for trading and financial liabilities held for trading, as well

as investment gains from disposal of financial assets held for trading, financial

liabilities held for trading and financial assets available for sale-25,565,577.25Reversal of provision for impairment of receivables individually tested for

impairment68,586,443.66Profit or loss from changes in the fair value of consumable biological assets

subsequently measured at fair value5,749,779.42Other non-operating income and expenses other than the above items443,855.10Less: Effect of income tax39,664,063.42

Effect of minority interests (after tax)2,919,113.00Total123,759,053.39

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

II Company Profile and Key Financial Indicators

Details of other gain or loss items falling within the definition of extraordinary gain or loss:

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company did not have details of other gain or loss items falling within the definition of extraordinary gain or loss.Explanation on the extraordinary gain or loss items as illustrated in the Explanatory Announcement on Information Disclosurefor Companies Offering Their Securities to the Public No.1 每 Extraordinary Gains or Losses defined as its recurring gain or lossitems Applicable ﹟ Not applicableNo extraordinary gain or loss items as illustrated in the Explanatory Announcement on Information Disclosure for CompaniesOffering Their Securities to the Public No. 1 每 Extraordinary Gains or Losses were defined by the Company as its recurringgain or loss items.

INTERIM REPORT 2023

III Management Discussion and Analysis

I. Principal activities of the Company during the Reporting Period(I) Industry overview

According to the Guidelines for the Industry Classification of Listed Companies (2012 Revision) issued by the CSRC, theindustry in which the Company operates is※C22 paper making and paper products industry§.The paper making industry is an important basic raw material industry closely related to the national economy and socialdevelopment with sustainable development characteristics. With strong industrial relevance and large market capacity,paper products are widely used in various fields such as cultural communication, people*s life, industry, agriculture,and national defence, involving forestry, agriculture, machinery manufacturing, chemicals, cogeneration, environmentalprotection and other industries, and having an important pulling effect on the economic activities of upstream anddownstream sectors. As a typical midstream manufacturing industry, the paper making industry is characterisedas※asset heavy§with※long industrial chain and diverse demand§. The upstream raw material price fluctuation willdirectly affect the production and operation costs of companies, and leading players have laid out their pulp and paperintegration strategies to seize the commanding heights in raw materials and grasp the market initiative. In recent years,with the implementation of policies such as※waste ban§and※dual control of energy intensity and total consumption§,environmental pressure and fierce market competition have resulted in a higher barrier to entry. Paper makingcompanies with economies of scale, forest resources, and capital and technological strength have gradually gaineda dominant position in the market, and backward production capacity has been continuously phased out. Accordingto the survey data of China Paper Association, the number of paper and paperboard production enterprises in Chinadecreased to about 2,500 in 2022 from about 3,500 in 2012, and the number of production enterprises with outputexceeding 1.00 million tonnes increased to 27 from 14, further raising the industry concentration ratio.In the first half of 2023, the paper making industry suffered from a weak global economic recovery, great downwardpressure on the macroeconomy, and insufficient end user consumption demand resulting from factors such as theRussia-Ukraine conflict and the persistent high inflation pressure in Europe and the United States on the one hand. Onthe other hand, the paper making industry encountered a trough as pulp and paper production capacity continued toincrease, the industry supply pressure remained high, and the supply-demand imbalance suppressed the prices andsales of machine-made paper. According to the data of the National Bureau of Statistics, the total profit of industrialenterprises above designated size in the paper making and paper products industry for the period from January to June2023 was RMB12.04 billion, down by 44.6% year on year. As the macroeconomic order returned to normal, a series ofpolicies to expand domestic demand and boost consumption took effect, and the downstream demand was going togradually pick up, the profitability and prosperity of the paper making industry are expected to be restored.

(II) Business overview

The Company has firmly adhered to the general keynote of green, low-carbon, recycling and sustainable development,focused on the pulp and paper making industry development, vigorously implemented the innovation-driven strategy,persisted in the pulp and paper integration strategy, and built three production bases with Shouguang in northern China,Huanggang in central China and Zhanjiang in southern China. At present, the Company has established productionbases in Shandong, Guangdong, Hubei, Jiangxi, Jilin and other places, with annual pulp and paper production capacityof 11.00 million tonnes, and is the first paper making enterprise in China to realise the capacity balance between pulpproduction and paper making. During the reporting period, the machine-made paper business was the major incomeand profit source of the Company, and there were no major changes in its principal activity and business model in termsof procurement, production, marketing and R&D.In the first half of 2023, affected by the macroeconomic environment, the downstream demand was weak, which led toa significant year-on-year decline in machine-made paper sales and prices. In particular, the continuous decline in thewhite cardboard prices had a great impact on the Company*s profit. Although the prices of raw and auxiliary materialssuch as wood pulp, wood chips and energy showed an obvious downward trend during the reporting period, the costsof machine-made paper were still higher than that of the corresponding period of the prior year and the profit marginwas squeezed due to the lagging effect of cost improvement. Next, the Company will improve its operation quality andefficiency by adjusting its pulp-paper structure, advancing high value-added product development, improving assetutilisation rate, and consolidating overseas market channels. Meanwhile, with an improving macroeconomic environmentand gradually improving downstream demand, the Company will effectively restore its profitability.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

I. Principal activities of the Company during the Reporting Period (Cont*d)(III) ProductsAs a leading enterprise in the domestic paper industry, the Company attaches great importance to technology researchand development and brand benefits, and has the largest and most advanced pulping and papermaking productionlines in the world, with machine-made paper products covering more than 200 types in seven series, including culturepaper, coated paper, white cardboard, copy paper, industrial paper, special paper and household paper. The Companyowns※CHENMING CLOUDY MIRROR§,※CHENMING CLOUDLY LION§,※CHENMING SNOW SHARK§,※CHENMINGEAGLE§,※CHENMING GONGHAO§,※XINGZHILIAN§and other famous brands. During the reporting period,※CLOUDYMIRROR§70g and 80g, and※CLOUDY LEOPARD§electrostatic copy paper of the Company were successfully selectedinto the 2023※Made in Shandong ? Qilu Quality Goods§, and the brand reputation continued to improve.CategoryMajor brands and types

MajorproductioncompaniesRange of applicationCulture paper series1.※BIYUNTIAN§,※CLOUDY MIRROR§,※CLOUDYLEOPARD§and※YUNJIN§all-wood pulp offsetpaper and electrostatic base paper2.※CLOUDY LION§and※CLOUDY CRANE§originalwhite offset paper3.※CLOUDY PINE§and※GREEN PINE§light weightpaper

4. Blueprint paper, colour offset paper, pure texture

paper, non-fluorescent offset paper, PE offsetpaper

5. Beige and high white book paper

6. Light weight coated paper

ShouguangHeadquartersShouguang MeilunZhanjiang ChenmingJiangxi ChenmingJilin Chenming

Printing publications, textbooks, magazines,covers, illustrations, notebooks, test papers,teaching materials, reference books, etc.

Coated paper series1.※SNOW SHARK§and※EAGLE§one-sided coatedpaper2.※SNOW SHARK§,※EAGLE§and※RABBIT§ double-sided coated paper3.※EAGLE§and※RABBIT§ matte coated paper

ShouguangHeadquartersShouguang Meilun

Double-sided coated paper is suitable forhigh quality printing, such as high-gradepicture albums, picture, magazines and soon, promotional materials such as interiorpages of high-end books, wall calendars,posters and so on, and suitable for suitablefor high-speed sheet printing and high-speedrotary printing;One-sided coated paper is suitable forupscale tobacco package paper, adhesivesticker, shopping bags, slipcases, envelopes,gift wrapping and so on, and suitable for largeformat printing and commercial printing.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

I. Principal activities of the Company during the Reporting Period (Cont*d)(II) Products (Cont*d)CategoryMajor brands and types

MajorproductioncompaniesRange of applicationWhite cardboardseries

1. White cardboard of

※LIYA§series, white cardboardand ivory cardboard of※LIPIN§and※POPLAR§

series, high bulk cardboard and ivory cardboard of※LIZZY§and※BAIYU§series, and super high bulkcardboard of※LIYING§and※BAIYU§ series

2. Food package board of

※LIYA§and※LIZZY§ series

3. Coated cattle card and LIYA book card

4. Playcard paper board

5. Chenming cigarette cardboard

ShouguangHeadquartersJiangxi ChenmingZhanjiang Chenming

High-end gift boxes, cosmetics boxes, tags,shopping bags, publicity pamphlets, high-end postcards; cigarette package printingof medium and high quality; milk package,beverage package, disposable paper cups,milk tea cups, and noodle bowls.Copy paper series※GOLDEN MINGYANG§and※GOLDEN CHENMING§

copy paper,※BOYA§and※BIYUNTIAN§copy paper,※MINGYANG§,※LUCKY CLOUDS§,※BOYANG§and※SHANYIN§copy paper, and※GONGHAO§and※TIANJIAN§ copy paper

ShouguangHeadquartersShouguang MeilunZhanjiang Chenming

Printing and copying business documents,training materials, and writing.Industrial paper seriesHigh-grade yellow anti-sticking base paper, ordinary

yellow/white anti-sticking base paper and PE paper

ShouguangHeadquartersJiangxi ChenmingZhanjiang Chenming

Anti-stick base paper is mainly used forproducing the paper base of stripping paperor anti-sticking base paper;Cast coated base paper is suitable forproducing adhesive paper or playcardcompound paper after coating.Special paper seriesThermal paper and glassine paperShouguang Art PaperHigh-grade adhesive backing paper for

electronics, medicine, food, washing supplies,supermarket labels, double-sided tapes, etc.Household paper

series

Toilet paper, facial tissue, pocket tissue, napkin, papertowels and※XINGZHILIAN§

Shouguang MeilunDaily toilet supplies; used in restaurants and

other catering industries, and used in publictoilets in hotels, guesthouses and officebuildings, and also suitable for home andother environment.

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

III Management Discussion and Analysis

II. Analysis of liquidity, financial resources and capital structure disclosed in accordance with the

listing rules of Hong Kong Stock ExchangeAs at 30 June 2023, the Group*s current ratio was 62.61%. The quick ratio was 49.20%. The gearing ratio (i.e. total liabilitiesdivided by total assets) was 72.28%.There was no significant seasonal trend for capital requirements of the Group.The Group*s sources of capital primarily came from cash inflow generated from operating activities, and borrowings fromfinancial institutions.As at 30 June 2023, the total bank borrowings of the Group were RMB41,483 million (as at the end of the prior year: the totalbank borrowings and Corporate Bonds of the Group were RMB42,288 million and RMB350 million, respectively). As at 30June 2023, the Group had monetary funds of RMB13,756 million (as at the end of the prior year: RMB14,000 million) in total (Forthe breakdown of monetary funds, please refer to X. VII. 1 Note on Monetary Funds in this report).To strengthen its financial management, the Group established and optimised its strict internal control system on cash andcapital management. The liquidity and repayment ability of the Group were in a good condition. As at 30 June 2023, the Grouphad 10,364 employees. The total staff remuneration for the first half of 2023 amounted to RMB545.9545 million (The Grouphad 10,855 employees in 2022. The total staff remuneration for 2022 amounted to RMB1,225.2395 million).There was no major investment project of the Company during the second half of 2023.The Company*s existing bank deposits were primarily used for production and operation, construction projects andinvestment in technology research and developments.For details of the assets with restricted ownership of the Group as at 30 June 2023, please refer to X. VII. 63. Details of assetswith restricted ownership or right to use in this report.III. Analysis of Core CompetitivenessAfter innovation and development for more than 60 years, the Company has created a strong brand influence and cultivateda solid comprehensive competitiveness. It promotes product upgrades, enhances R&D strength and improves corecompetitiveness by building a supply chain. The core competitiveness of the Company did not underwent major changesduring the reporting period. The details of the core competitiveness of the Company are as follows:

1. Advantages of pulp and paper integration

The Company has unwaveringly implemented a pulp and paper integration strategy. At present, its major productionbases located in Shouguang, Zhanjiang, and Huanggang are equipped with chemical pulp production lines, with totalproduction capacity of wood pulp reaching 4.30 million tonnes. It is the first modern large-scale paper making companythat basically realises wood pulp self-sufficiency in China. A complete supply chain not only creates cost advantagefor the Company, but also safeguards the safety, stability and quality of upstream raw materials, and renders strongsupport for the Company to maintain its long-term competitiveness.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

III. Analysis of Core Competitiveness (Cont*d)

2. Scale advantages

The paper making industry is a typical capital-intensive and technology-intensive industry that follows the laws ofeconomies of scale. The Company is a leading player in the paper making industry in China. Its large-scale productionbases can be found in the major markets in Southern, Central, Northern, and Northeast China, with annual pulp andpaper production capacity reaching 11 million tonnes, where reasonable production scale creates the marginal costadvantage. Meanwhile, by leveraging the scale advantages, the Company has built an international logistics centreand railway dedicated lines and docks, and constructed a comprehensive logistics service platform covering containershipping, bonded warehousing, transfer and storage at stations and terminals, realising the improvement of logisticsefficiency and the stability of logistics costs.

3. Product advantages

The Company is an enterprise that offers the widest and the most complete product range in the paper making industry.The product series include culture paper, white cardboard, coated paper, copy paper, household paper, thermal paper,etc., with each major product ranking among the best in terms of market share. The Company has attached greatimportance to technology research and development. By introducing the most advanced pulping and paper makingtechnology and equipment in the world, it persists in technological innovation and work process optimisation, so as tohelp improve product quality and structure upgrade, continuously improve the brand value of Chenming, and enhancebrand benefits.

4. Industry layout advantages

Closely centring on the pulp and paper integration strategy, the Company has integrated resources and establishedits production bases in the core target market to promote the coordinated development of all regions. Currently, theCompany adopts the market-oriented approach and has production bases in Shandong, Guangdong, Hubei, Jiangxi,Jilin and other places. With all products sold at close distances, the Company substantially reduces transportation costswhile improving service efficiency, achieving a※win-win§ between the Company and its users.

5. Advantages in technical equipment

The Company highly values the introduction and upgrades of technical equipment, actively push equipment andtechnology upgrade forward and boasts the largest and most advanced pulping and paper making production line in theworld. The Company*s major production equipment has been imported from internationally renowned manufacturers,including Metso and Valmet of Finland, Voith of Germany, Andritz of Austria, etc. and reached the advanced internationallevel, thus ensuring production efficiency and product quality.

6. Advantages in research and innovation

The Company has scientific research institutions including the national enterprise technology centre, the post-doctoralworking station, the state certified CNAS pulp and paper testing centre. At the same time, the Company actively carriesout in-depth industry-university-research cooperation with prestigious domestic universities and research institutes,continuously improves technical innovation capabilities and scientific research and development levels, and developsa series of new products with high technology contents and high added value as well as proprietary technologies.The Company and its subsidiaries Zhanjiang Chenming, Shouguang Meilun, Jiangxi Chenming, Jilin Chenming andHuanggang Chenming are high and new technology enterprises. As at the end of the reporting period, the Companyhad obtained over 400 national patents, including 39 invention patents, 7 national new products, 16 scientific andtechnological progress awards above the provincial level, 5 national scientific and technological projects, and 70provincial technological innovation projects. The Company took the lead in obtaining the ISO9001 quality systemcertification, the ISO14001 environmental protection system certification and the FSC-COC international forest systemcertification among domestic peers.

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III. Analysis of Core Competitiveness (Cont*d)

7. Team management advantages

The Company possesses a complete and reasonable talent structure consisting of experienced personnel, includinghigh-end talents specialising in production, technology, sales, finance, laws, etc. In the course of business operations,the stable core team has developed a corporate culture that ties in with the Company*s development, summarisedmanagement experience with industry characteristics, and formed a team advantage integrating management andculture, allowing it to accurately grasp the industry development trend. At the same time, the Company has paidattention to the construction of a talent reserve and cultivation mechanism. With advanced business concepts andenormous development space, the Company has attracted an array of high-calibre professionals and improved the levelof human capital construction, providing solid guarantee for the Company*s long-term sustainable development.

8. Advantages in environmental governance capacity

The Company has actively upheld the concept of※lucid waters and lush mountains are invaluable assets§, adhered tothe development idea of※placing green development and environmental protection as its priority§, always regardedenvironmental protection as the※life project§, clung to the green development model of clean production and resourcerecycling, and earnestly shouldered the corporate responsibility of environmental protection. In recent years, theCompany and its subsidiaries have invested more than RMB8 billion in total in environmental protection, and haveconstructed the pollution treatment facilities including the alkali recovery system, reclaimed water treatment system,reclaimed water reuse system, white water recovery system and black liquor comprehensive utilisation system. Theenvironmental protection indicators rank high in China and in the world. At present, the Company adopts the world*smost advanced※ultrafiltration membrane + reverse osmosis membrane§technology to complete the reclaimed waterrecycling membrane treatment project, which is the largest reclaimed water reuse project in the domestic paper industry.The reclaimed water recycle rate attains the industry-leading level. The reclaimed water quality meets drinking waterstandards, which can save hundreds of thousands cubic metres of fresh water every day. Meanwhile, in response to the※dual carbon§policy, the Company actively introduces photovoltaic power generation and biomass power generation,continuously optimises the energy structure and improves the level of low-carbon production.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

IV. Analysis of principal operations

Overview

Please see※I. Principal activities of the Company during the Reporting Period§ for relevant information.Year-on-year changes in major financial information

Unit: RMBThe reporting period

The correspondingperiod of the prior year

Increase/decreaseyear on yearReason for the changeRevenue12,564,962,781.3116,676,428,365.83-24.65%Mainly due to a year-on-year decrease of the

sales volumes and selling prices of machine-made paper during the reporting period.Selling and distribution expenses106,666,717.54138,055,763.65-22.74%Mainly due to a decrease in sales volume and

strict control of expenses by the Company atthe same time during the reporting period.Finance expenses849,526,920.051,021,034,604.66-16.80%Mainly due to a year-on-year decrease of the

interest-bearing liability size and financing ratesduring the reporting period.Investment income-42,756,726.88-24,138,176.90-77.13%Mainly due to a year-on-year increase of

discounted interest on bills included ininvestment income during the reporting period.Gains on changes in fair value-19,815,797.83-58,813,415.4966.31%Mainly due to the change of the shares of China

Bohai Bank during the reporting period.Credit impairment loss-43,081,750.88-25,363,341.1769.86%Mainly due to a year-on-year increase of

provision for bad debts of accounts receivable

during the reporting period.Loss on impairment of assets-43,314,485.761,936,644.092336.57%Mainly due to a year-on-year increase of

provision for impairment of finished products

during the reporting period.Income tax expenses-211,491,182.141,378,726.69-15439.60%Mainly due to a year-on-year decrease of the

total profit realised by the Company during the

reporting period.Net cash flows from operating activities

1,783,087,747.59998,264,209.4578.62%Mainly due to a year-on-year decrease of cash

paid by the Company for purchasing goods and

accepting labour services during the reporting

period.Net cash flows from investing activities

46,500,863.35-806,624,723.83105.76%Mainly due to a year-on-year decrease of

project investments of the Company during the

reporting period.Net cash flows from financing activities

-2,088,182,807.81-242,119,047.65-762.46%Mainly due to the reduction of debts by the

Company during the reporting period.Significant change in structure or source of profit of the Company during the reporting period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no significant change in structure or source of profit of the Company during the reporting period.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

IV. Analysis of principal operations (Cont*d)Components of revenue

Unit: RMBThe reporting period

The corresponding period

of the prior year

Increase/

decreaseyear on yearAmount% of revenueAmount% of revenueTotal revenue12,564,962,781.31100%16,676,428,365.83100%-24.65%By industryMachine-made paper11,300,765,054.8689.94%14,440,493,130.3186.59%-21.74%Chemical pulp240,438,232.651.91%239,810,290.101.44%0.26%Power and steam120,561,393.770.96%195,203,273.891.17%-38.24%Hotel and property rents109,744,705.550.87%104,267,757.090.63%5.25%Construction materials106,371,211.950.85%128,912,692.240.77%-17.49%Processing of moulds100,217,749.880.80%147,804,749.380.89%-32.20%Chemicals60,607,594.980.48%70,973,693.130.43%-14.61%Others526,256,837.674.19%1,348,962,779.698.09%-60.99%By productDuplex press paper3,668,277,002.0729.19%3,784,089,225.0022.69%-3.06%White paper board2,540,842,151.6620.22%5,228,447,295.2731.35%-51.40%Electrostatic paper1,910,330,360.8915.20%1,913,990,734.5111.48%-0.19%Coated paper1,808,743,574.2314.40%2,191,460,241.6513.14%-17.46%Anti-sticking raw paper572,047,556.984.55%512,600,898.293.07%11.60%Thermal paper262,227,271.152.09%280,590,566.031.68%-6.54%Other machine-made paper538,297,137.884.28%529,314,169.563.17%1.70%Chemical pulp240,438,232.651.91%239,810,290.101.44%0.26%Power and steam120,561,393.770.96%195,203,273.891.17%-38.24%Hotel and property rents109,744,705.550.87%104,267,757.090.63%5.25%Construction materials106,371,211.950.85%128,912,692.240.77%-17.49%Processing of moulds100,217,749.880.80%147,804,749.380.89%-32.20%Chemicals60,607,594.980.48%70,973,693.130.43%-14.61%Others526,256,837.674.19%1,348,962,779.698.09%-60.99%By geographical segmentMainland China9,191,090,980.5273.15%12,792,521,541.6576.71%-28.15%Other countries and regions3,373,871,800.7926.85%3,883,906,824.1823.29%-13.13%Industries, products or regions accounting for over 10% of revenue or operating profit of the Company

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

IV. Analysis of principal operations (Cont*d)

Components of revenue (Cont*d)

Unit: RMB

RevenueOperating costs

Gross profit

margin

Increase/decrease ofrevenue ascompared to thecorrespondingperiod of theprior year

Increase/decrease ofoperatingcosts ascompared to thecorrespondingperiod ofthe prior year

Increase/decrease ofgross profitmargin ascompared to the

corresponding

period ofthe prior yearBy industryMachine-made paper11,300,765,054.8610,388,243,784.408.07%-21.74%-14.73%-7.57%By productDuplex press paper3,668,277,002.073,241,144,568.6911.64%-3.06%-4.02%0.88%White paper board2,540,842,151.662,617,159,371.91-3.00%-51.40%-39.04%-20.88%Electrostatic paper1,910,330,360.891,628,885,600.0314.73%-0.19%4.21%-3.60%Coated paper1,808,743,574.231,623,032,059.9310.27%-17.46%-9.38%-8.00%By geographical segmentMainland China9,191,090,980.528,383,226,340.708.79%-28.15%-22.65%-6.49%Other countries and regions3,373,871,800.793,113,505,321.887.72%-13.13%-3.21%-9.45%Under the circumstances that the statistics specification for the Company*s principal operations data experienced adjustmentin the reporting period, the principal activity data upon adjustment of the statistics specification as at the end of the reportingperiod in the latest year Applicable ﹟ Not applicableExplanation on why the related data varied by more than 30%

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

The revenue from white paper board decreased by 51.40% as compared to the corresponding period of the prior year, andthe cost decreased by 39.04% as compared to the corresponding period of the prior year. The main reason was that the salesvolume of white paper board decreased and the selling price decreased during the reporting period.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

V. Analysis of non-principal operations

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMBAmount

As a percentageof total profitReasonIs it sustainable?Other income108,155,697.19-11.94%Receipt of government grants

related to daily business activities

Including RMB82 million which isthe annual amortisation amount ofgovernment grants received in priorperiods, which is sustainable.Gain or loss arising from the change in fair value

-19,815,797.832.19%Fluctuations of fair values of the

shares of China Bohai Bank as wellas forestry assets

NoCredit impairment loss-43,081,750.884.75%Bad debt provisions for receivablesNoLoss on impairment of assets-43,314,485.764.78%Provisions for impairment of

finished products

NoVI. Analysis of assets and liabilities

1. Material changes of asset items

Unit: RMBAs at the end of the reporting periodAs at the end of the prior year

PercentagechangeDescriptionAmountAs apercentage oftotal assetsAmount

As apercentage of

total assetsAccounts receivable2,946,153,971.113.56%3,212,260,445.963.81%-0.25%Mainly due to a decrease of the

Company*s receivables from salescustomers as at the end of the reportingperiod.Accounts receivable financing

614,794,433.040.74%924,960,384.161.10%-0.36%Mainly due to a decrease of bills held

as at the end of the reporting period.Short-term borrowings34,946,527,126.2842.28%36,385,048,295.0243.16%-0.88%Mainly due to a decrease of short-

term borrowings as at the end of

the reporting period as a result of a

reduction of the liability size by the

Company during the reporting period.Bills payable3,530,803,793.614.27%3,128,595,835.043.71%0.56%Mainly due to an increase of payment

for goods with bills by the Company

during the reporting period.Contract liabilities1,629,061,591.451.97%1,306,029,389.801.55%0.42%Mainly due to an increase in advance

receipts from sales customers as at the

end of the reporting period.Non-current liabilities due within one year

4,152,676,912.295.02%4,673,505,241.865.54%-0.52%Mainly due to the repayment of

Corporate Bonds and long-term

borrowings due within one year during

the reporting period.Long-term borrowings4,895,546,304.365.92%3,982,236,251.084.72%1.20%Mainly due to the new long-term

operating property mortgage loans

during the reporting period.Long-term payables2,840,065,362.583.44%3,160,771,126.313.75%-0.31%Mainly due to the transfer of part of

equipment financing funds to non-

current liabilities due within one year

during the reporting period.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

VI. Analysis of assets and liabilities (Cont*d)

2. Major assets overseas

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

3. Assets and liabilities measured at fair value

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMB

ItemOpening balance

Profit or lossfrom changein fair valueduring the period

Cumulative fairvalue changecharged to

equity

Impairment

providedduring theperiod

Purchasesduring theperiodDisposal duringthe period

OtherchangesClosing balanceFinancial assets

1. Held-for-trading financial assets

(excluding derivative financialassets)74,708,444.88-24,274,574.29-145,250,946.5650,433,870.59

2. Other non-current financial assets786,750,761.6262,860,000.001,376,301.89785,374,459.73

3. Consumable biological assets

measured at fair value1,496,607,818.845,749,779.4235,734,776.0711,591,593.6321,795,664.431,492,153,527.46Total2,358,067,025.34-18,524,794.87-46,656,170.4911,591,593.6323,171,966.322,327,961,857.78Whether there were any material changes on the measurement attributes of major assets of the Company during thereporting period Yes ﹟ No

4. Restriction on asset rights as at the end of the reporting period

Unit: RMBItem

Carrying amount as at

the end of the periodReasons for such restrictionMonetary funds11,912,761,370.57As deposits for bank acceptance bills and letters of credit,

security deposits for loans, deposit reserves, interest receivable,etc.Fixed assets5,380,577,035.38As collateral for bank borrowings and long-term payablesInvestment property4,754,893,839.15As collateral for bank borrowingsIntangible assets550,003,479.41As collateral for bank borrowings and long-term payablesAccounts receivables188,497,651.34As collateral for borrowingsTotal22,786,733,375.85

VII. Analysis of Investments

1. Overview

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Investments during the reporting period (RMB)

Investments during thecorresponding period of

the prior year (RMB)Change5,400,000.0010,000,000.00-46.00%

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

VII. Analysis of Investments (Cont*d)

2. Material equity investments during the reporting period

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMB

Name of investeePrincipal activities

Form ofinvestment

InvestmentamountShareholding

Sourceof fundPartner(s)

Period ofinvestmentProduct type

Progress asat the dateof balancesheet

Estimated

returnProfit orloss frominvestmentfor the period

Involvement

in lawsuit

Date ofdisclosure(if any)

Disclosureindex (if any)Jiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd.

Road transport,cargo handling

Acquisition5,400,000.00100.00%Self-owned

fundsSubsidiaryLong termTransportation,

loading andunloading services

CompletedN/A899,011.43NoN/AN/ATotal5,400,000.00每899,011.43

3. Material non-equity investments during the reporting period

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

4. Financial asset investment

(1) Security investments

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMB

Type of security

Stockcode

Abbreviation of

stock name

Initialinvestment cost

Accountingmeasurementmodel

Book value at thebeginning of thereporting period

Profit or lossfrom changes infair value in thecurrent period

Accumulatedchanges in fairvalue included

in equity

Purchasedamount in thecurrent period

Sold amount

in thecurrent period

Profit or loss

during thereporting period

Book valueat the end of thereporting period

Classificationin accounts

Sourceof fundDomestic and foreign shares

09668China Bohai Bank195,684,817.15Measured at fair value74,708,444.88-24,274,574.29-145,250,946.560.000.00-24,274,574.2950,433,870.59Held-for-trading

financial assets

Self-ownedfundsTotal195,684,817.1574,708,444.88-24,274,574.29-145,250,946.560.000.00-24,274,574.2950,433,870.59Disclosure date of announcement in relation to the consideration and approval of securities investments by the Board

20 June 2020Disclosure date of announcement in relation to the consideration and approval of securities investments by the shareholders* general meeting

N/A

(2) Derivatives investments

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company did not have any derivative investments during the reporting period.

5. Use of proceeds

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company did not use any proceeds during the reporting period.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

VIII. Disposal of material assets and equity interest

1. Disposal of material assets

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

2. Disposal of material equity interest

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableIX. Analysis of major subsidiaries and investees

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Major subsidiary and investees accounting for over 10% of the net profit of the Company

Unit: RMBName of company

Type ofcompanyPrincipal activitiesRegistered capitalTotal assetsNet assetsRevenueOperating profitNet profitZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.

SubsidiaryProduction and sale

of duplex press paper,electrostatic paper, andwhite paper board

6,713,808,892.0026,445,170,266.518,772,254,750.005,372,507,782.65-37,455,384.15-40,134,946.90Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.SubsidiaryProduction and sale of

coated paper, culturalpaper, household paperand chemical pulp

4,801,045,519.0017,655,736,949.208,516,407,225.734,453,614,876.187,590,470.9233,639,568.69Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.

SubsidiaryProduction and sale of

chemical pulp

3,245,000,000.009,911,645,261.143,397,703,353.462,111,536,459.36-206,502,600.19-160,294,517.80Acquisition and disposal of subsidiaries during the reporting period

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Name of company

Methods to acquire anddispose of subsidiariesduring the reporting period

Effect on overall production andoperation and resultsJiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd.AcquisitionNet profit increased by RMB900,000.Particulars of major subsidiaries and investees

1. During the reporting period, the price of white paper board declined due to an increase in supply and insufficient

demand, and profit margins of Zhanjiang Chenming were squeezed.

2. The demand for cultural paper and coated paper, the major products of Shouguang Meilun, was rigid, and they are less

affected by the macroeconomic environment during the reporting period.

3. The price of chemical pulp, the major product of Huanggang Chenming, declined due to an increase in supply, and

Huanggang Chenming*s profitability decreased year on year.The company enjoys the advantages of pulp and paper integration, large scale, comprehensive products, reasonableindustrial layout, and advanced technical equipment. With the gradual rise in the selling prices of machine-made paper andthe continuous optimisation of the cost side, the company*s profitability will be effectively restored.

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III Management Discussion and Analysis

X. Structured entities controlled by the Company Applicable ﹟ Not applicableXI. Risk factors of the Company and the measures to be taken

1. Macroeconomic policy risk

As a basic raw material industry, the papermaking industry is supported by the national industrial policy. In recent years,in order to optimise the industrial structure, improve the level of product technology, save energy and reduce emissionsand eliminate backward production capacity, the relevant competent authorities have issued a series of relevant policiesand regulations such as the Paper Industry Development Policy (). With the continuous developmentof China*s economy, the paper industry policy in the future may be also further adjusted. In addition, fiscal and financialpolicies, bank interest rates, and import and export policies may also be adjusted. The adjustment of the aboveindustrial policies and the related policies will affect the operation and development of the Company.In response to the aforesaid risks, the Company will pay close attention to national industrial policies and focus on thedevelopment of pulp and paper industry. Sticking to its innovation-driven strategy, the Company will comprehensivelyoptimise industrial structure and regional layout, and establish coordinated, efficient industry system, thus realisingsteady growth in operating results. At the same time, the Company will continue to strengthen lean management,broaden financing channels, and control costs, in order to improve its operating quality to cope with risks arising frommacroeconomic policy adjustments.

2. Environmental protection risk

Establishing a green paper industry is the strategic direction of industry development. In recent years, environmentalprotection requirements have become increasingly stringent. Relevant authorities have successively issued the WhitePaper on Sustainable Development of Papermaking Industry in China, the Guiding Opinions on Accelerating theEstablishment and Improvement of a Green, Low-Carbon and Cyclical Economic System, the Opinions on Acceleratingthe High-Quality Development of the Manufacturing Services Industry, the※14th Five-Year Plan§ and Medium and Long-term High-quality Development Outline of the Papermaking Industry and other policies, which advocate cyclical, low-carbon, green economy to achieve high-quality development. Such higher national environmental protection standardswill further increase the investment in pollution control by enterprises in the industry and increase the operating costs ofthe Company in the short term.In response to the aforesaid risks, the Company actively responds to the call of the national※double carbon§policy.The Company adheres to the development idea of※placing green development and environmental protection as itspriority§and conducts clean production. The Company widely adopts new technologies for energy saving and emissionreduction and strives to achieve its waste emission target. At present, the Company adopts the world*s most advanced※ultrafiltration membrane+reverse osmosis membrane§technology to complete the reclaimed water recycling membranetreatment project. The reclaimed water recycle rate reaches more than 75%. The reclaimed water quality meets drinkingwater standards, which can save fresh water of 170,000 cubic metres every day. At the same time, the Companyactively explores the comprehensive utilisation of innovative resources and industrial recycling development models,and built three major circular economy ecological chains of※resources-products-renewable resources§.

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XI. Risk factors of the Company and the measures to be taken (Cont*d)

3. Risk of price fluctuation of raw materials

The major raw materials of the papermaking industry are wood pulp and wood chips. China*s wood resources arerelatively limited, and the dependence on wood pulp and wood chips is high, which makes the development of thepapermaking industry subject to fluctuations in the international price of wood pulp and wood chips. If the price of rawmaterials fluctuates sharply, it will bring uncertainty to the control of production costs of papermaking enterprises, whichwill affect the operating performance of enterprises.In response to the aforesaid risks, the Company adheres to the strategic layout of the whole pulp and paper integratedindustry chain, and has wood pulp production lines in Shouguang, Zhanjiang, Huanggang and other production bases,ensuring the stability of upstream raw materials. At the same time, the Company has established a more comprehensivesupply chain management mechanism, practiced source procurement, closely followed the price trends of the rawmaterials market, and improved its market research and judgment ability, in order to minimise the impact of fluctuationsin raw material prices on the Company.

4. Risk of intensifying market competition

Although the papermaking industry has accelerated the elimination of outdated production capacity after several roundsof environmental protection policies, the industry structure has been optimised with a further improved concentration.However, there remains the phenomena of a large number of enterprises, structural and staged overcapacity of someproducts, a large number of mid- and low-end products, and product homogeneity. In the first half of 2023, affectedby the macroeconomic environment, the market demand for machine-made paper weakened, and market competitionfurther intensified.In response to the aforesaid risks, the Company continues to promote technological innovation and transformation,and continuously improves its production equipment, processing design and process levels, in order to realise leanproduction, improve product quality, and create brand benefits. At the same time, based on the market conditions, theCompany produces marketable products to meet the diverse needs, striving to form a high-quality, refined, special,differentiated and personalised product structure, increase the added value of products, and improve the level ofcorporate profitability.

5. Risk of the financial leasing business

The Company may suffer from loss if the lessees of its financial leasing business cannot make full rental payment ontime due to any reason and there are abuses on equipment or any other short-term behaviour. Although the risk of suchrental being unrecoverable is minimal, the Company will also make bad debt provision as required under its accountingpolicy. If such amounts cannot be recovered on time, the Company may be exposed to risk of bad debts.To this end, Chenming Leasing has comprehensive risk prevention and control measures for the financial leasingbusiness, with strong risk resistance and low risk of default. At present, the Company focuses on the development ofits principal activities, i.e. pulp production and paper making, and continues to reduce the size of the financial leasingbusiness. As at the end of the reporting period, the balance of financial leases of Chenming Leasing decreased toRMB5.501 billion. Some financial lease receivables of Chenming Leasing were overdue due to factors such as theweak macroeconomic environment with the overdue principals amounting to RMB1,781 million, for which provisionsof RMB689 million were made, and a provision coverage rate of 38.69%. Certain assets have been seized throughlitigation. The Company had resorted to various collection measures such as control of the underlying assets, litigationfor seizure, recovery for guarantors and debt reconstruction with the overall risks under control.

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IV Corporate Governance

I. Annual general meeting and extraordinary general meeting convened during the reporting

period

1. General meetings during the reporting period

MeetingType of meeting

Attendancerate ofinvestorsConvening dateDisclosure dateResolutions of meeting2023 first extraordinary general meeting

Extraordinary general meeting21.96%27 February 202328 February 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

(announcement no.: 2023-010)28 February 2023http://www.hkex.com.hk2023 first class meeting for holders of domestic-listed shares

Class general meeting24.14%27 February 202328 February 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

(announcement no.: 2023-010)28 February 2023http://www.hkex.com.hk2023 first class meeting for holders of overseas-listed shares

Class general meeting11.72%27 February 202328 February 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

(announcement no.: 2023-010)28 February 2023http://www.hkex.com.hk2023 second extraordinary general meeting

Extraordinary general meeting20.53%8 May 20239 May 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

(announcement no.: 2023-043)8 May 2023http://www.hkex.com.hk2022 annual general meetingAnnual general meeting21.60%12 May 202313 May 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

(announcement no.: 2023-044)12 May 2023http://www.hkex.com.hk

2. Extraordinary general meeting requested by holders of preference shares with voting rights restored

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableII. Changes of Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management of the Company Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no change of Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management of the Company during the reporting period. Pleasesee the 2022 annual report for details.III. Profit distribution and conversion of capital reserves into share capital during the reporting

period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company does not propose distribution of cash dividends and bonus shares, and increase of share capital from reservesfor the interim period.IV. Implementation of the equity incentive plan, employee shareholding plan or other employee

incentive measure of the Company

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

1. Equity incentive

1. On 30 March 2020, the Company convened the ninth extraordinary meeting of the ninth session of the Board, at

which the Company considered and approved the Resolution in Relation to the 2020 Restricted Share IncentiveScheme of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited (Draft) and Its Summary and other resolutions. On thesame date, the fourth extraordinary meeting of the ninth session of the Supervisory Committee of the Companyconsidered and approved the above resolutions and verified the list of proposed participants of the incentivescheme. Independent Directors of the Company issued independent opinions on the incentive scheme.

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IV Corporate Governance

IV. Implementation of the equity incentive plan, employee shareholding plan or other employeeincentive measure of the Company(Cont*d)

1. Equity incentive (Cont

*d)

2. On 3 April 2020, the Company announced the list of participants through the Company

*s internal website for aperiod from 3 April 2020 to 12 April 2020. During the period, the Supervisory Committee of the Company andrelevant departments did not receive any objection against the proposed participants. The Supervisory Committeeverified the list of participants under the grant of the incentive scheme.

3. On 15 May 2020, the Company convened the 2020 second extraordinary general meeting, the 2020 first class

meeting for holders of domestic-listed shares and the 2020 first class meeting for holders of overseas-listedshares, at which the Company considered and approved the Resolution in Relation to the 2020 Restricted ShareIncentive Scheme of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited (Draft) and Its Summary and other resolutions.On 16 May 2020, the Company disclosed the Self-Examination Report for the Trading of Shares of the Companyby Insiders and Participants of the 2020 Restricted A Share Incentive Scheme.

4. On 29 May 2020, the Company convened the tenth extraordinary meeting of ninth session of the Board and the

fifth extraordinary meeting of the ninth session of the Supervisory Committee, at which the Company consideredand approved the Resolution on the Matters Relating to Adjustments to the 2020 Restricted A Share IncentiveScheme of the Company and the Resolution in Relation to the Grant of Restricted Shares to the Participants,approving the issue of 79,600,000 restricted A shares to 111 participants at the price of RMB2.85 per share on 29May 2020.

5. On 15 July 2020, the 79,600,000 restricted A shares granted to the participants were listed.

6. On 18 July 2022, the Company convened the second extraordinary meeting of the tenth session of the Board

and the first extraordinary meeting of the tenth session of the Supervisory Committee, at which the Companyconsidered and approved the Resolution on the Fulfilment of the Unlocking Conditions of the Restricted SharesGranted under the 2020 Restricted A Share Incentive Scheme during the First Unlocking Period and the Resolutionon the Adjustment to the Repurchase Price of the 2020 Restricted A Share Incentive Scheme and Repurchaseand Cancellation of Certain Restricted Shares. The independent Directors of the Company issued independentopinions to agree with such resolutions.96 participants fulfilled the unlocking conditions for the first unlocking period under the 2020 Restricted A ShareIncentive Scheme with 29,948,000 restricted shares being eligible for unlocking. 15 participants had resigned,had changed duty, and had removed from office, which failed to comply with the unlocking conditions. Thetotal number of restricted shares that have been granted to and held by the participants and have not yet beenunlocked is 4,466,000, representing 5.61% of the total number of restricted shares granted under the 2020Restricted A Share Incentive Scheme.

7. On 27 July 2022, 29,948,000 restricted A shares that were unlocked were listed for trading.

8. On 9 October 2022, Grant Thornton (Special General Partnership) issued a Capital Verification Report (Zhi Tong

Yan Zi (2022) No. 371C000576), in which they verified the change in the registered capital and paid-in capital (sharecapital) of the Company as of 30 September 2022. Verification result: As of 30 September 2022, the registeredcapital and paid-in capital (share capital) of the Company upon the change amounted to RMB2,979,742,200.00and RMB2,979,742,200.00, respectively.

9. On 18 October 2022, the Company completed the procedures for the repurchase and cancellation of 4,466,000

restricted A shares with the Shenzhen Branch of China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited.

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IV Corporate Governance

IV. Implementation of the equity incentive plan, employee shareholding plan or other employeeincentive measure of the Company(Cont*d)

2. Implementation of the employee shareholding plan

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

3. Other employee incentive measure

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

V. Disclosures as required by the Hong Kong Listing Rules issued by the Stock Exchange of

Hong Kong Limited(I) Compliance with the Code on Corporate GovernanceThe Company maintained high standards of corporate governance practices through various internal controls. TheBoard reviews the corporate governance practices of the Company from time to time to enhance the corporategovernance standards of the Company. The Company had fully complied with all the principles and code provisionsof the Code on Corporate Governance as set out in Appendix 14 to the Hong Kong Listing Rules during the reportingperiod.(II) Securities transactions by DirectorsThe Directors of the Company confirmed that the Company had adopted the Model Code for Securities Transactionsby Directors of Listed Companies as set out in Appendix 10 to the Hong Kong Listing Rules. Having made adequateenquiries with all Directors of the Company, the Company was not aware of any information that reasonably suggestedthat the Directors had not complied with the requirements as stipulated in this code during the reporting period.

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V Environmental and Social Responsibility

I. Major environmental protection mattersAre the Company and its subsidiaries classified as key pollutant discharging unit as specified by environmental protectionauthority

﹟ Yes No

Environmental protection related policies and industry standards

1. The Company, during its own production and operation process, strictly abides by relevant environmental protection

laws and regulations as follows:

The Environmental Protection Law of the People*s Republic of China, the Law on the Prevention and Control of AirPollution of the People*s Republic of China, the Law on the Prevention and Control of Water Pollution of the People*sRepublic of China, the Law on the Prevention and Control of Environmental Pollution by Solid Waste of the People*sRepublic of China, the Law on Noise Pollution Prevention and Control of the People*s Republic of China, Regulations onthe Administration of Pollutant Discharge Permit, Regulations on Groundwater Management, and the Measures for theEmergency Administration of Environmental Contingencies.

2. The Company strictly implements national, industry and local standards for pollutant discharge as follows:

Exhaust gas: Integrated Emission Standard of Air Pollutants (GB16297-1996), Emission Standard of Air Pollutants forThermal Power Plants (GB13223-2011), Emission Standard for Odor Pollutants (GB14554-93), Emission Standard of AirPollutants for Boilers (DB44/765-2019), Emission Standard of Air Pollutants for Thermal Power Plants (DB37/664-2019),Regional and Integrated Emission Standard of Air Pollutants (DB37/2376-2019), and Emission Standard of Air Pollutantsfor Building Materials Industry (DB37/2373-2018).Wastewater: Integrated Wastewater Discharge Standard (GB8978-1996), Wastewater Quality Standards for Dischargeto Municipal Sewers (GB/T31962-2015), Discharge Standard of Water Pollutants for the Pulp and Paper Industry(GB3544-2008) and Discharge Limits of Water Pollutants (DB44/26-2001), and the wastewater influent standard of localwastewater treatment plants.Noise: Emission Standard for Industrial Enterprises Noise at Boundary (GB 12348-2008).Environmental protection administrative licensingShandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited: Issued on 2 March 2023 and valid up to 1 March 2028.Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.: Issued on 2 March 2023 and valid up to 1 March 2028.Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.: Issued on 30 May 2022 and valid up to 29 May 2027.Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.: Issued on 11 June 2020 and valid up to 27 June 2025.Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.: Issued on 14 September 2021 and valid up to 13 September 2026.Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.: Issued on 10 December 2021 and valid up to 9 December 2026.

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V Environmental and Social Responsibility

I. Major environmental protection matters (Cont*d)Industry emission standards and the status of pollutant emissions involved in production and operationactivities

Name of companyor subsidiary

Categoryof majorpollutantsand specificpollutants

Name of majorpollutants andspecificpollutants

Way ofemission

Number ofemissionoutletsDistribution ofemission outlets

Emissionconcentration/

intensity

PollutantemissionstandardsimplementedTotal emissions

Approvedtotalemissions

ExcessiveemissionsShandong Chenming

Paper HoldingsLimited

Exhaust gasSO

Organisedemission

2Chenming IndustrialPark

Power plant no. 1:

17.4mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

16.7mg/m

35mg/m

Power plant no. 1:

15.4t

Power plant no. 2:

15.4t

160.32t/yearNo

NOx

Organised

emission

2Chenming Industrial

Park

Power plant no. 1:

38.9mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

38.5mg/m

50mg/m

Power plant no. 1:

34.9t

Power plant no. 2:

35.9t

233.91t/yearNo

ParticulatesOrganised

emission

2Chenming Industrial

Park

Power plant no. 1:

0.811mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

0.770mg/m

5mg/m

Power plant no. 1:

0.724t

Power plant no. 2:

0.731t

23.39t/yearNo

WastewaterCODIndirect emission2Chenming Industrial

Park

Sewage outlet no. 1:

152mg/LSewage outlet no. 2:

180mg/L

300mg/LSewage outlet no. 1:

553tSewage outlet no. 2:

1,240t

6,510.74t/yearNoAmmonia

nitrogen

Indirect emission2Chenming Industrial

Park

Sewage outlet no. 1:

2.77mg/L

Sewage outlet no. 2:

0.832mg/L

30mg/LSewage outlet no. 1:

10.3t

Sewage outlet no. 2:

6.00t

650.7t/yearNo

Total nitrogenIndirect emission2Chenming Industrial

Park

Sewage outlet no. 1:

17.7 mg/L

Sewage outlet no. 2:

14.5 mg/L

70mg/LSewage outlet no. 1:

63.2t

Sewage outlet no. 2:

103t

1,519.1t/yearNoShouguang MeilunPaper Co., Ltd.

Exhaust gasSO

Organisedemission

4Chenming IndustrialPark

Power plant no. 1:

18.8mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

13.4mg/m

Alkali recovery:

3.87mg/m

Lime kiln:

4.24mg/m

35mg/m

(self-ownedpower plant),

50mg/m

(chemicalpulp mill)

Power plant no. 1:

18.8t

Power plant no. 2:

11.6t

Alkali recovery: 20.5t

Lime kiln: 2.95t

342.89t/yearNo

NO

x

Organised

emission

4Chenming Industrial

Park

Power plant no. 1:

32.4mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

29.7mg/m

Alkali recovery:

73.9mg/m

Lime kiln:

17.8mg/m

50mg/m

(self-ownedpower plant),100mg/m

(chemicalpulp mill)

Power plant no. 1:

31.8t

Power plant no. 2:

24tAlkali recovery:

355tLime kiln:

14.0t

1,202.75t/yearNo

ParticulatesOrganised

emission

4Chenming IndustrialPark

Power plant no. 1:

0.677mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

1.53mg/m

Alkali recovery:

1.03mg/m

Lime kiln:

1.24mg/m

5mg/m

(self-ownedpower plant),

10mg/m

(chemicalpulp mill)

Power plant no. 1:

0.647t

Power plant no. 2:

1.17t

Alkali recovery:

5.17t

Lime kiln:

0.71t

121.979t/yearNo

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Name of companyor subsidiary

Categoryof majorpollutantsand specificpollutants

Name of majorpollutants andspecificpollutants

Way ofemission

Number of

emission

outlets

Distribution ofemission outlets

Emissionconcentration/intensity

PollutantemissionstandardsimplementedTotal emissions

Approvedtotalemissions

ExcessiveemissionsJiangxi Chenming

Paper Co., Ltd.

Exhaust gasSO

Organisedemission

1Thermal power plant240T/h furnace:

9.17mg/m

200mg/m

16.4243t806t/yearNo

NOx

Organisedemission

1Thermal power plant240T/h furnace:

25.83mg/m

200mg/m

32.1654t806t/yearNo

ParticulatesOrganised

emission

1Thermal power plant240T/h furnace:

2.45mg/m

30mg/m

3.2623t135t/yearNo

WastewaterCODDirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

32.58mg/L90mg/L192.74t1,260t/yearNoAmmonianitrogen

Direct emission1Total wastewater

discharge

2.11mg/L8mg/L7.6t112t/yearNoTotal nitrogenDirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

7.07mg/L12mg/L17.52t/NoJilin Chenming Paper

Co., Ltd.

Exhaust gasSO

Organised

emission

3 (2 in use,

1 spare)

Within factory area12.83mg/m

100mg/m

4.37t97t/yearNo

NO

x

Organised

emission

3 (2 in use,

1 spare)

Within factory area55.92mg/m

100mg/m

24.61t213t/yearNo

ParticulatesOrganised

emission

3 (2 in use,

1 spare)

Within factory area16.53mg/m

30mg/m

7.26t51.66t/yearNo

WastewaterCODIndirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

121.86mg/L120mg/L304.31t6,000t/yearNoAmmonia

nitrogen

Indirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

1.39mg/L45mg/L3.52t500t/yearNoTotal nitrogenIndirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

7.77mg/L50mg/L19.47t/NoZhanjiang Chenming

Pulp & Paper Co.,Ltd.

Exhaust gasSO

Organised

emission

5Within factory areaPower plant no. 1:

6.4mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

9.28mg/m

Power plant no. 3:

5.28mg/m

Power plant no. 4:

8.35mg/m

1#2#3#4#circulatingfluidised bed

boilers:

35mg/m

26.305t620t/yearNo

I. Major environmental protection matters (Cont*d)

Industry emission standards and the status of pollutant emissions involved in production and operationactivities(Cont*d)

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

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Name of companyor subsidiary

Categoryof majorpollutantsand specificpollutants

Name of majorpollutants andspecificpollutants

Way ofemission

Number of

emission

outletsDistribution ofemission outlets

Emissionconcentration/intensity

PollutantemissionstandardsimplementedTotal emissions

Approvedtotalemissions

ExcessiveemissionsNOx

Organised

emission

5Within factory areaAlkali recovery:

98.43mg/m

Power plant no. 1:

10.79mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

10.58mg/m

Power plant no. 3:

7.38mg/m

Power plant no. 4:

9.29mg/m

Alkali recovery:

200mg/m

1#2#3#4#circulatingfluidised bedboilers:

50mg/m

529.521t1,800t/yearNo

ParticulatesOrganised

emission

5Within factory areaPower plant no. 1:

2.01mg/m

Power plant no. 2:

0.96mg/m

Power plant no. 3:

0.38mg/m

Power plant no. 4:

0.57mg/m

1#2#3#4#circulatingfluidised bed

boilers:

10mg/m

3.515t195.06t/yearNo

WastewaterCODDirect emission1Within factory area42.66mg/L90mg/L457.734t1,943t/yearNo

Ammonia

nitrogen

Direct emission1Within factory area0.7mg/L8mg/L7.661t43.9t/yearNoTotal nitrogenDirect emission1Within factory area4.35mg/L12mg/L47.058t320.4t/yearNoHuanggang Chenming

Pulp & Paper Co.,Ltd.

Exhaust gasSO

Organised

emission

1Lime kiln chimney24.954 mg/m

80mg/m

9.61t142.872t/yearNo

SO

Organised

emission

1Alkali furnace chimney18.336mg/m

200mg/m

11.96t328.417t/yearNo

NO

x

Organised

emission

1Lime kiln chimney111.662mg/m

180mg/m

67.63t181.887t/yearNo

NO

x

Organised

emission

1Alkali furnace chimney158.182 mg/m

200mg/m

273.26t950.829t/yearNo

ParticulatesOrganised

emission

1Lime kiln chimney44.772 mg/m

200mg/m

10.35t45.311t/yearNo

ParticulatesOrganised

emission

1Alkali furnace chimney39.449mg/m

30mg/m

24.88t83.759t/yearNo

WastewaterCODIndirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

19.40 mg/L150mg/L83.44t398.911t/yearNoAmmonia

nitrogen

Indirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

0.15 mg/L14mg/L0.63t39.891t/yearNoTotal nitrogenIndirect emission1Total wastewater

discharge

1.57mg/L29mg/L6.83t/No

I. Major environmental protection matters (Cont*d)

Industry emission standards and the status of pollutant emissions involved in production and operationactivities(Cont*d)

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V Environmental and Social Responsibility

I. Major environmental protection matters (Cont*d)

Treatment of pollutants

1. Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited

Its own power plant uses the exhaust gas treatment process of limestone-gypsum desulfurisation+SNCR selective non-catalytic reduction denitration+electric and bag composite dust removal+wet type electric dust removal. In the firsthalf of 2023, the environmental protection exhaust gas treatment facilities operated well, and were overhauled in timeaccording to the overhaul plan. The daily average exhaust gas indicator did not exceed the standard, and the exhaustgas was discharged up to the standard after treatment.Its sewage treatment plant uses the traditional activated sludge wastewater treatment process+membrane treatmentand recycle process, and the wastewater which is treated up to the standard is partially discharged into the sewagetreatment plant of Shouguang Zhongye Water Co., Ltd., and partially reused in production lines. In the first half of 2023,the wastewater treatment facilities operated well, and were overhauled in time according to the overhaul plan. The dailyaverage wastewater indicator did not exceed the standard, and the wastewater was discharged up to the standard aftertreatment.

2. Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.

Its own power plant uses the exhaust gas treatment process of limestone-gypsum desulfurisation+SNCR selectivenon-catalytic reduction denitration+electric and bag composite dust removal+wet type electric dust removal. Thechemical pulp alkali recovery furnace uses the exhaust gas treatment process of PSCR denitration+electrostatic dustremoval, and the chemical pulp lime kiln uses the exhaust gas treatment process of ozone denitration+electrostatic dustremoval+wet type electric dust removal. In the first half of 2023, the environmental protection exhaust gas treatmentfacilities operated well, and were overhauled in time according to the overhaul plan. The daily average exhaust gasindicator did not exceed the standard, and the exhaust gas was discharged up to the standard after treatment.

3. Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.

Its own power plant uses the exhaust gas treatment process of ammonia desulfurisation+SNCR catalytic reductiondenitrification+ electric and bag composite dust removal+90-metre desulfurisation and denitrification tower. The aerobicsection of the sewage treatment plant is equipped with a negative pressure exhaust device to recover and treat theexhaust gas from anaerobic and aerobic sections, and uses the process of alkali spraying+biofiltration+water washing.In the first half of 2023, the environmental protection exhaust gas treatment facilities operated well, and were overhauledin time according to the overhaul plan. The daily average exhaust gas indicator did not exceed the standard, and theexhaust gas was discharged up to the standard after treatment.Industrial wastewater is collected by a catchment well with large particles removed by grids and fibres in the wastewaterrecovered by inclined mesh, and then flow into the settling tank for preliminary settling and cooling in free-flowing.When the water temperature reaches 38∼C, the water is pumped into a high-concentration primary settling tank anda low-concentration primary settling tank. After the pre-acidification treatment, organic matter which can be easilydecomposed from the polymer decomposed through a hydrolysis acidification tank. In the biochemical process, thebiogas produced is recovered for power generation, and the biochemical water enters into the anaerobic section, andgets into aeration and other aerobic systems with cooled low-concentration water. A stable COD value is achievedthrough the aerobic system. In order to better treat the water, the aerobic water enters into the in-depth treatmentsystem, and is treated up to the standard through the processes such as Fenton treatment, settling tank treatment,inclined plate settling, and flocculation settling. In the process of wastewater treatment, the suspended matter in thewater body is removed from the sludge produced which is treated by the processes such as plate and frame filteringand belt machine desliming, which meets the requirements of Table II of GB3544. A reclaimed water recycling device isin place to recycle some water which meets the requirements.

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I. Major environmental protection matters (Cont*d)Treatment of pollutants (Cont*d)

4. Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.

Its own power plant uses low-temperature combustion, staged combustion and SCR denitrification outside thefurnace, and uses bag filter for flue gas dust removal, and uses wet desulfurisation process of limestone inside thefurnace+limestone-gypsum outside the furnace, and the discharge is up to the standard.The sewage station uses the treatment process of anaerobic (IC reactor)+aerobic (jet aeration)+in-depth treatment (Fentonadvanced oxidation), and the discharge is up to the standard.

5. Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd.

Atmospheric pollutant treatment: bag filter dust removal+wet limestone-gypsum desulfurisation+SCR denitrationsystem. Atmospheric pollutant treatment facilities operate normally. In 2023, the average emissions were lower than theemission standards, and the total pollutant emissions were lower than the approved total emissions. In 2023, the totalparticulate emissions were 3.515 tonnes, which were lower than the standard of 195.06 tonnes/year, the nitrogen oxideswere 529.521 tonnes, which were lower than the total 1,800 tonnes/year, and the sulphur dioxide was 26.305 tonnes,which was lower than the total 620 tonnes/year. The discharge was up to the standard.Water pollutants are treated by physicochemical+biochemical+Fenton treatment methods, and the 86,000-tonnetreatment process is: catchment well-conditioning-primary settling-cooling tower-aeration tank-secondary settling tank-Fenton-re-conditioning tank-clarifier. The 30,000-tonne treatment process is: catchment well-primary settling tower 每hydrolysis tank-IC tower 每 aeration tank-secondary settling tank-Fenton-oxidation callback tank-final settling tank. Thewater treatment process has operated normally. In 2023, the average discharge was: COD at 42.66mg/L, as comparedwith the discharge standard at 90mg/L, ammonia nitrogen at 0.7mg/L, as compared with the discharge standard at8mg/L and total nitrogen at 4.35mg/L, as compared with the discharge standard at 12mg/L. All the pollutants weredischarged up to the standard.

6. Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.

The alkali furnace uses polymer denitration outside the furnace+electrostatic dust removal and alkaline melt from theprocess able to absorb sulphur dioxide. The discharge is up to the standard. The lime kiln uses limestone to fix sulphurand five electrostatic precipitators to remove dust. The discharge is up to the standard.The sewage treatment uses physical settling+aerobic biochemical treatment+Fenton in-depth treatment process. Thedischarge is up to the standard.The lime kiln scrubbing tower which was constructed with an investment of RMB4.2 million came into use on 1 May2022. It can effectively reduce the emission concentration of sulphur dioxide and hydrogen sulphide to below 10 mg/m

.

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V Environmental and Social Responsibility

I. Major environmental protection matters (Cont*d)Emergency plan for emergency environmental incidentsThe Company has strictly implemented emergency regulations for emergency environmental incidents, and formulated variousemergency plans for emergency environmental incidents according to the technical requirements in the※Technical Guidelinesfor Emergency Environmental Pollution Accidents§. The plans are reviewed by and filed with the Environmental ProtectionBureau, and regular emergency training and emergency drills are conducted. Emergency measures in relation to dangerouschemicals are formulated in accordance with the environmental protection requirements. At the same time, necessaryemergency supplies are provided with regular inspections and updates.Investment in environmental governance and protection and payment of environmental protection taxThe Company has always adhered to the concept of※green development, ecological Chenming§, and clung to thedevelopment model of※clean production§and resource recycling. A green ecology is incorporated in the whole process ofproduction and operation. The Company has invested more than RMB8 billion in total to construct the pollution treatmentfacilities including the alkali recovery system, reclaimed water treatment system, reclaimed water reuse system, white waterrecovery system and black liquor comprehensive utilisation system. The environmental protection indicators rank high in China.During the reporting period, the Company paid environmental protection tax according to law. The Company*s environmentalprotection tax mainly results from atmospheric pollutants. According to the Environmental Protection Tax Law of People*sRepublic of China and its implementation rules, the pollutants shall be calculated according to the automatic monitoring dataof pollutants if automatic pollutant monitoring equipment which complies with national provisions and monitoring standardsis installed and used. Taxable atmospheric pollutants are determined according to the pollution equivalent quantity convertedfrom the amount of pollutant discharge. The taxable atmospheric pollutants discharged from each outlet, or where there is nooutlet, are to be ranked in decreasing order of pollution equivalent quantity, and environmental taxes are to be levied on thetop three pollutants. From January to June 2023, the Company paid environmental protection tax amounting to RMB6.3164million.

Environmental self-monitoring programme

The Company has strictly complied with self-monitoring laws and regulations, and conducted self-monitoring in accordancewith the environmental protection requirements to establish and perfect the corporate environmental management ledgersand materials. At present, self-monitoring is a combination of manual monitoring and automatic monitoring. At the same time,qualified units are engaged to conduct regular monitoring. Automatically monitored items include: total wastewater discharge(COD, ammonia nitrogen, flow rate, total phosphorus, total nitrogen and pH); power plant, alkali recovery boilers and limekiln exhaust emissions (sulphur dioxide, nitrogen oxide and smoke). Manually monitored items include: daily monitoring ofCOD, ammonia nitrogen, SS, chroma, pH, total phosphorus and total nitrogen indicators. Sewage and other monitoring items,unorganised exhaust emission, solid waste, and noise at the plant boundary, are monitored on a monthly or quarterly basis byqualified units engaged in accordance with the local environmental protection requirements in relation to each subsidiary.The self-monitoring data and environmental monitoring programmes for pollutants discharge of various subsidiaries arepublished on the national key pollution source information disclosure website and the provincial key pollution sourceinformation disclosure websites.Administrative penalties for environmental problems during the reporting periodThe Company was not subject to any administrative penalty for environmental problems during the reporting period.Other environmental information to be disclosedThe relevant environmental protection information of the pollutant discharge permit information and the pollutant dischargepermit requirements is announced on the national sewage discharge permit management information platform.

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V Environmental and Social Responsibility

I. Major environmental protection matters (Cont*d)Measures taken to reduce its carbon emissions during the reporting period and their effectiveness

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

1. The Group strengthened energy management, and compared and analysed the consumption of coal, electricity, on a

daily basis with strict control.

2. The Group implemented the conversion of old and new energy sources, eliminated high energy-consuming equipment,

replaced high-efficiency inverter and energy-saving motors, and reduced energy consumption.

3. According to the zero position of the air cover of the paper machine dryer, the Group reduced the frequency of the fan

appropriately to improve the drying efficiency by raising the zero position and save electricity consumption.

4. For moisture content of screening unit and squeezing unit of paper machine, the Group reduced out of the press

moisture and the amount of steam used of drying unit by adjusting the lip plate flow rate, retention rate and line pressureand other measures.

5. The Group strengthened daily energy-saving management by developing a system for temperature of air conditioning

and switching on and off of various power supplies, with tracking and inspection.

6. The Group vigorously developed clean energy and energy recycling projects to reduce carbon emissions. The

Shouguang Chenming 33 MW and Zhanjiang Chenming 24 MW photovoltaic power generation projects was underway.

7. The Group carried out energy saving and emission reduction at different factories, so that the amount of clean water

was under strict control, the amount of water produced by membrane treatment was increased and the amount ofwastewater recycled was increased.

Other environmental protection related informationOther environmental protection related information is announced on the Company*s website.

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V Environmental and Social Responsibility

II. Social responsibility

During the reporting period, adhering to the philosophy of※Creating high-quality paper products and sincerely repaying thesociety§, the Company paid attention to the creation of social value while pursuing economic benefits, and took the initiativeto assume its social responsibilities to shareholders, employees, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders. The Companystrived to practice the concept of green development, so as to promote the high-quality sustainable development of economy,environment and society.

1. Regulate corporate governance and safeguard shareholders

* rights and interestsDuring the reporting period, the Company regulated its corporate governance in strict accordance with the CompanyLaw, the Securities Law, the Rules Governing the Listing of Shares on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, the RulesGoverning the Listing of Securities on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited and the Articlesof Association. The Company adopted a combination of on-site and online voting to convene general meetings, andsome Directors, Supervisors and senior management members attended (or were present at) general meetings in aserious and responsible manner to ensure the shareholders of the Company to know, participate in and vote on majorissues. The Company held the 2022 annual results briefing and strengthened communication with investors throughShenzhen Stock Exchange*s irm.cninfo.com.cn platform and investor hotline. At the same time, the Company strictlyfulfilled its information disclosure obligations. As of the end of the reporting period, the Company disclosed over 110announcements on Shenzhen Stock Exchange and the Stock Exchange, and ensured the truthfulness, accuracy,completeness, timeliness and fairness of the disclosures, effectively improving the Company*s transparency andsafeguarding shareholders* rights and interests.

2. Insist on people-orientation and focus on employee development

The Company always adheres to the※people-orientation§ concept, respects employees*rights and interests, andactively empowers employees to help their career growth and enhance employees*satisfaction. During the reportingperiod, the Company continuously improved its human resources management system. Guided by the employmentconcept of※eliminating backwardness, rejecting mediocrity and motivating advancement§, the Company gatheredinnovation strength with talents, optimised its remuneration system and assessment and incentive mechanism, createda clear employee promotion path, built a diversified and personalised training platform, and further improved theirpost responsibility performance capability. Meanwhile, the Company enhanced employees*sense of happiness andbelonging by actively holding table tennis and badminton competitions, organising summer cooling and other activities,presenting birthday cakes, helping employees in need and improving the dining environment. The Company wasrecognised as one of the first Weifang Youth Development-friendly Enterprises.

3. Optimise supply management and improve customer service

During the reporting period, the Company adhered to the core values of※honesty win-win and sharing§, constantlyimproved the supply chain management system, strengthened source procurement, and established long-termcooperation with suppliers to reduce procurement costs while ensuring a stable raw material supply. The Companystrengthened the refined customer management, improved the sales management system, optimised the customercomplaint handling process, and enhanced customer satisfaction. Meanwhile, guided by market demand, the Companycontinued to carry out new product development and technical iteration to provide customers with high-standard andhigh-quality products and services, fully protecting customers* rights and interests.

4. Adhere to green production to help ecological construction

During the reporting period, the Company adhered to the concept of※green development and ecological Chenming§,intensified its environmental protection work, actively promoted clean production, promoted the equipment andtechnology upgrading, vigorously implemented energy conservation and emission reduction, constantly exploredthe mode of innovative resources comprehensive utilisation and industrial recycling development, promoted theconstruction of photovoltaic power generation projects, and gained new momentum for green development. TheCompany constantly improved risk management and control measures and hidden danger governance solutions,actively carried out potential safety hazards investigation and rectification, conducted special inspections in confinedspaces, ensured dual prevention mechanism normalisation, and effectively built a safety defence. Furthermore, theCompany adhered to technological innovation, strengthened Industry-University-Research cooperation to providethe society with※environment-friendly§green products, built an ecological chain of※resources-products-recycledresources§ circular economy, and helped construct ecological civilisation.

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VI Material Matters

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Undertaking

Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceUndertaking madeduring asset restructuring

Shandong Chenming PaperHoldings Limited and itsDirectors, Supervisors andSenior Management (ChenHongguo, Hu Changqing, LiXingchun, Li Feng, Li Weixian,Han Tingde, Li Chuanxuan, LiZhihui, Sun Jianfei, Yin Meiqun,Yang Biao, Li Kang, Qiu Lanju,Sang Ailing, Pan Ailing, ZhangHong, Li Xueqin, Li Zhenzhong,Li Mingtang, Ge Guangming,Dong Lianming, Yuan Xikun andChu Hon Leung)

Undertaking to providetrue, accurate andcomplete information

1. I/The Company has provided information and documents related to the transaction

(including but not limited to original written materials, duplicate materials or oral testimony).I/The Company guarantees that the copies or photocopies of the documents and materialsprovided are the same as the originals, and the signatures and seals of these documentsand materials are true, ensures that the relevant information and documents provided forthe transaction are true, accurate and complete, and there are no false records, misleadingstatements or major omissions, and bears individual and joint legal responsibilitiesfor the authenticity, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. 2. TheCompany/I guarantee that there are no false records, misleading statements or majoromissions in the information disclosure and application documents of the transaction.If the information provided or disclosed in the transaction is suspected to contain falserecords, misleading statements or major omissions, thus causing losses to investors,the Company/I will be jointly and severally liable for compensation. 3. If the transactionis placed on file for investigation by the judicial authorities or by the CSRC because ofthe false records, misleading statements or major omissions in the information providedor disclosed, the Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management members who hold theshares of the Company will suspend the transfer of the shares (if any) before the caseinvestigation conclusion is clear, and submit the written application for transfer suspensionand the stock account to the Board within two trading days after receiving the notice offiling the investigation. The Board shall apply to the stock exchange and the depositoryand clearing corporation for locking up on their behalf. If the lock-up application is notsubmitted within two trading days, the Board is authorised to directly submit the identityand account information of the Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management membersof the Company to the stock exchange and the depository and clearing corporation forlock-up after verification. If the Board fails to submit the identity and account informationof the directors, supervisors and Senior Management members to the stock exchangeand the depository and clearing corporation, the stock exchange and the depositoryand clearing corporation shall be authorised to directly lock up the relevant shares. Ifthe investigation concludes that there are violations of laws and regulations, the relevantDirectors, Supervisors and Senior Management members promise to lock up the sharesand voluntarily use them for compensation to relevant investors.

21 November 2022Until the

implementation of therestructuring plan iscompleted

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

Chenming Holdings CompanyLimited, Chenming Holdings(Hong Kong) Limited

Undertaking on theprinciple transactionopinions and sharechanges during thereorganisation period

1. This reorganisation is conducive to improving the Company

*s profitability, enhancingthe sustainable operation ability, and protecting the interests of investors and minorityshareholders. We agree to this reorganisation in principle. 2. During the period from thefirst disclosure of the reorganisation plan to its completion, the company will not reduce itsshareholding in the Company. This commitment letter is legally binding on the companyfrom the date of signing, and the company is willing to bear all the legal responsibility ofthe economic losses, claims and extra expenses caused to Chenming Paper for violatingthe above commitments.

21 November 2022Until the

implementation of therestructuring plan iscompleted

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

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VI Material Matters

Undertaking

Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceChen Hongguo, Hu Changqing,Li Xingchun, Li Feng, Li Weixian,Han Tingde, Li Chuanxuan, LiZhihui, Sun Jianfei, Yin Meiqun,Yang Biao, Li Kang, Qiu Lanju,Sang Ailing, Pan Ailing, ZhangHong, Li Xueqin, Li Zhenzhong,Li Mingtang, Ge Guangming,Dong Lianming, Yuan Xikun andChu Hon Leung

Undertaking on theshareholding reductionplan during the assetrestructuring

On 12 August 2022, the Company published an announcement on the preliminarydisclosure of disposal of shares by certain Directors and Senior Management members,namely Hu Changqing, Li Feng, Li Weixian, Li Zhenzhong, Li Mingtang, Dong Lianmingand Yuan Xikun. Due to personal capital needs, the Directors and Senior Managementmembers mentioned above intended to dispose of no more than 3,753,100 shares in totalby centralised bidding or bulk transaction within 6 months after 15 trading days from thedate of the announcement of disposal of shares. For details, please refer to the relevantannouncement of CNINFO (www.cninfo.com.cn). Apart from the plan of disposal of sharesby certain Directors and Senior Management members as disclosed above, I have no otherplan to dispose of shares from the date of the first disclosure of the reorganisation plan toits completion. This commitment letter is legally binding on me from the date of signing,and I am willing to bear all legal responsibilities for all economic losses, claims and extraexpenses caused to Chenming Paper by violating the above commitments.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

Chenming Holdings CompanyLimited, Chenming Holdings(Hong Kong) Limited, ShandongChenming Paper HoldingsLimited and their directors,supervisors and seniormanagement (Chen Hongguo,Hu Changqing, Li Xingchun, LiFeng, Li Weixian, Han Tingde,Li Chuanxuan, Li Zhihui, SunJianfei, Yin Meiqun, YangBiao, Li Kang, Qiu Lanju, SangAiling, Pan Ailing, Zhang Hong,Li Xueqin, Li Zhenzhong, LiMingtang, Ge Guangming, DongLianming, Yuan Xikun and ChuHon Leung)

Commitment letter onno insider trading

1. The company, and its all directors, supervisors and senior management members, as

well as the entities controlled by the above-mentioned subjects, have not been placed onfile for investigation on suspicion of insider trading related to the transaction. In the last36 months, there is no case that the CSRC had imposed administrative punishment or thejudicial organs had lawfully investigated criminal responsibility for participating in insidertrading related to major asset reorganisation, and there has been no case that the abovepersonnel are not allowed to participate in the transaction according to Article 13 of theGuidelines for Supervision of Listed Companies No.7 每 Supervision of Abnormal StockTrading Related to Major Asset Restructuring of Listed Companies. 2. The company andits directors, supervisors and senior management members guarantee to take necessarymeasures to keep the information and materials involved in the transaction strictlyconfidential.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceChenming Holdings CompanyLimited

Undertaking to takeremedial measures oneffects of dilution on thecurrent earnings as aresult of the transaction

1. The company undertakes that it will not interfere the ordinary operation of the Company,

nor encroach on the interests of the Company, nor compromise the interests of theCompany in any other manner; 2. The company undertakes that it will act to restrain duty-related spending by directors and senior management of the Company; 3. The companywill ensure the remuneration system formulated by the Board or the Remuneration andAssessment Committee is in line with implementation of the remedial measures for thereturns by the Company; 4. The company undertakes that the vesting conditions of shareincentives to be formulated by the Company will be in line with the implementation ofthe remedial measures for returns if the Company intends to make such share incentiveplans in the future; 5. During the period from the date of this undertaking until the date ofcompletion of the transaction, supplementary undertakings will be given in accordancewith other new regulations of CSRC concerning remedial measures for returns andrelated undertakings, if such regulations are announced by CSRC and the foregoingundertakings fall short of meeting such new regulations; 6. The company undertakes thatit will practically perform the remedial measures for returns formulated by the Company aswell as any undertaking made by the company for such remedial measures. The companywill be liable for indemnifying the Company or the investors for their losses in the event offailure to perform the undertakings. The company will be liable for relevant legal liabilitiesto the Company or the investors for their losses in the event of failure to perform theundertakings.

19 January 2023Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

Chen Hongguo, Hu Changqing,Li Xingchun, Li Feng, Li Weixian,Han Tingde, Li Chuanxuan, LiZhihui, Sun Jianfei, Yin Meiqun,Yang Biao, Li Kang, Qiu Lanju,Sang Ailing, Pan Ailing, ZhangHong, Li Xueqin, Li Zhenzhong,Li Mingtang, Ge Guangming,Dong Lianming, Yuan Xikun andChu Hon Leung

1. Not to transfer interests to other entities or individuals without consideration or with

unfair consideration nor otherwise damage the Company*s interests in any other ways;

2. Restrain his/her own duty-related spending; 3. not to use the Company

*s assets forinvestments and consumption activities unrelated to the performance of their duties; 4.the remuneration system formulated by the Board or the Remuneration and AssessmentCommittee is in line with implementation of the remedial measures for the returns by theCompany; 5. the vesting conditions of share incentives to be formulated by the Companywill be in line with the implementation of the remedial measures for returns if the Companyintends to make such share incentive plans in the future; 6. during the period from thedate of this undertaking until the date of completion of the transaction, supplementaryundertakings will be given in accordance with other new regulations of CSRC concerningremedial measures for returns and related undertakings, if such regulations are announcedby CSRC and the foregoing undertakings fall short of meeting such new regulations; 7. Iwill practically perform the remedial measures for returns formulated by the Company aswell as any undertaking made by the company for such remedial measures. I will be liablefor indemnifying the Company or the investors for their losses in the event of failure toperform the undertakings.

19 January 2023Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceChenming Holdings CompanyLimited

Undertaking to regulateand reduce relatedparty transactions

Regarding the reduction and avoidance of related party transactions, the followingunconditional and irrevocable undertaking are hereby made: 1. The company and thecompanies controlled by the company will minimise and regulate potential related partytransactions with the Company and the companies controlled by the Company; Regardingthe related party transactions between the company and other companies controlled bythe company and the Company and the companies controlled by the Company that cannotbe reduced or have reasonable reasons in the future, the company and other companiescontrolled by the company will follow the principle of fairness and justice in markettransactions, conduct transactions at fair and reasonable market prices, perform relatedparty transaction decision-making procedures in accordance with relevant laws, regulationsand normative documents, and perform information disclosure obligations according tolaw. 2. The company guarantees that the company and other companies controlled by thecompany will not obtain any illegitimate benefits through related party transactions withthe Company and the companies controlled by the Company or make the Company andthe companies controlled by the Company bear any improper obligations. 3. The companywill urge the company and other companies controlled by the company not to seek specialinterests through the related relationship with the Company, and not to conduct relatedparty transactions that damage the interests of the Company and its minority shareholders.

19 January 2023Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

Shouguang Meilun, ChenrongFund

Undertaking to providetrue, accurate andcomplete information

1. The company has provided the Company and the intermediaries serving for the

transaction with relevant information and documents of the company (including but notlimited to original written materials, duplicate materials or oral testimony). The companyguarantees that the copies or photocopies of the documents and materials providedare consistent with the originals, and the signatures and seals of these documents andmaterials are true, ensures that the relevant information and documents provided for thetransaction are true, accurate and complete, and there are no false records, misleadingstatements or major omissions, and bears individual and joint legal responsibilities for theauthenticity, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. 2. During the periodof the transaction, the company will disclose the information about the transaction to theCompany in a timely manner in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and rules, andthe relevant provisions of the CSRC and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, so as to ensure theauthenticity, accuracy and completeness of such information and guarantee that thereare no false records, misleading statements or major omissions in such information. If therelevant information provided by the company for the transaction does not meet the aboverequirements and causes losses to the Company and investors, the company will bearindividual and joint liability for compensation.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceUndertaking onabsence of insidertrading

1. The company, its controlling shareholder, all directors, supervisors and senior

management members, and the entities controlled by the abovementioned subjectshave not been placed on file for investigation for suspected insider trading related tothis transaction. In the last 36 months, there is no case that the CSRC has imposedadministrative punishment or the judicial organs have lawfully investigated criminalresponsibility for participating in insider trading related to major asset reorganisation, andthere is no case that the above personnel are not allowed to participate in the transactionaccording to Article 13 of the Guidelines for Supervision of Listed Companies No.7 每Supervision of Abnormal Stock Trading Related to Major Asset Restructuring of ListedCompanies. 2. The company, its controlling shareholder and its all directors, supervisorsand senior management members guarantee to take necessary measures to keep theconfidential materials and information involved in the transaction strictly confidential inaccordance with the requirements of applicable laws and regulations.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

Undertaking oncompliance andintegrity

1. As of the date of this letter of undertaking, the party involved in undertaking and the

directors and key management personnel of the party involved in undertaking are notbeing investigated by the judicial authority for suspected crimes or being investigatedby the CSRC for suspected violations of laws and regulations; 2. The party involvedin undertaking and the directors and key management personnel of party involved inundertaking have been in good faith in the past five years, and there has been no failureto repay large debts on schedule, fail to fulfil undertakings, or be subject to administrativesupervision measures by the CSRC or disciplinary action by the stock exchange; 3. Theparty involved in undertaking and the directors and key management personnel of theparty involved in undertaking have not been subject to administrative punishment (exceptthose obviously irrelevant to the securities market), criminal punishment, or involved inmajor civil lawsuits or arbitrations related to economic disputes in the past five years. As atthe date of this letter of undertaking, there are no pending or foreseeable major lawsuits,arbitrations or administrative punishment cases of the party involved in undertaking andthe directors and key management personnel of the party involved in undertaking; 4. Theparty involved in undertaking has not had any untrustworthy circumstances such as failureto repay large debts on schedule, fail to fulfil undertakings, or be subject to administrativesupervision measures by the CSRC or disciplinary action by the stock exchange in the pastfive years. None of the above situation is currently in the stage of investigation and has notyet formed a conclusion; 5. Directors and key management personnel of the party involvedin undertaking were not subject to the circumstances listed in Article 146 of the CompanyLaw. The content of the above undertaking is true, complete and accurate, and there areno false or misleading statements or major omissions. The party involved in undertakingis fully aware of the possible consequences of making a false statement, and is willing tobear all legal consequences arising therefrom.

19 January 2023Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Undertaking

Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceDongxing Securities InvestmentCo., Ltd., ChongqingInternational Trust Inc.,Chenming (Qingdao) AssetManagement Co., Ltd.

Undertaking to providetrue, accurate andcomplete information

1. The company has provided the Company and the intermediaries serving for the

transaction with relevant information and documents of the company (including but notlimited to original written materials, duplicate materials or oral testimony). The companyguarantees that the copies or photocopies of the documents and materials providedare consistent with the originals, and the signatures and seals of these documents andmaterials are true, ensures that the relevant information and documents provided for thetransaction are true, accurate and complete, and there are no false records, misleadingstatements or major omissions, and bears individual and joint legal responsibilities for theauthenticity, accuracy and completeness of the information provided. 2. During the periodof the transaction, the company will disclose the information about the transaction to theCompany in a timely manner in accordance with relevant laws, regulations and rules, andthe relevant provisions of the CSRC and Shenzhen Stock Exchange, so as to ensure theauthenticity, accuracy and completeness of such information and guarantee that thereare no false records, misleading statements or major omissions in such information. If therelevant information provided by the company for the transaction does not meet the aboverequirements and causes losses to the Company and investors, the company will bearindividual and joint liability for compensation. 3. If the information provided or disclosed forthe transaction is suspected of false records, misleading statements or major omissions,and is put on file for investigation by the judicial authorities or by the CSRC, the shares ofChenming Paper will not be transferred before the investigation conclusion is formed, andthe written application for transfer suspension and the securities account will be submittedto the Board of Chenming Paper within two trading days after receiving the notice of filingfor investigation, and the Board will apply to the stock exchange and the depository andclearing corporation for locking up on behalf of the company. If the locking up applicationis not submitted within two trading days, the company authorises the Board to directlysubmit the identity and account information of the company to the stock exchange andthe depository and clearing corporation for locking up after verification. If the Board failsto submit the identity and account information of the company to the stock exchangeand the depository and clearing corporation, the company authorises the stock exchangeand the depository and clearing corporation to directly lock up the relevant shares. If theinvestigation concludes that there is a violation of laws and regulations, the companypromises to lock up the shares and voluntarily use them for compensation to relevantinvestors.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceDongxing Securities InvestmentCo., Ltd.

Undertaking on sharelock-up

1. The company will not transfer the shares acquired from the transaction within 12 months

from the date when the shares acquired in the transaction are issued. However, if theCSRC requests to adjust the lock-up period of the subject shares, it shall be adjustedaccording to relevant requirements. 2. The above-mentioned※shares acquired in thetransaction§include the shares acquired during the lock-up period due to the distributionof stock dividends and the increase of capital reserves. 3. After the shares of ChenmingPaper acquired in the transaction are unlocked, the company*s disposal of shares mustcomply with the Company Law of the People*s Republic of China, the Securities Law ofthe People*s Republic of China, the Rules Governing Listing of Stocks on Shenzhen StockExchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange Implementation Rules on the Share Lessening bythe Shareholders, Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management of Listed Companies,and the Articles of Association of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, and otherprovisions of laws, regulations, rules and normative documents.

21 November 2022Twelve months from

the date of completionof share issuance

The asset restructuringended, and theundertaking wasfulfilled.

Chongqing International TrustInc.

Chongqing Trust (the※company§), as the trustee of Chongqing Trust Huiyu No. 6Collective Fund Trust Plan (※Huiyu No. 6§or the※Plan§), represents Huiyu No. 6 as thecounterparty of the Company in the transaction, and will hold shares of the Company afterthe transaction is completed. The company has made the following commitments on thelock-up period of the shares of the Company acquired in the transaction (the※subjectshares§): 1. The shares of the Company acquired by the company (representing Huiyu No.

6) in the transaction will not be transferred within 12 months from the date when the shares

acquired in the transaction are issued, but if the CSRC requests to adjust the lock-upperiod of the subject shares, it shall be adjusted according to relevant requirements. 2.※Theshares of the Company acquired in the transaction§as mentioned above include shares ofthe Company acquired during the lock-up period due to the distribution of stock dividendsby the Company and the increase of capital reserves. 3. The company (representing HuiyuNo. 6) shall abide by the Company Law of the People*s Republic of China, the SecuritiesLaw of the People*s Republic of China, the Rules Governing Listing of Stocks on ShenzhenStock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange Implementation Rules on the Share Lesseningby the Shareholders, Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management of Listed Companies,and the Articles of Association of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited, and otherprovisions of laws, regulations, rules and normative documents.

21 November 2022Twelve months from

the date of completionof share issuance

The asset restructuringended, and theundertaking wasfulfilled.

Dongxing Securities InvestmentCo., Ltd., Chenming (Qingdao)Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Explanation andcommitment letter ofthe counterparty onthe ownership of theunderlying assets

1. The company has a clear ownership of the subject assets, which can be legally disposed

of, and there are no rights restrictions or defects such as pledge, guarantee, freezing andseizure, nor major legal disputes such as litigation and arbitration. 2. During the periodfrom the valuation benchmark date of the subject assets of the transaction to the assetdelivery date, the company will not set any third-party rights such as mortgage and pledgeon the subject assets. 3. The company waives the pre-emptive right to buy the sharestransferred by other shareholders of the target company. 4. There are no legal obstaclesto the target asset transfer by the company, nor other relevant investment agreements orother arrangements that restrict transactions.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceChongqing International TrustInc.

Chongqing Trust (the※company§), as the trustee of Chongqing Trust Huiyu No. 6 CollectiveFund Trust Plan (※Huiyu No. 6§or the※Plan§), represents Huiyu No. 6 as the transactioncounterparty of the Company, and hereby promises as follows: 1. The company(representing Huiyu No. 6) has a clear ownership of the subject assets and can make legaldisposal. There are no rights restrictions or defects such as pledge, guarantee, freezing andseizure, nor major legal disputes such as litigation and arbitration. 2. During the period fromthe asset valuation benchmark date to the asset delivery date, the company (representingHuiyu No. 6) will not set any third-party rights such as mortgage and pledge on the subjectassets. 3. The company (representing Huiyu No. 6) waives the pre-emptive right to buy theshares transferred by other shareholders of the target company. 4. In addition, there are nolegal obstacles to the target asset transfer by the company (representing Huiyu No. 6), norother investment agreements or other arrangements that restrict transactions.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

Dongxing Securities InvestmentCo., Ltd., ChongqingInternational Trust Inc.,Chenming (Qingdao) AssetManagement Co., Ltd.

Undertaking onabsence of insidertrading

1. The company, its controlling shareholder, all directors, supervisors and senior

management members, and the entities controlled by the abovementioned subjectshave not been placed on file for investigation for suspected insider trading related tothis transaction. In the last 36 months, there is no case that the CSRC has imposedadministrative punishment or the judicial organs have lawfully investigated criminalresponsibility for participating in insider trading related to major asset reorganisation, andthere is no case that the above personnel are not allowed to participate in the transactionaccording to Article 13 of the Guidelines for Supervision of Listed Companies No.7 每Supervision of Abnormal Stock Trading Related to Major Asset Restructuring of ListedCompanies. 2. The company, its controlling shareholder and its all directors, supervisorsand senior management members guarantee to take necessary measures to keep theconfidential materials and information involved in the transaction strictly confidential inaccordance with the requirements of applicable laws and regulations.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

Dongxing Securities InvestmentCo., Ltd., Chenming (Qingdao)Asset Management Co., Ltd.

Commitment on noillegal matters in thepast five years

1. The company and its major management personnel did not receive any criminal

punishment or administrative punishment related to the securities market in the last fiveyears, and there was no major civil litigation or arbitration related to economic disputes;

2. The company and its major management personnel did not fail to repay large debts on

schedule or fulfil their commitments, were not taken administrative supervision measuresby the CSRC, or were not disciplined by stock exchanges; 3. The company had no othermajor illegal acts that damaged the investors*legitimate rights and interests and socialpublic interests, nor other bad records.

21 November 2022Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceChongqing International TrustInc.

Chongqing Trust (the※company§), as the trustee of Chongqing Trust Huiyu No. 6 CollectiveFund Trust Plan (※Huiyu No. 6§or the※plan§), represents Huiyu No. 6 as the counterpartyof the transaction, and makes the following commitments on the plan and the relevantinformation of the company: (1) Commitments of the plan: 1. Since its establishment, theplan has not been subject to administrative punishment or criminal punishment relatedto the securities market, and there are no major civil lawsuits or arbitrations related toeconomic disputes; 2. There is no failure to repay large debts, fulfil commitments, takeadministrative supervision measures by the CSRC or be disciplined by stock exchangeson the plan; 3. There are no other major illegal acts that damage the investors*legitimaterights and interests and social public interests in the plan, nor other bad records. (2)Commitments of the company: 1. The company and its major management personnel didnot receive any criminal punishment or administrative punishment related to the securitiesmarket in the last five years, and there were no major civil lawsuits or arbitrations relatedto economic disputes (except for other products managed by the company as litigants);

2. On 3 January 2023, the Beijing Supervision Bureau of the CSRC issued the Decision on

the Administrative Supervisory Measures Against Chongqing International Trust Inc. forCorrection ([2023] No. 10), pursuant to which, due to the existing issues as a shareholderof Guodu Securities Co., Ltd., the company was subject to administrative supervisorymeasures for correction by the Beijing Regulatory Bureau of the CSRC, which required thecompany to※take practical and effective corrective measures to rectify the illegal pledges,and exercise its rights and fulfil its obligations as a shareholder in compliance with the law,and not to become a major shareholder and a de facto controller of a securities companywithout approval§. In addition to the above, the company and its major managementpersonnel did not fail to repay large debts on schedule or fulfil their commitments, were nottaken administrative supervision measures by the CSRC, or were not disciplined by stockexchanges; 3. The company had no other major illegal acts that damage the investors*

legitimate rights and interests and social public interests, nor other bad records.

19 January 2023Until the completion

date of theimplementation of therestructuring plan

During the reportingperiod, the partiesinvolved in undertakingdid not violate theundertaking, the assetrestructuring ended,and the undertakingwas fulfilled.

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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Party involvedin undertakingType of undertakingDetails of undertakingUndertaking dateTerm

Particulars on theperformanceUndertakingmade on initialpublic offering or refinancing

Chenming Holdings CompanyLimited

Non-competitiveundertaking

(1) Chenming Holdings Co., Ltd. (

※Chenming Holdings§) shall not engage, whether solely,jointly, or by representing itself or any other persons or companies, and shall not procureits associates (as defined in The Listing Rules of Hong Kong Stock Exchange) to engage,in any business which competes with the business of the Company and its subsidiaries(※Chenming Group§or※we§) directly or indirectly, in any country and region which ourbusiness exists (or any part of the world if in any form of electronics business), or in anybusiness that directly or indirectly competes with Chenming Group*s business which weoperate from time to time (including but not limited to any business in the form of soleproprietorship, joint ventures or acquisitions, or holding interests directly or indirectlyin such enterprises, or by any other means); (2) in the event that Chenming Holdings isrequired by its business to, whether solely, jointly, or by representing itself or any otherpersons or companies, engage in business which directly or indirectly competes againstthe business of Chenming Group, or obtain any business opportunity which directlyor indirectly competes against the business of Chenming Group, it shall endeavour toprocure that Chenming Group shall have priority to obtain the right to operate suchbusiness or to obtain such business opportunity; (3) if Chenming Holdings is in breach ofthe abovementioned undertakings, it shall indemnify the Company for any loss caused bysuch breach and the Company shall have the right to acquire all businesses of ChenmingHoldings, which directly or indirectly compete with the businesses of our Group, at marketprice or cost price (whichever price is lower); (4) Chenming Holdings shall not make use ofits position as the controlling shareholder (as defined in The Listing Rules of Hong KongStock Exchange) of our Group to jeopardise the legal interests of Chenming Group and itsshareholders with other persons or companies or on their behalf.

22 May 2008During the period

when ChenmingHoldings was themajor shareholder ofthe Company

Implementing as normal

Chenming Holdings CompanyLimited

Defective properties(1) According to the plan on defective properties of the Company, Chenming Holdings

Co., Ltd. (※Chenming Holdings§) has guaranteed and undertaken that: according to theapplication of the Company, for defective property(ies) owned by the Company and itsholding subsidiary company which situated in the administrative area of Shouguang city,Chenming Holdings will purchase it (them) and have it(them) being transferred to itselfpursuant to the law in accordance with the result of the related asset valuation if theCompany decides to transfer and dispose of it(them) and there is no other transferee; (2)before the Company transfers and disposes of the defective properties pursuant to thelaw, if the Company suffers any economic losses due to the defects of the title (includingbut not limited to damages, penalties and relocation costs), Chenming Holdings will bearsuch economic losses; (3) during the regulatory process taken to the defective propertiesof buildings and land of subsidiaries of the Company situated outside the local areas(outside the administrative area of Shouguang city), the economic losses such as penaltiesor relocation costs imposed by competent administrative authorities to be borne by thesubsidiaries arising from defects of insufficient title documents shall be paid pursuant tothe law by Chenming Holdings after verification.

16 January 2008During the period

when ChenmingHoldings was themajor shareholder ofthe Company

Implementing as normal

Whether undertakings performed on timeYesIf the undertakings are not performed within specified period, details of the specific reasons for the incomplete performance and the next steps should be providedN/A

I. Undertakings made by parties involved in undertakings including the Company*s beneficialcontrollers, shareholders, related parties, bidders and the Company during the reportingperiod or prior periods but subsisting to the end of the reporting period(Cont*d)

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II. Appropriation of funds of the Company by the controlling shareholder and other relatedparties for non-operating purposes Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no appropriation of funds of the Company by the controlling shareholder and other related parties for non-operatingpurposes during the reporting period.

III. External guarantees against the rules and regulations Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no external guarantee provided by the Company which was against the rules and regulations during the reportingperiod.IV. Engagement or dismissal of accounting firmsHas the interim financial report been audited? Yes ﹟ NoThe interim financial report is unaudited.

V. Opinions of the Board and the Supervisory Committee regarding the※modified auditor*sreport§ for the reporting period issued by the accountants

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

VI. Opinions of the Board regarding the※modified auditor*s report§ for the prior year Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

VII. Matters related to bankruptcy and reorganisation Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no matter related to bankruptcy and reorganisation during the reporting period.

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VI Material Matters

VIII. LitigationMaterial litigation and arbitration Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

VIII. Litigation (Cont*d)

During the reporting period, the Company had no material litigation and arbitration.Other litigations

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

General information on thelitigation (arbitration)

Amountinvolved(RMB*0,000)

Whetherprovisionsare madeProgressTrial results and impactEnforcement of judgment

Date ofdisclosure

DisclosureindexSummary of matters notsubject to disclosure asmaterial litigation(arbitration) in whichChenming Leasing is the plaintiff

123,098.64NoThe amount involved in ongoing

cases was RMB233.0244 million;the amount involved in resolvedcases was RMB997.9620 million.

For resolved cases, the courtordered relevant defendant andguarantor to settle outstandingloans to the Company, in line withthe request of the Company andwould not have any significantimpact on the operation andfinancial condition of theCompany.

All the resolved cases are inthe progress of execution.

N/AN/A

Summary of matters notsubject to disclosure asmaterial litigation(arbitration) in whichthe Company and othersubsidiaries of the Company are the plaintiff

30,598.66NoThe amount involved in ongoing

cases was RMB216.7849 million;the amount involved in resolvedcases was RMB89.2017 million.

Did not have any significant impacton the operation and financialcondition of the Company.

The amount involved inthe resolved and executedcases was RMB2.7266million, and other cases arein the progress of execution.

N/AN/A

Summary of matters notsubject to disclosure asmaterial litigation(arbitration) in whichthe Company and othersubsidiaries of the Company are the defendant

8,813.75NoThe amount involved in ongoing

cases was RMB57.0221 million;the amount involved in resolvedcases was RMB31.1154 million.

Did not have any significant impacton the operation and financialcondition of the Company.

All the resolved cases havebeen executed.

N/AN/A

IX. Punishment and rectification Applicable ﹟ Not applicableX. Credibility of the Company, its controlling shareholders and beneficial controllers

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableXI. Significant related party transactions

1. Related party transactions associated with day-to-day operation

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

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VI Material Matters

XI. Significant related party transactions (Cont*d)

1. Related party transactions associated with day-to-day operation (Cont

*d)

Related party transactions

Relationshipwith theCompany

Types of therelated partytransactions

Subject matter ofthe related partytransactions

Pricingbasis of therelated partytransaction

Relatedpartytransactionprice

Amount of related partytransactions(RMB*0,000)Percentageas the amountof similartransactions

Amount oftransactionsapproved(RMB*0,000)Whetherexceedingapprovedcap

Settlement ofrelated partytransactions

Market priceof availablesimilartransaction

Disclosuredate

DisclosureindexWeifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd.

Joint ventureLabour

service

Portmiscellaneous fees

Market priceMarket price2,031.774.57%N/AN/ABank

acceptanceand telegraphictransfer

N/AN/AN/ATotal2,031.77Particulars on refund of bulk saleNilEstimated total amount for day-to-day related party transactions to be conducted during the period (by types of transactions) and their actual implementing during the reporting period (if any)

NilReasons for large differences between transaction price and market reference price (if applicable)N/A

2. Related party transaction in connection with purchase or sale of assets or equity interest

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no related party transaction of the Company and its subsidiaries in connection with purchase or sale ofassets or equity interest during the reporting period.

3. Related party transaction connected to joint external investment

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no related party transaction of the Company connected to joint external investment during the reportingperiod.

4. Related creditors

* rights and debts transactions

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Was there any non-operating related creditors* rights and debts transaction

﹟ Yes No

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VI Material Matters

XI. Significant related party transactions (Cont*d)

4. Related creditors

* rights and debts transactions (Cont*d)

Creditor*s rights receivable from any related party

Related party

Relationship withthe CompanyReason

Was thereany non-operatingcapitaloccupation

Openingbalance(RMB*0,000)

Amountincreasedduring thecurrent period(RMB*0,000)

Amountrecoveredduring thecurrent period(RMB*0,000)Interest rate

Interestfor thecurrent period

(RMB*0,000)

Closingbalance(RMB*0,000)Shouguang Meite Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.A joint ventureFinancial supportNo1,829.120.00198.406.00%49.191,679.91Weifang Port Area Wood Chip Port Co., LtdA joint ventureFinancial supportNo7,167.930.000.006.00%190.057,357.98Effect of related creditors*rights on the operating results and financial position of the Company

The above financial support, which was the financial support provided proportionally by shareholders of the joint venture, did not affectthe ordinary operation of the Company. Moreover, they catered to the needs for development of existing businesses of Shouguang MeiteEnvironmental and Weifang Port Area Wood Chip Port and lowered the financing costs.Debts payable to any related party

Related party

Relationship withthe CompanyReason

Openingbalance(RMB*0,000)

Amountincreasedduring thecurrent period

(RMB*0,000)

Amount

repaidduring thecurrent period

(RMB*0,000)Interest rate

Interestfor thecurrent period

(RMB*0,000)

Closingbalance(RMB*0,000)Chenming Holdings Company LimitedThe controlling

shareholder

Financial support0.004,000.004,000.00Market

interest rate

10.110.00

Guangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.An associateBorrowing190,910.0084,260.0069,260.00Market

interest rate

862.54205,910.00

Effect of related debts on the operating results and financial position of the Company

Financial support was provided by Chenming Holdings without requiring any pledge or guarantee, which was a testament toits support and confidence in the future development of the Company, and helped the Company promote project constructionand satisfy its needs for working capital.

5. Deals with related financial companies

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere were no deposits, loans, credits, or other financial services between the Company, its related financial companiesand the related parties.

6. Deals between financial companies controlled by the company and related parties

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere were no deposits, loans, credits, or other financial services between the financial companies controlled by theCompany and the related parties.

7. Other significant related party transactions

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no other significant related party transaction of the Company during the reporting period.

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

VI Material Matters

XII. Material contracts and implementation

1. Custody, contracting and leasing

(1) Custody

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no custody of the Company during the reporting period.

(2) Contracting

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no contracting of the Company during the reporting period.

(3) Leasing

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Leasing description:

As a lesseeThe Company has simplified the treatment of short-term leases and leases of low-value assets by not recognisingright-of-use assets and lease liabilities. The charges to expense for short-term leases, low-value assets andvariable lease payments not included in the measurement of lease liabilities during the current period are asfollows:

Unit: RMBItemFirst half of 2023Low-value leases3,592,557.81Total3,592,557.81

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VI Material Matters

XII. Material contracts and implementation (Cont*d)

1. Custody, contracting and leasing (Cont

*d)

(3) Leasing (Cont

*d)

As a lessorWhere an operating lease is formed:

According to paragraph 58 of the new lease standard, the lessor shall disclose in the notes the followinginformation related to operating leases:

Lease income, and make separate disclosure of income related to variable lease payments not included inlease receipts;

Unit: RMBItemFirst half of 2023Lease income101,409,816.53The amount of undiscounted lease receipts to be received in each of the five consecutive fiscal years after

the balance sheet date and the total amount of undiscounted lease receipts to be received in the remainingyears.

Unit: RMBYear30 June 2023Within 1 year after the balance sheet date186,273,239.511 to 2 years after the balance sheet date177,448,128.922 to 3 years after the balance sheet date148,642,096.013 to 4 years after the balance sheet date137,410,651.954 to 5 years after the balance sheet date123,958,223.57More than 5 years after the balance sheet date119,369,469.15Total893,101,809.11Items that bring profit or loss of more than 10% of the total profit of the Company during the reportingperiod Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company did not have any leasing project that brought profit or loss to the Company amounting tomore than 10% of the total profit of the Company during the reporting period.

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VI Material Matters

XII. Material contracts and implementation (Cont*d)

2. Significant guarantees

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

(1) Guarantees

During the reporting period, the Company provided guarantee to subsidiaries and the guarantee amount incurredwas RMB7,535.0569 million. As at 30 June 2023, the balance of the external guarantee provided by the Company(including the guarantee to its subsidiaries by the Company and the guarantee provided to subsidiaries bysubsidiaries) amounted to RMB12,446.6527 million, representing 68.06% of the equity attributable to shareholdersof the Company as at the end of June 2023.

Unit: RMB*0,000External guarantees of the Company and its subsidiaries (excluding guarantees to subsidiaries)Name of obligee

Date of the relatedannouncementdisclosing theguarantee amount

Amount ofguaranteeGuarantee date

Guarantee

provided

Type ofguaranteeCollateral

Counter-guarantee(if any)Term

Fulfilledor notGuaranteeto relatedpartiesor notWeifang Port Area Wood Chip Port Co., Ltd

24 July 201717,500.0020 December 201710,520.00General

guarantee

Credit guaranteeNo10 yearsNoYesZhanjiang Runbao Trading Co., Ltd.30 March 202216,000.0025 April 202216,000.00Pledge34.64%

equity interest

in Wuhan

Chenming

Remaining equitytransfer paymentof RMB160million

2 yearsNoNoZhanjiang Dingjin Trading Co., Ltd.7 December 202213,558.197 December 202213,558.19PledgePropertiesRemaining equity

transfer paymentof RMB136million

3 yearsNoNoShanghai Shuilan Trading Co., Ltd.7 December 202245,700.007 December 202245,000.00Pledge100% equity

interest inShanghaiChongmin

80% equityinterest inTaixing Port heldby ShanghaiHuahao

3 yearsNoNo

Total external guarantees approved during the reporting period (A1)0.00Total actual external guarantees during the reporting period (A2)0.00Total external guarantees approved at the end of the reporting period (A3)92,758.19Balance of total actual guarantees at the end of the reporting period (A4)85,078.19

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VI Material Matters

XII. Material contracts and implementation (Cont*d)

2. Significant guarantees (Cont

*d)

(1) Guarantees (Cont

*d)

Guarantees between the Company and its subsidiariesName of obligee

Date of the relatedannouncementdisclosing theguarantee amount

Amount ofguaranteeGuarantee date

Guaranteeprovided

Type ofguaranteeCollateral

Counter-guaranteeTerm

Fulfilledor notGuaranteeto relatedpartiesor notZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 201957,590.0016 October 202057,590.00General guaranteeNoNo5 yearsNoNoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 2022273,501.5331 May 2022273,501.53General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 20231,070,000.0025 May 202398,030.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 202277,759.8429 July 202277,759.84General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 2023500,000.0019 June 202392,777.57General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 202253,023.401 July 202253,023.40General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 2023430,000.0024 May 202397,752.63General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.

30 March 202278,500.0027 July 202278,500.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.

30 March 2023380,000.0023 May 20232,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoHuanggang Chenming Paper Technology Co., Ltd.

30 March 2023470,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoChenming (HK) Limited30 March 2023200,000.0018 May 20237,729.86General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoZhanjiang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd.

30 March 202310,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoJilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 202330,000.0031 May 20232,600.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd.30 March 202320,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShandong Chenming Group Finance Co., Ltd.

30 March 202320,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoKunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd.30 March 20223,000.0027 February 20233,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoKunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd.30 March 202310,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoChenming (Singapore) Co., Ltd.30 March 202350,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.

30 March 2022214,612.7019 August 2022214,612.70General guaranteeNoNo5 yearsNoNoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.

30 March 2023350,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShanghai Chenming Pulp & Paper Sales Co., Ltd.

30 March 20226,500.0026 October 20226,500.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShanghai Chenming Pulp & Paper Sales Co., Ltd.

30 March 2023150,000.0029 May 20231,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNo

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

VI Material Matters

Guarantees between the Company and its subsidiariesName of obligee

Date of the relatedannouncementdisclosing theguarantee amount

Amount ofguaranteeGuarantee date

Guarantee

provided

Type ofguaranteeCollateral

Counter-guaranteeTerm

Fulfilledor notGuaranteeto relatedpartiesor notHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Fiber Trading Co., Ltd.

30 March 202330,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Chenming Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.

30 March 2023100,000.0027 June 202314,999.55General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.30 March 202255,570.0020 September 202255,570.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.30 March 2023100,000.0025 May 202322,640.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoChenming (Overseas) Co., Ltd.30 March 202330,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoNanchang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd.

30 March 202310,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Chenming Papermaking Machine Co., Ltd.

30 March 20235,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Hongxiang Printing and Packaging Co., Ltd.

30 March 20235,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Hongyi Decorative Packaging Co., Ltd.

30 March 20235,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShouguang Chenming Modern Logistic Co., Ltd.

30 March 20235,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoShandong Grand View Hotel Co., Ltd.30 March 20235,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoFoshan Chenming Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.

30 March 202350,000.00General guaranteeNoNo1 yearNoNoTotal amount of guarantee provided for subsidiaries approved during the reporting period (B1)4,035,000.00Total amount of guarantee provided for subsidiaries during the

reporting period (B2)

753,505.69Total amount of guarantee provided for subsidiaries approved as at the end of the reporting period (B3)4,855,057.47Total balance of guarantee provided for subsidiaries as at the end

of the reporting period (B4)

1,159,587.08Guarantees between subsidiariesTotal amount of guarantee provided for subsidiaries approved during the reporting period (C1)0.00Total amount of guarantee provided for subsidiaries during the

reporting period (C2)

0.00

Total amount of guarantee provided for subsidiaries approved as at the end of the reporting period (C3)0.00Total balance of guarantee provided for subsidiaries as at the end

of the reporting period (C4)

0.00

Total amount of guarantee provided (i.e. sum of the above three guarantee amount)Total amount of guarantee approved during the reporting period (A1+B1+C1)4,035,000.00Total amount of guarantee during the reporting period (A2+B2+C2)753,505.69Total amount of guarantee approved as at the end of the reporting period (A3+B3+C3)4,947,815.66Total balance of guarantee as at the end of the reporting period

(A4+B4+C4)

1,244,665.27The percentage of total amount of guarantee provided (i.e. A4+B4+C4) to the net assets of the Company68.06%Of which:

Balance of guarantee provided for shareholders, beneficial controllers and its related parties (D)0.00Balance of guarantee directly or indirectly provided for obligors with gearing ratio over 70% (E)370,842.25Total amount of guarantee provided in excess of 50% of net assets (F)330,294.92Sum of the above three amount of guarantee (D+E+F)701,137.17For the unexpired guarantee contract, the guarantee liability has occurred during the reporting period or there is evidence showing that it is possible to bear joint liability for repayment (if any)NoProviding external guarantees in violation of prescribed procedures (if any)No

XII. Material contracts and implementation (Cont*d)

2. Significant guarantees (Cont

*d)

(1) Guarantees (Cont

*d)

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VI Material Matters

XII. Material contracts and implementation (Cont*d)

3. Entrusted wealth management

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company did not have any entrusted wealth management during the reporting period.

4. Other material contracts

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company did not have any other material contracts during the reporting period.

XIII. Other matters of significance

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

1. Entering into the Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China Construction Bank Shandong Branch

On 24 April 2023, the Company entered into the Strategic Cooperation Agreement with China Construction BankCo., Ltd. Shandong Branch (hereinafter referred to as※CCB Shandong§), in which both parties agreed to conductcomprehensive cooperation in the commercial banking and investment banking business, provided that laws andregulations, regulatory requirements, internal risk management system and relevant business operation procedures ofCCB Shandong are complied, internal approval from CCB Shandong is obtained and credit conditions are met. Afterentering into the Agreement, CCB Shandong will be able to fully utilise its service resources to prioritise providingcomprehensive financial services to the Company and its subsidiaries, which will help the Company further broadenfinancing channels, optimise capital structure, enhance capital strength and achieve sound development by relying onthe high-quality resources and platforms of large state-owned commercial banks.For details, please refer to the relevant announcement disclosed by the Company on Cninfo on 26 April 2023(announcement number: 2023-036) and the overseas regulatory announcement disclosed by the Company on thewebsite of Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 25 April 2023.

2. Repayment of the

※18 Chenming Bond 01§of RMB350 million on schedule and completion of delisting

On 3 April 2023, the Company entrusted the Shenzhen Branch of China Securities Depository & Clearing Co., Ltd. tocomplete the payment of principal and interest of※18 Chenming Bond 01§of RMB350 million in accordance with the※FirstTranche of Corporate Bonds Publicly Issued to Qualified Investors in 2018§. The bond was delisted from the ShenzhenStock Exchange on the same day.For details, please refer to the relevant announcement disclosed by the Company on Cninfo on 30 March 2023(announcement number: 2023-015) and the overseas regulatory announcement disclosed by the Company on thewebsite of Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 30 March 2023.

3. Proposed full redemption of perpetual bonds of RMB1 billion

On 11 July 2017, the Company issued※17 Lu Chenming MTN001§amounting to RMB1 billion with a term of 3+N.According to the※Prospectus of the Company*s 2017 First Tranche of Medium-term Notes§,※17 Lu Chenming MTN001§

is subject to the issuer*s redemption option. The Company proposed to redeem the RMB1 billion perpetual bonds infull. The principal and interest payment on 12 July 2023 amounted to RMB1,089.70 million. To date, all the bonds of theCompany have been redeemed.For details, please refer to the relevant announcement disclosed by the Company on Shanghai Clearing (www.shclearing.com) and China Money (www.chinamoney.com.cn) on 11 May 2023.

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VI Material Matters

XIII. Other matters of significance (Cont*d)

4. Termination of asset purchase through the issuance of shares and cash payments

On 27 February 2023, the Company convened the 2023 first extraordinary general meeting, the 2023 first class meetingfor holders of domestic-listed shares and the 2023 first class meeting for holders of overseas-listed shares, at whichthe Company considered and approved relevant resolutions including the Report on the Agreement on Asset Purchasethrough Issuance of Shares and Cash Payments and Connected Transactions (Draft) of the Company. The Companyintended to acquire 1.19% equity interests in Shouguang Meilun held by Dongxing Securities Investment Co., Ltd.,

44.44% limited partnership share in Chenrong Fund held by Chongqing International Trust Inc. through issuance of

shares. The Company*s wholly-owned subsidiary, Chenming Investment, intended to acquire 0.22% general partnershipinterest in Chenrong Fund held by Chenming (Qingdao) Asset Management Co., Ltd. through cash payment. The typeof shares to be issued by the Company is A shares, the price of the shares to be issued is RMB4.42 per share, and thenumber of shares to be issued is 71,841,345 shares.On 14 March 2023, the Company received the Notice on the Acceptance of Application Documents for Asset Purchasethrough the Issuance of Shares of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited (Shen Zheng Shang Shen [2023] No.

259) (([2023]259 )) from theShenzhen Stock Exchange.On 29 June 2023, the Company convened the eighth extraordinary general meeting of the tenth session of the Boardand the fourth extraordinary general meeting of the tenth session of the Supervisory Committee, at which the Companyconsidered and approved the Resolution on the Termination of the Asset Purchase through Issuance of Shares andCash Payments and Connected Transactions and Withdrawal of the Application Documents and agreed to terminate thetransaction, sign the relevant termination agreement with the counterparty if needed and apply to the Shenzhen StockExchange for relevant application documents for the withdrawal of the transaction.For details, please refer to the relevant announcements disclosed by the Company on Cninfo on 28 February2023, 16 March 2023 and 30 June 2023 (announcement number: 2023-010, 2023-014, 2023-048) and the relevantannouncements disclosed by the Company on the website of Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 27 February 2023, 15March 2023 and 29 June 2023.

5. Information disclosure index for 2023 Interim Report

Announcementno.Subject matter

Date ofpublicationPublication website and index2023-001Announcement on Receipt of Government

Subsidies

3 January 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-002Announcement on Pledge of Shares and Partial

Release of Pledge of Shares by Shareholders

19 January 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-003Announcement on Resolutions of the Sixth

Extraordinary Meeting of the Tenth Session ofthe Board of Directors

20 January 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-004Announcement on Resolutions of the Third

Extraordinary Meeting of the Tenth Session ofthe Supervisory Committee

20 January 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-005Notice of the 2023 First Extraordinary General

Meeting, 2023 First Class Meeting for Holdersof Domestic-listed Shares, and 2023 First ClassMeeting for Holders of Overseas-listed Shares

20 January 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

INTERIM REPORT 2023

VI Material Matters

Announcementno.Subject matter

Date ofpublicationPublication website and index2023-006Announcement on Effects of Dilution on the

Current Earnings Per Share As a Result of theTransaction and Relevant Remedial Arrangementof the Company

20 January 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-0072022 Annual Results Forecast31 January 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-008Announcement on the Continued Pledge of

Shares held by Shareholders

11 February 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-009Reply to the Inquiry Letter on Restructuring from

the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

16 February 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-010Announcement on Resolutions of the 2023 First

Extraordinary General Meeting, 2023 First ClassMeeting for Holders of Domestic-listed Shares,and 2023 First Class Meeting for Holders ofOverseas-listed Shares

28 February 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

2023-011Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited

Self-inspection Report on the Trading of Sharesby Insiders on Asset Purchase Through Issuanceof Shares and Cash Payments and Related PartyTransaction

28 February 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

2023-012Supplementary Announcement on the Self-

inspection Report on the Trading of Shares byInsiders on Asset Purchase Through Issuance ofShares and Cash Payments and Related PartyTransaction

7 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

2023-013Announcement on the Continued Pledge of

Shares held by Shareholders

11 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-014Announcement on the Acceptance of Asset

Purchase Through Issuance of Shares and CashPayments and Related Party Transaction by theShenzhen Stock Exchange

16 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-015Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited

Announcement on Payment of 2023 Interestand Delisting with Respect to the First Trancheof Corporate Bonds Publicly Issued to QualifiedInvestors in 2018

30 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

2023-016Announcement on Resolutions of the Fourth

Meeting of the Tenth Session of the Board ofDirectors

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-017Announcement on Resolutions of the Fourth

Extraordinary Meeting of the Tenth Session ofthe Supervisory Committee

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-0182022 Annual Report Summary31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-019Notice of 2022 Annual General Meeting31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-020Special Statement on Securities Investment in

2022

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-021Announcement on Appointment of Auditor for

2023

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

XIII. Other matters of significance (Cont*d)

5. Information disclosure index for 2023 Interim Report (Cont

*d)

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VI Material Matters

Announcementno.Subject matter

Date ofpublicationPublication website and index2023-022Announcement on the Development of

Equipment Financing Business

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-023Announcement on Carrying out Factoring

Business of Accounts Receivable

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-024Announcement on Expected Provision of

Guarantees to Subsidiaries for 2023

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-025Special Statement on the Proposed Non-

Distribution of Profit for 2022

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-026Announcement on Changes in Accounting

Policies

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-027Announcement on the 2022 Annual Online

Performance Briefing

31 March 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-028Announcement on Receiving the Notice on

Suspending the Review of Asset PurchaseThrough Issuance of Shares and Cash Paymentsand Related Party Transaction from theShenzhen Stock Exchange

1 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

2023-029Supplementary Notice of 2022 Annual General

Meeting

1 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-030Announcement on Resolutions of the Seventh

Extraordinary Meeting of the Tenth Session ofthe Board of Directors

20 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-031Announcement on the Operational Property-

secured Loan by a Subsidiary and Provision ofGuarantee therefor

20 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-032Notice of the 2023 Second Extraordinary General

Meeting

20 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-033Announcement on the Continued Pledge of

Shares held by Shareholders

22 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-034Announcement on Application for Resumption of

Review of Asset Purchase Through Issuance ofShares and Cash Payments and Related PartyTransaction

25 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-035Announcement on Receiving the Notice of

Resumption of Review from the Shenzhen StockExchange

26 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-036Announcement on Signing a Strategic

Cooperation Agreement with China ConstructionBank Shandong Branch

26 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-037Announcement on the Meeting Arrangements for

the Review of Asset Purchase Through Issuanceof Shares and Cash Payments and Related PartyTransaction by the Listing Review Center of theShenzhen Stock Exchange

26 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

2023-038Announcement on Receiving the Opinion

Implementation Letter from the Listing ReviewCenter of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange

28 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn

XIII. Other matters of significance (Cont*d)

5. Information disclosure index for 2023 Interim Report (Cont

*d)

INTERIM REPORT 2023

VI Material Matters

Announcementno.Subject matter

Date ofpublicationPublication website and index2023-039Announcement on Resolutions of the Fifth

Meeting of the Tenth Session of the Board ofDirectors

29 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-040Announcement on Resolutions of the Fifth

Meeting of the Tenth Session of the SupervisoryCommittee

29 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-0412023 First Quarterly Report29 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-042Announcement on Signing of the Agreement on

the Recovery of State-owned Construction LandUse Right signed by Wuhan Chenming

29 April 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-043Announcement on Resolutions of the 2023

Second Extraordinary General Meeting

09 May 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-044Announcement on Resolutions of 2022 Annual

General Meeting

13 May 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-045Announcement on Safety Accidents Occurred

by the Slurry Residue Outsourcing Entity of aSubsidiary

25 May 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-046Announcement on Resolutions of the Eighth

Extraordinary Meeting of the Tenth Session ofthe Board of Directors

30 June 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-047Announcement on Resolutions of the Fourth

Extraordinary Meeting of the Tenth Session ofthe Supervisory Committee

30 June 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cn2023-048Announcement on Termination and Withdrawal

of Application Documents for Asset PurchaseThrough Issuance of Shares and Cash Payments

30 June 2023http://www.cninfo.com.cnXIV. Matters of significant of subsidiaries of the Company

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

1. Agreement on the Recovery of State-owned Construction Land Use Right signed by Wuhan Chenming

On 28 April 2023, the Company convened the fifth meeting of the tenth session of the Board to consider and approvethe Proposal on Signing the Agreement on the Recovery of State-owned Construction Land Use Right by WuhanChenming. In order to further optimise resource allocation and promote industrial upgrading, the major equipment ofWuhan Chenming*s household paper production line and special paper production line were relocated to Shouguangproduction base and Zhanjiang production base respectively. Wuhan Chenming reached an agreement with the WuhanEconomic & Technological Development Zone Branch of the Wuhan Land Arranging Storage Centre on land recoveryand storage, and signed the Agreement on the Recovery of State-owned Construction Land Use Right. The Wuhan LandArranging Storage Centre proposed to recover the land parcel with an area of 368,624.21and the buildings (structures)and ancillary facilities erected thereon from Wuhan Chenming, and pay Wuhan Chenming a total of RMB732.0776million as compensation for the recovery and storage.For details, please refer to the announcement disclosed by the Company on Cninfo on 29 April 2023 (announcementnumber: 2023-042) and the relevant announcement disclosed by the Company on the website of Hong Kong StockExchange on 28 April 2023.

XIII. Other matters of significance (Cont*d)

5. Information disclosure index for 2023 Interim Report (Cont

*d)

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

VII Changes in Share Capital and Shareholders

I. Changes in shares

1. Changes in shares

Unit: shareOpening balanceChange during the reporting period (+/-)Closing balanceAmountPercentageNew issueBonus issue

Sharesconvertedfrom reservesOthersSubtotalAmountPercentageI. Restricted shares61,489,8372.06%-1,982,250-1,982,25059,507,5872.00%

1. Shares held by other domestic investors61,489,8372.06%-1,982,250-1,982,25059,507,5872.00%Including: Shares held by domestic natural persons61,489,8372.06%-1,982,250-1,982,25059,507,5872.00%II. Non-restricted shares2,918,252,36397.94%1,982,2501,982,2502,920,234,61398.00%

1. RMB ordinary shares1,683,561,84756.50%1,982,2501,982,2501,685,544,09756.57%

2. Domestic listed foreign shares706,385,26623.71%706,385,26623.71%

3. Overseas listed foreign shares528,305,25017.73%528,305,25017.73%III. Total number of shares2,979,742,200100.00%2,979,742,200100.00%The reasons for such changes

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

The Shenzhen Branch of China Securities Depository and Clearing Corporation Limited recalculated the statutoryquota of transferable shares for the Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management of the Company this year at 25%on the first trading day of this year based on the shares of the Company registered under the names of its Directors,Supervisors and Senior Management on the last trading day of the previous year, resulting in a reduction of 1,982,250RMB ordinary shares in the locked shares of Senior Management.Approval of changes in shareholding Applicable ﹟ Not applicableTransfer of shares arising from changes in shareholding Applicable ﹟ Not applicableProgress of share repurchase Applicable ﹟ Not applicableProgress of decrease in the holding of repurchased shares by way of bidding Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

INTERIM REPORT 2023

VII Changes in Share Capital and Shareholders

I. Changes in shares (Cont*d)

1. Changes in shares (Cont

*d)The effects of changes in shareholding on financial indicators such as basic earnings per share, diluted earningsper share and net assets per share attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company for the latest year and thelatest period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableOther information considered necessary by the Company or required by the securities regulatory authorities to bedisclosed Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

2. Changes in restricted shares

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: shareName ofshareholders

Restrictedshares at thebeginningof the period

Restrictedshares releasedduring the period

Restrictedshares increasedduring the period

Restrictedshares at the

end of

the periodReason for restriction

Date of releasefrom restrictionHu Changqing3,782,143750,00003,032,143Restricted shares of the participants of

the Share Incentive Scheme; locked-upshares of Directors, Supervisors and SeniorManagement

3 January 2023Li Feng2,929,520450,00002,479,520Restricted shares of the participants of

the Share Incentive Scheme; locked-upshares of Directors, Supervisors and SeniorManagement

3 January 2023Li Weixian1,560,900357,30001,203,600Restricted shares of the participants of

the Share Incentive Scheme; locked-upshares of Directors, Supervisors and SeniorManagement

3 January 2023Li Mingtang750,000150,0000600,000Restricted shares of the participants of

the Share Incentive Scheme; locked-upshares of Directors, Supervisors and SeniorManagement

3 January 2023Li Zhenzhong1,584,750124,95001,459,800Restricted shares of the participants of

the Share Incentive Scheme; locked-upshares of Directors, Supervisors and SeniorManagement

3 January 2023Dong Lianming750,000150,0000600,000Restricted shares of the participants of

the Share Incentive Scheme; locked-upshares of Directors, Supervisors and SeniorManagement

3 January 2023Total11,357,3131,982,25009,375,063

II. Issuance and listing of securities Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

VII Changes in Share Capital and Shareholders

III. Total number of shareholders and shareholdings

Unit: shareTotal number of ordinary shareholders as at

the end of the reporting period

146,991, of which 125,210 were holders of A shares,

21,454 were holders of B shares and 327 wereholders of H shares

Total number of holders of preference shares with

restored voting right as at the end of the reportingperiod0Shareholdings of ordinary shareholders interested in more than 5% of the shares of the Company or top 10 ordinary shareholders

Name of shareholderNature of shareholders

Percentage ofshareholding

Number ofordinaryshares heldat the end ofthe reportingperiod

Changes(increase ordecrease)during thereportingperiod

Number ofrestrictedordinaryshares held

Number ofnon-restrictedordinaryshares held

Share pledged, marked orlocked-upStatus ofsharesNumberCHENMING HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITEDState-owned legal person15.35%457,322,91900457,322,919Pledged247,040,000HKSCC NOMINEES LIMITEDOverseas legal person12.53%373,440,37551,7500373,440,375CHENMING HOLDINGS (HONG KONG) LIMITED (Note 1)

Overseas legal person12.22%364,131,56300364,131,563Hong ZejunDomestic natural person3.02%90,000,00013,300,000090,000,000Chen HongguoDomestic natural person1.04%31,080,044023,310,0337,770,011SHANDONG SUN HOLDINGS GROUP CO., LTD.Domestic non-state-

Owned legal person

0.84%24,987,1170024,987,117CHINA MERCHANTS SECURITIES (HK) CO., LIMITED

Overseas legal person0.58%17,378,2016,837,967017,378,201HONG KONG SECURITIES CLEARING COMPANY LIMITED

Overseas legal person0.54%15,968,039-1,744,042015,968,039Du HaibinDomestic natural person0.53%15,766,50215,766,502015,766,502VANGUARD EMERGING MARKETS STOCK INDEX FUND

Overseas legal person0.50%14,852,146163,800014,852,146Strategic investors or general legal persons who

become the top ten shareholders due to theplacement of new shares

NilRelated party relationship or acting in concert

among the above shareholders

A shareholder, Chenming Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, which is an overseas legal person, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a shareholder,

Chenming Holdings Company Limited, which is a state-owned legal person; A shareholder, Chen Hongguo, is the legal representative and

chairman of Chenming Holdings Company Limited. Save for the above, it is not aware that any other shareholders of tradable shares are

persons acting in concert. It is also not aware that any other shareholders of tradable shares are related to each other.Explanation of the aforementioned shareholders*

entrusted/entrusted voting rights and waiver ofvoting rights

NilSpecial explanation for designated repurchase

accounts among the top ten shareholders

Nil

INTERIM REPORT 2023

VII Changes in Share Capital and Shareholders

III. Total number of shareholders and shareholdings (Cont*d)Shareholdings of the top ten non-restricted shareholders

Name of shareholder

Number ofnon-restrictedshares held asat the end of thereporting period

Class of sharesClass of sharesNumberCHENMING HOLDINGS COMPANY LIMITED457,322,919RMB ordinary shares457,322,919HKSCC NOMINEES LIMITED373,440,375Overseas listed foreign shares373,440,375CHENMING HOLDINGS (HONG KONG) LIMITED (Note 1)364,131,563Domestic listed foreign shares210,717,563

Overseas listed foreign shares153,414,000Hong Zejun90,000,000RMB ordinary shares90,000,000SHANDONG SUN HOLDINGS GROUP CO., LTD.24,987,117RMB ordinary shares24,987,117CHINA MERCHANTS SECURITIES (HK) CO., LIMITED17,378,201Domestic listed foreign shares17,378,201HONG KONG SECURITIES CLEARING COMPANY LIMITED15,968,039RMB ordinary shares15,968,039Du Haibin15,766,502RMB ordinary shares15,766,502VANGUARD EMERGING MARKETS STOCK INDEX FUND14,852,146Domestic listed foreign shares14,852,146VANGUARD TOTAL INTERNATIONAL STOCK INDEX FUND14,771,945Domestic listed foreign shares14,771,945Related party relationship or acting in concert among the topten non-restricted ordinary shareholders, and between thetop ten non-restricted ordinary shareholders and the top tenordinary shareholders

A shareholder, Chenming Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, which is anoverseas legal person, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of a shareholder,Chenming Holdings Company Limited, which is a state-owned legalperson. Save for the above, it is not aware that any other shareholders oftradable shares are persons acting in concert. It is also not aware that anyother shareholders of tradable shares are related to each other.Securities margin trading of top 10 ordinary shareholdersChenming Holdings Company Limited held 457,322,919 RMB ordinary

shares, of which 326,322,919 shares were held through ordinary accountand 131,000,000 shares were held through credit guarantee securityaccount;Hong Zejun held 90,000,000 RMB ordinary shares, of which 5,800,000shares was held through ordinary account and 84,200,000 shares wereheld through credit guarantee security account;Shandong Sun Holdings Group Co., Ltd. held 24,987,117 RMB ordinaryshares, of which no share was held through ordinary account and24,987,117 shares were held through credit guarantee security account.

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

VII Changes in Share Capital and Shareholders

III. Total number of shareholders and shareholdings (Cont*d)Note 1: In order to meet its own capital needs, Chenming Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited conducted share financing business

with overseas institutions, entrusting 210,717,563 B shares and 153,414,000 H shares of the Company held byit to the custody brokerage designated by overseas institutions. The aforesaid shares were subject to the risk ofnot to be recovered, which may lead to a reduction in the Company*s shareholding, but does not affect ChenmingHoldings* position as the largest shareholder, and does not affect the Company*s control. For details, please refer tothe announcement disclosed by the Company on CNINFO on 18 July 2023 (announcement no.: 2023-058) and theinsider information disclosed by the Company on the website of Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 18 July 2023.Whether an agreed repurchase transaction was entered into during the reporting period by the top 10ordinary shareholders and top 10 non-restricted ordinary shareholders of the Company Yes ﹟ NoThe top 10 ordinary shareholders and top 10 non-restricted ordinary shareholders of the Company did not enter into anyagreed repurchase transaction during the reporting period.IV. Changes in shareholding of Directors, Supervisors and Senior Management

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

NamePositionStatus

Sharesheld as at thebeginning ofthe period(shares)

Increase inthe numberof sharesheld duringthe period(shares)

Decrease inthe numberof sharesheld duringthe period

(shares)

Shares heldas at the endof the period

(shares)

Restrictedshares grantedat the beginning

of the period

(shares)

Restrictedshares grantedat the beginning

of the period

(shares)

Restrictedshares granted

at the end of

the period

(shares)Dong LianmingFinancial controllerIn office859,600040,000819,600600,0000600,000Yuan XikunSecretary to the BoardIn office344,700075,000269,700180,0000180,000Total1,204,3000115,0001,089,300780,0000780,000

V. Change of controlling shareholders or beneficial controllersChange of controlling shareholders during the reporting period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no change of controlling shareholders of the Company during the reporting period.

Change of beneficial controllers during the reporting period

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThere was no change of beneficial controllers of the Company during the reporting period.

INTERIM REPORT 2023

VII Changes in Share Capital and Shareholders

VI. Securities interests held by Directors, Supervisors and chief executives disclosed inaccordance with the Listing Rules of Hong Kong Stock ExchangeAs at 30 June 2023, the interests and short positions held by each of the Directors, Supervisors and chief executives of theCompany in the shares, underlying shares and debentures of the Company or its associated corporations (within the meaningof Part XV of the Securities and Futures Ordinance (Chapter 571 of the laws of Hong Kong) (the※SFO§)) as recorded in theregister required to be kept under section 352 of the SFO, are set out as follows:

CompanyNamePosition

Number of shares (A shares) held as atthe end of the reporting period (shares)DirectorsChen Hongguo (Note 2)Chairman and general manager31,080,044Hu ChangqingExecutive Director and vice chairman3,792,857Li XingchunExecutive Director and vice chairman5,000,000Li FengExecutive Director and deputy general manager3,156,027Li WeixianExecutive Director and deputy general manager1,562,100Han TingdeNon-executive Director每Li ChuanxuanNon-executive Director每Li ZhihuiIndependent non-executive Director每Sun JianfeiIndependent non-executive Director每Yin MeiqunIndependent non-executive Director每Yang BiaoIndependent non-executive Director每SupervisorsLi KangChairman of the Supervisory Committee149,300Pan AilingSupervisor每Zhang HongSupervisor每Sang AilingSupervisor每Qiu LanjuSupervisor每

Associated corporations

NamePosition

Name of associatedcorporations

Number ofshares held atthe beginningof the reportingperiod (shares)

Changeduring theperiod (+/-)

Number ofshares heldat the end ofthe reportingperiod (shares)Chen HongguoChairman and

General Manager

Shouguang Henglian Enterprise Investment Co. Ltd. (Note 3)

231,000,000每231,000,000

Note 2: Save for the 31,080,044 A shares held personally, Chen Hongguo was deemed to be interested in the 3,861,322 A shares held by his spouse,

Li Xueqin.Note 3: Chen Hongguo and his spouse, Li Xueqin, collectively hold 76.79% equity interests in Shouguang Henglian Enterprise Investment Co. Ltd.,

(hereinafter referred to as※Shouguang Henglian§), and Shouguang Henglian is therefore deemed to be controlled by Chen Hongguo. As

a result, the 231,000,000 shares in Chenming Holdings (approximately 18.65% of the total share capital of Chenming Holdings) held by

Shouguang Henglian is also deemed to be held by Chen Hongguo.

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

VII Changes in Share Capital and Shareholders

VI. Securities interests held by Directors, Supervisors and chief executives disclosed in

accordance with the Listing Rules of Hong Kong Stock Exchange(Cont*d)

Save as disclosed above, as at 30 June 2023, none of the Directors, Supervisors and chief executives of the Companyhad any interests or short positions in the shares, underlying shares or debentures of the Company or any of its associatedcorporations which were required to be filed in the register of the Company required to be maintained pursuant to section352 of the SFO or which were required to be notified to the Company and Hong Kong Stock Exchange pursuant to the ModelCode for Securities Transactions by Directors of Listed Issuers as contained in Appendix 10 to the Listing Rules of Hong KongStock Exchange.As at 30 June 2023, none of the Directors, Supervisors or chief executives or their respective spouses or children under theage of 18 held or exercised any rights to subscribe for the share capital or debentures of the Company or its associatedcorporations.VII. Interests and short position of substantial shareholders in shares and underlying sharesdisclosed in accordance with the Listing Rules of Hong Kong Stock ExchangeAs at 30 June 2023, the following shareholders (other than the Directors, Supervisors or chief executives of the Company) hadinterests or short positions in the Company*s shares and underlying shares as shown in the share register maintained by theCompany in accordance with Section 336 of the SFO:

Name

Number of shares held

(shares)

Approximate shareholding as a percentage ofTotal share capital (%)Class of shares (%)Chenming Holdings Company Limited457,322,919 A shares (L)15.3526.21Chenming Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited210,717,563 B shares (L)7.0729.83Chenming Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited153,414,000 H shares (L)5.1529.04

(L) 每 Long position (S) 每 Short position (P) 每 Lending pool

Save as disclosed above, as at 30 June 2023, no other person had interests or short positions in the Company*s shares andunderlying shares as recorded in the register maintained under section 336 of the SFO.

INTERIM REPORT 2023

VIII Preference Shares

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company had no preference shares during the reporting period.

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

IX Bonds

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

I. Enterprise bonds Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company had no enterprise bonds during the reporting period.

II. Corporate Bonds Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company had no corporate bonds during the reporting period.III. Non-financial corporate debt financing instruments

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

1. Basic information of non-financial corporate debt financing instruments

Name of bond

Bondabbreviation

BondcodeIssue dateValue dateMaturity date

Outstandingamount ofthe bonds

(RMB)

InterestratePayment methodTrading venue2017 first tranche ofmedium-term notesof ShandongChenming Paper Holdings Limited

17 Lu ChenmingMTN001

10177900111 July

2017

12 July2017

12 July 20231,000,000,000.008.97%Perpetual mid-term notes.

Interest is paid annuallyand the principal is repaid upon maturity

Inter-bank bond market

Investor eligibility arrangement (if any)NoApplicable trading mechanismInter-bank bond market trading mechanismWhether there are delisting risks (if any) and countermeasuresN/AOverdue and outstanding bonds Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

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IX Bonds

III. Non-financial corporate debt financing instruments (Cont*d)

2. Triggering and execution of issuer

*s or investor*s option clause or investor protection clause

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

According to the※Prospectus of the 2017 First Tranche of Medium-term Notes of Shandong Chenming Paper HoldingsLimited§,※17 Lu Chenming MTN001§ is subject to the issuer*s redemption option. On 11 May 2023, the Companypublished the Announcement on the Exercise of the Redemption Option of the 2017 First Tranche of Medium-termNotes and the Announcement on the Redemption of the 2017 First Tranche of Medium-term Notes on ShanghaiClearing House (www.shclearing.com) and Chinamoney (www.chinamoney.com.cn). The Company chose to redeem※

Lu Chenming MTN001§in full, and completed the payment of the principal and interest on 12 July 2023. To date, all thebonds of the Company have been redeemed.

3. Adjustment of credit rating results during the reporting period

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

4. Implementation of and changes in guarantee, debt repayment plan and other repayment guarantee measures during

the reporting period and their impacts on the rights and interests of bond investors

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

※17 Lu Chenming MTN001§was not guaranteed. The Company was able to strictly implement the debt repayment plan,and paid the interest on time and in full according to the time stipulated in the prospectus. Its debt repayment plan andother debt repayment guarantee measures remained changed, which were consistent with the relevant commitments inthe prospectus.IV. Convertible bonds Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company had no convertible bonds during the reporting period.

V. The loss in the scope of the consolidated financial statements during the reporting periodexceeding 10% of the net assets as at the end of the prior year Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

SHANDONG CHENMING PAPER HOLDINGS LIMITEDINTERIM REPORT 2023

IX Bonds

VI. Major accounting data and financial indicators of the Company over the past two years as atthe end of the reporting period

Unit: RMB*0,000

Item

As at the end ofthe reporting period

As at the end ofthe prior year

Increase/decrease

as at the end ofthe reporting periodas compared to

the end of the

prior yearCurrent ratio62.61%63.04%-0.43%Gearing ratio72.28%71.85%0.43%Quick ratio49.20%49.90%-0.70%

The reporting period

The correspondingperiod of theprior year

Increase/decreaseof the reporting

period ascompared tocorrespondingperiod of the

prior yearNet profit after extraordinary gains or losses-81,183.9217,340.79-568.17%Proportion of EBITDA to total debts2.24%4.25%-2.01%Interest coverage ratio-0.091.33-106.77%Cash interest coverage ratio2.982.1141.23%EBITDA interest coverage ratio1.362.72-50.00%Loans payment ratio100.00%100.00%0.00%Interest payment ratio100.00%100.00%0.00%

INTERIM REPORT 2023

X Financial Report

I. Auditors* Report

Is the interim report audited Yes ﹟ NoThe interim financial report is unaudited.

II. Financial StatementsThe unit in the notes to the financial statements is: RMB

1. Consolidated balance sheet

Prepared by: Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited

30 June 2023

Unit: RMBItem30 June 202331 December 2022CURRENT ASSETS:

Monetary funds13,755,530,864.8314,000,434,986.08 Financial assets held for trading50,433,870.5974,708,444.88 Accounts receivable2,946,153,971.113,212,260,445.96 Accounts receivable financing614,794,433.04924,960,384.16 Prepayments846,920,981.37788,191,626.82 Other receivables1,645,909,354.441,717,445,443.44 Including: Interest receivable每每

Dividend receivable每每 Inventories6,777,881,649.686,821,916,159.95 Non-current assets due within one year3,852,470,167.903,998,724,415.85 Other current assets1,160,886,486.811,180,807,801.62Total current assets31,650,981,779.7732,719,449,708.76NON-CURRENT ASSETS:

Long-term receivables1,372,560,959.211,486,807,783.47 Long-term equity investments4,354,672,770.244,277,013,369.56 Other non-current financial assets785,374,459.73786,750,761.62 Investment property6,154,324,519.026,256,723,113.15 Fixed assets32,975,722,557.5433,797,738,695.30 Construction in progress674,425,091.26558,866,880.36 Bearer biological assets16,780,814.3613,697,336.80 Right-of-use assets175,084,081.35181,614,699.25 Intangible assets1,837,906,882.941,831,338,830.92 Goodwill35,220,543.8026,946,905.38 Long-term prepaid expenses41,879,965.9944,462,851.45 Deferred income tax assets1,562,270,625.951,335,700,565.60 Other non-current assets1,015,655,705.42983,905,908.00Total non-current assets51,001,878,976.8151,581,567,700.86Total assets82,652,860,756.5884,301,017,409.62

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X Financial Report

Item30 June 202331 December 2022CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Short-term borrowings34,946,527,126.2836,385,048,295.02 Bills payable3,530,803,793.613,128,595,835.04 Accounts payable3,972,082,627.544,114,966,767.76 Receipts in advance12,959,619.3314,261,436.67 Contract liabilities1,629,061,591.451,306,029,389.80 Employee benefits payable114,802,027.95144,925,887.00 Taxes payable134,129,746.74261,011,669.09 Other payables2,059,334,576.711,870,403,909.17 Including: Interest payable每15,895,930.51

Dividend payable每每 Non-current liabilities due within one year4,152,676,912.294,673,505,241.86Total current liabilities50,552,378,021.9051,898,748,431.41NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Long-term borrowings4,895,546,304.363,982,236,251.08 Lease liabilities49,288,793.8453,596,047.46 Long-term payables2,840,065,362.583,160,771,126.31 Deferred income1,386,819,506.161,469,230,468.46 Deferred income tax liabilities13,647,914.798,181,264.29 Total non-current liabilities9,185,367,881.738,674,015,157.60Total liabilities59,737,745,903.6360,572,763,589.01OWNERS* EQUITY:

Share capital2,979,742,200.002,979,742,200.00 Other equity instruments996,000,000.00996,000,000.00 Including: Preference shares每每

Perpetual Bonds996,000,000.00996,000,000.00 Capital reserves5,333,733,000.375,361,200,522.29 Less: Treasury shares128,780,100.00128,780,100.00 Other comprehensive income-907,674,603.11-821,940,694.57 Special reserves19,914,734.4915,791,710.95 Surplus reserves1,212,009,109.971,212,009,109.97 General risk provisions79,900,268.7179,900,268.71 Retained profit8,702,562,313.479,390,642,477.57Total equity attributable to owners of the Company18,287,406,923.9019,084,565,494.92Minority interest4,627,707,929.054,643,688,325.69Total owners* equity22,915,114,852.9523,728,253,820.61Total liabilities and owners* equity82,652,860,756.5884,301,017,409.62Legal Representative:Financial controller:Head of the financial department:

Chen HongguoDong LianmingZhang Bo

II. Financial Statements (Cont*d)

1. Consolidated balance sheet (Cont

*d)

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X Financial Report

II. Financial Statements (Cont*d)

2. Balance sheet of the Company

Unit: RMBItem30 June 202331 December 2022CURRENT ASSETS:

Monetary funds4,842,652,489.675,661,807,164.72 Bills receivable2,665,209,020.763,482,822,426.80 Accounts receivable2,520,259,119.61134,755,527.73 Prepayments1,131,421,810.91375,206,833.58 Other receivables8,352,806,067.279,337,019,470.13 Inventories638,303,459.00692,338,698.67 Non-current assets due within one year3,190,542.3013,434,710.01 Other current assets76,616,158.3386,159,558.49Total current assets20,230,458,667.8519,783,544,390.13NON-CURRENT ASSETS:

Long-term receivables12,069,279.2115,914,404.25 Long-term equity investments18,885,983,088.9418,826,163,036.33 Other non-current financial assets122,374,459.73123,750,761.62 Fixed assets3,547,645,657.473,654,340,361.49 Construction in progress29,630,298.2124,865,009.58 Intangible assets483,415,378.84490,533,559.72 Deferred income tax assets559,868,680.69518,171,288.92 Other non-current assets13,217,145.67986,260.70Total non-current assets23,654,203,988.7623,654,724,682.61Total assets43,884,662,656.6143,438,269,072.74CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Short-term borrowings12,547,491,670.1512,885,183,530.81 Bills payable9,351,434,692.209,455,780,407.30 Accounts payable825,592,347.731,288,578,359.05 Contract liabilities4,188,916,529.771,503,256,921.15 Staff remuneration payables47,516,337.3465,349,838.50 Tax payables9,573,634.4811,729,028.39 Other payables875,210,000.441,856,098,294.14 Including: Interest payable每15,895,930.51

Dividend payable每每 Non-current liabilities due within one year1,026,488,877.771,171,869,377.78Total current liabilities28,872,224,089.8828,237,845,757.12

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X Financial Report

Item30 June 202331 December 2022NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES:

Long-term borrowings1,460,844,500.001,698,253,561.10 Long-term payables293,382,733.53150,911,348.00 Deferred income32,391,082.1233,251,328.04Total non-current liabilities1,786,618,315.651,882,416,237.14Total liabilities30,658,842,405.5330,120,261,994.26OWNERS* EQUITY Share capital2,979,742,200.002,979,742,200.00 Other equity instruments996,000,000.00996,000,000.00 Including: Preference shares每每

Perpetual Bonds996,000,000.00996,000,000.00 Capital reserves5,119,757,519.195,147,225,041.11 Less: Treasury shares128,780,100.00128,780,100.00 Special reserves3,327,739.592,066,138.15 Surplus reserves1,199,819,528.061,199,819,528.06 Retained profit3,055,953,364.243,121,934,271.16Total owners* equity13,225,820,251.0813,318,007,078.48Total liabilities and owners* equity43,884,662,656.6143,438,269,072.74

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2. Balance sheet of the Company (Cont

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3. Consolidated income statement

Unit: RMBItemFirst half of 2023First half of 2022I. Total revenue12,564,962,781.3116,676,428,365.83

Including: Revenue12,564,962,781.3116,676,428,365.83II. Total operating costs13,439,844,164.1016,436,429,464.84Including: Operating costs11,496,731,662.5814,124,548,249.51

Taxes and surcharges105,817,810.49116,108,890.55Sales and distribution expenses106,666,717.54138,055,763.65General and administrative expenses328,296,224.86353,167,395.54Research and development expense552,804,828.58683,514,560.93Finance expenses849,526,920.051,021,034,604.66 Including: Interest expenses856,872,614.18991,475,816.56

Interest income94,532,686.92150,582,370.85

Plus: Other income108,155,697.19149,264,611.68

Investment income (※-§ denotes loss)-42,756,726.88-24,138,176.90Including: In vestment income from associates and joint

ventures23,934,269.8126,616,556.58Ga ins on derecognition of financial assetsmeasured at amortised cost(※-§ denotes loss)-67,175,214.10-56,307,959.46Gain on change in fair value (※-§ denotes loss)-19,815,797.83-58,813,415.49Credit impairment loss (※-§ denotes loss)-43,081,750.88-25,363,341.17Lo ss on impairment of assets(※-§ denotes loss)-43,314,485.761,936,644.09Gain on disposal of assets (※-§ denotes loss)11,759,266.911,605,314.49III. Operating profit (※-§ denotes loss)-903,935,180.04284,490,537.69

Plus: Non-operating income940,805.301,093,429.33Less: Non-operating expenses3,138,190.0610,202,739.60IV. Total profit (※-§ denotes total loss)-906,132,564.80275,381,227.42Less: Income tax expenses-211,491,182.141,378,726.69V. Net profit (※-§ denotes net loss)-694,641,382.66274,002,500.73(I) Classification according to the continuity of operation:每每

1. Net profit from continuing operations (

※-§denotesnet loss)-694,641,382.66274,002,500.73

2. Net profit from discontinued operations (

※-§

denotes net loss)每每(II) Classification according to ownership:每每

1. Net profit attributable to shareholders of the

Company-688,080,164.10230,141,463.76

2. Profit or loss of minority interest-6,561,218.5643,861,036.97VI. Net other comprehensive income after tax-85,733,908.54-150,576,277.41

Net other comprehensive income after tax attributable to shareholders of the Company-85,733,908.54-150,576,277.41

(1) Other comprehensive income that cannot be reclassified

to profit and loss每每

(2) Other comprehensive income that will be reclassified to

profit and loss-85,733,908.54-150,576,277.41

1. Exchange differences arising from translation

of financial statements denominated in foreigncurrencies-88,339,013.66-155,319,427.95

2. Other comprehensive income that may be

reclassified to profit and loss under the equitymethod2,605,105.124,743,150.54Other comprehensive income, net of tax attributable to minority interest

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ItemFirst half of 2023First half of 2022VII. Total comprehensive income-780,375,291.20123,426,223.32To tal comprehensive income attributable to shareholders of

the Company-773,814,072.6479,565,186.35Total comprehensive income attributable to minority interest-6,561,218.5643,861,036.97VIII. Earnings per share:每每(I) Basic earnings per share-0.2500.064(II) Diluted earnings per share-0.2500.064

Legal Representative:

Chen Hongguo

Financial controller:

Dong Lianming

Head of the financial department:

Zhang Bo

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3. Consolidated income statement (Cont

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4. Income statement of the Company

Unit: RMBItemFirst half of 2023First half of 2022I. Revenue3,904,584,964.103,746,662,856.50Less: Operating costs3,746,877,337.083,381,230,045.73Taxes and surcharges19,988,361.1914,470,073.85Sales and distribution expenses4,148,207.413,847,240.05General and administrative expenses51,547,136.6889,156,653.40Research and development expense117,941,892.00165,518,080.69Finance expenses125,869,235.74210,696,803.24 Including: Interest expenses245,995,158.97333,394,473.97

Interest income212,850,374.32230,217,851.40Plus: Other income13,833,015.4624,145,213.86Investment income (※-§ denotes loss)55,178,952.64237,259,432.75In cluding: Investment income from associates and jointventures-2,829,947.39-5,337,689.31Ga ins on derecognition of financial assets measured atamortised cost (※-§ denotes loss)-22,621,312.74-30,954,557.50Gain on change in fair value (※-§ denotes loss)每每Credit impairment loss (※-§ denotes loss)-6,264,582.46-722,675.75Loss on impairment of assets (※-§ denotes loss)每每Gain on disposal of assets (※-§ denotes loss)9,745,045.43172,652.98II. Operating profit (※-§ denotes loss)-89,294,774.93142,598,583.38Plus: Non-operating income451,184.7761,000.00Less: Non-operating expenses1,912,008.533,003,746.82III. Total profit (※-§ denotes total loss)-90,755,598.69139,655,836.56Less: Income tax expenses-41,697,391.77-15,843,567.25IV. Net profit (※-§ denotes net loss)-49,058,206.92155,499,403.81(I) Net profit from continuing operations

(※-§ denotes net loss)-49,058,206.92155,499,403.81(II) Net profit from discontinued operations

(※-§ denotes net loss)每每V. Total comprehensive income-49,058,206.92155,499,403.81

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5. Consolidated cash flow statement

Unit: RMBItemFirst half of 2023First half of 2022I. Cash flows from operating activities:

Cash received from sales of goods and rendering of services12,654,981,362.6216,841,914,152.37Tax rebates received109,519,774.17697,745,590.84Cash received relating to other operating activities880,312,282.56833,956,367.80Subtotal of cash inflows from operating activities13,644,813,419.3518,373,616,111.01Cash paid for goods and services9,962,778,364.1715,019,129,399.82Cash paid to and for employees667,506,780.80721,958,063.20Payments of taxes and surcharges428,775,626.59635,688,016.57Cash paid relating to other operating activities802,664,900.20998,576,421.97Subtotal of cash outflows from operating activities11,861,725,671.7617,375,351,901.56Net cash flows from operating activities1,783,087,747.59998,264,209.45II. Cash flows from investing activities:

Cash received from investments6,376,301.89每Cash received from investment income1,730,212.774,740,000.00Ne t cash received from disposal of fixed assets, intangibleassets and other long-term assets147,784,119.603,921,115.56Subtotal of cash inflows from investing activities155,890,634.268,661,115.56

Ca sh paid for purchase of fixed assets, intangible assets andother long-term assets104,455,019.88815,285,839.39Ne t cash paid for acquisition of subsidiaries and other

business units4,934,751.03每Subtotal of cash outflows from investing activities109,389,770.91815,285,839.39Net cash flows from investing activities46,500,863.35-806,624,723.83

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ItemFirst half of 2023First half of 2022III. Cash flows from financing activities:

Cash received from investments每400,000,000.00In cluding: Cash received from subsidiaries from minority

investment每400,000,000.00Cash received from borrowings17,765,551,073.7717,740,613,294.18Cash received relating to other financing activities1,128,264,589.152,078,910,644.82Subtotal of cash inflows from financing activities18,893,815,662.9220,219,523,939.00

Cash repayments of amounts borrowed18,186,471,433.2016,096,915,969.19Ca sh paid for dividend and profit distribution or interestpayment853,357,265.461,053,952,956.06In cluding: Dividend and profit paid by subsidiaries to minority

shareholders9,419,178.08每Cash paid relating to other financing activities1,942,169,772.073,310,774,061.40Subtotal of cash outflows from financing activities20,981,998,470.7320,461,642,986.65Net cash flows from financing activities-2,088,182,807.81-242,119,047.65IV. Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash

equivalents-58,096,458.3824,169,806.97V. Net increase in cash and cash equivalents-316,690,655.25-26,309,755.06Pl us: Balance of cash and cash equivalents as at the

beginning of the period2,159,460,149.513,168,915,847.02VI. Balance of cash and cash equivalents as at the end of the

period1,842,769,494.263,142,606,091.96

II. Financial Statements (Cont*d)

5. Consolidated cash flow statement (Cont

*d)

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6. Cash flow statement of the Company

Unit: RMBItemFirst half of 2023First half of 2022I. Cash flows from operating activities:

Cash received from sales of goods and rendering of services3,929,585,126.953,937,092,906.31Tax rebates received10,186,261.559,335,732.78Cash received relating to other operating activities244,461,863.48268,488,989.46Subtotal of cash inflows from operating activities4,184,233,251.984,214,917,628.55

Cash paid for goods and services3,646,421,670.773,559,003,036.92Cash paid to and for employees159,974,284.62168,707,495.45Payments of taxes and surcharges23,767,270.65146,897,297.11Cash paid relating to other operating activities222,463,991.65255,001,227.95Subtotal of cash outflows from operating activities4,052,627,217.694,129,609,057.43Net cash flows from operating activities131,606,034.2985,308,571.12II. Cash flows from investing activities:

Cash received from investments6,376,301.89每Cash received from investment income81,730,212.77401,816,698.06Ne t cash received from disposal of fixed assets, intangible

assets and other long-term assets40,443,619.603,527,572.65Subtotal of cash inflows from investing activities128,550,134.26405,344,270.71

Ca sh paid for purchase of fixed assets, intangible assets and

other long-term assets19,406,565.3412,870,064.02Subtotal of cash outflows used in investing activities19,406,565.3412,870,064.02Net cash flows from investing activities109,143,568.92392,474,206.69

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ItemFirst half of 2023First half of 2022III. Cash flows from financing activities:

Cash received from borrowings10,014,688,564.2110,531,501,508.20Cash received relating to other financing activities1,362,715,891.06247,000,000.00Subtotal of cash inflows from financing activities11,377,404,455.2710,778,501,508.20Cash repayments of amounts borrowed10,389,789,485.9710,584,544,305.53Ca sh paid for dividend and profit distribution or interestpayment242,860,355.63320,363,139.80Cash paid relating to other financing activities438,804,497.05307,022,816.27Subtotal of cash outflows from financing activities11,071,454,338.6511,211,930,261.60Net cash flows from financing activities305,950,116.62-433,428,753.40IV. Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash

equivalents-3,138,503.826,179,448.15V. Net increase in cash and cash equivalents543,561,216.0150,533,472.56Pl us: Balance of cash and cash equivalents as at thebeginning of the period233,971,948.99893,454,314.56VI. Balance of cash and cash equivalents as at the end of the

period777,533,165.00943,987,787.12

II. Financial Statements (Cont*d)

6. Cash flow statement of the Company (Cont

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7. Consolidated statement of changes in owners

* equity

Amount for the period

Unit: RMB

Item

First half of 2023

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

MinorityinterestTotalowners* equityShare capital

Other equity instruments

CapitalreservesLess:

treasury shares

Other

comprehensive

incomeSpecial

reservesSurplus

reservesGeneral risk

provisionsRetained profitOthersSubtotal

Preference

sharesPerpetual

BondsOthers

I. Balance as at the end of the prior year2,979,742,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,361,200,522.29128,780,100.00-821,940,694.5715,791,710.951,212,009,109.9779,900,268.719,390,642,477.57每19,084,565,494.924,643,688,325.6923,728,253,820.61II. Balance as at the beginning of the year2,979,742,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,361,200,522.29128,780,100.00-821,940,694.5715,791,710.951,212,009,109.9779,900,268.719,390,642,477.57每19,084,565,494.924,643,688,325.6923,728,253,820.61III. Changes in the period (※-§ denotes decrease)每每每每-27,467,521.92每-85,733,908.544,123,023.54每每-688,080,164.10每-797,158,571.02-15,980,396.64-813,138,967.66

(I) Total comprehensive income每每每每每每-85,733,908.54每每每-688,080,164.10每-773,814,072.64-6,561,218.56-780,375,291.20(II) Capital paid in and reduced by owners每每每每-27,467,521.92每每每每每每每-27,467,521.92每-27,467,521.92

1. Amount of share-based payments

recognised in owners* equity每每每每-27,467,521.92每每每每每每每-27,467,521.92每-27,467,521.92

(III) Profit distribution每每每每每每每每每每每每每-9,419,178.08-9,419,178.08

1. Distribution to shareholders (or owners)每每每每每每每每每每每每每-9,419,178.08-9,419,178.08

(IV) Transfer within owners* equity每每每每每每每每每每每每每每每

(V) Special reserves每每每每每每每4,123,023.54每每每每4,123,023.54每4,123,023.54

1. Withdrew in the period每每每每每每每13,373,517.00每每每每13,373,517.00每13,373,517.00

2. Used in the period (denotes in

※-§)每每每每每每每-9,250,493.46每每每每-9,250,493.46每-9,250,493.46

IV. Balance as at the end of the period2,979,742,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,333,733,000.37128,780,100.00-907,674,603.1119,914,734.491,212,009,109.9779,900,268.718,702,562,313.47每18,287,406,923.904,627,707,929.0522,915,114,852.95

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Amounts for the prior year

Unit: RMB

Item

First half of 2022

Equity attributable to owners of the Company

MinorityinterestTotalowners* equityShare capital

Other equity instruments

CapitalreservesLess:

treasury shares

Othercomprehensive

incomeSpecialreservesSurplusreservesGeneral riskprovisionsRetainedprofitOthersSubtotal

Preference

sharesPerpetual

BondsOthers

I. Balance as at the end of the prior year2,984,208,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,282,805,114.62226,860,000.00-445,582,729.36每1,212,009,109.9776,825,918.609,210,372,613.81每19,089,778,227.643,457,050,907.2622,546,829,134.90Plus: Others每每每每-55,547,014.21每每每每每83,754,093.05每28,207,078.84每28,207,078.84II. Balance as at the beginning of the year2,984,208,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,227,258,100.41226,860,000.00-445,582,729.36每1,212,009,109.9776,825,918.609,294,126,706.86每19,117,985,306.483,457,050,907.2622,575,036,213.74III. Changes in the period (※-§ denotes decrease)每每每每22,826,801.91每-150,576,277.41每每每230,141,463.76每102,391,988.26414,361,772.63516,753,760.89

(I) Total comprehensive income每每每每每每-150,576,277.41每每每230,141,463.76每79,565,186.3544,038,587.32123,603,773.67(II) Capital paid in and reduced by owners每每每每22,826,801.91每每每每每每每22,826,801.91370,323,185.31393,149,987.22

1. Ordinary shares paid by owners每每每每每每每每每每每每每370,323,185.31370,323,185.31

2. Capital paid by holders of other equity

instruments每每每每每每每每每每每每每每每

3. Amount of share-based payments

recognised in owners* equity每每每每-6,850,012.78每每每每每每每-6,850,012.78每-6,850,012.78

4. Others每每每每29,676,814.69每每每每每每每29,676,814.69每29,676,814.69

(III) Profit distribution每每每每每每每每每每每每每每每(IV) Transfer within owners* equity每每每每每每每每每每每每每每每

IV. Balance as at the end of the period2,984,208,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,250,084,902.32226,860,000.00-596,159,006.77每1,212,009,109.9776,825,918.609,524,268,170.62每19,220,377,294.743,871,412,679.8923,091,789,974.63

II. Financial Statements (Cont

*d)

7. Consolidated statement of changes in owners

* equity (Cont

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8. Statement of changes in owners

* equity of the Company

Amounts for the period

Unit: RMB

Item

First half of 2023

Share capital

Other equity instruments

Capital reserves

Less:

treasury shares

Other

comprehensiveincomeSpecialreservesSurplusreservesRetained profitOthers

Totalowners* equity

PreferencesharesPerpetualBondsOthers

I. Balance as at the end of the prior year2,979,742,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,147,225,041.11128,780,100.00每2,066,138.151,199,819,528.063,121,934,271.16每13,318,007,078.48II. Balance as at the beginning of the year2,979,742,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,147,225,041.11128,780,100.00每2,066,138.151,199,819,528.063,121,934,271.16每13,318,007,078.48III. Changes in the period (

※-§ denotes decrease)每每每每-27,467,521.92每每1,261,601.44每-65,980,906.92每-92,186,827.40(I) Total comprehensive income每每每每每每每每每-65,980,906.92每-65,980,906.92(II) Capital paid in and reduced by owners每每每每-27,467,521.92每每每每每每-27,467,521.92

1. Amount of share-based payments

recognised in owners* equity每每每每-27,467,521.92每每每每每每-27,467,521.92

(III) Profit distribution每每每每每每每每每每每每(IV) Transfer within owners

* equity每每每每每每每每每每每每

(V) Special reserves每每每每每每每1,261,601.44每每每1,261,601.44

1. Withdrew in the period每每每每每每每1,284,902.41每每每1,284,902.41

2. Used in the period每每每每每每每-23,300.97每每每-23,300.97

IV. Balance as at the end of the period2,979,742,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,119,757,519.19128,780,100.00每3,327,739.591,199,819,528.063,055,953,364.24每13,225,820,251.08

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Amounts for the prior year

Unit: RMB

Item

First half of 2022

Share capital

Other equity instruments

Capital reserves

Less:

treasury shares

Othercomprehensive

incomeSpecial

reservesSurplus

reservesRetained profitOthers

Total

owners

* equity

Preference

sharesPerpetual

BondsOthers

I. Balance as at the end of the prior year2,984,208,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,154,365,336.31226,860,000.00每每1,199,819,528.062,921,641,460.59每13,029,174,524.96II. Balance as at the beginning of the year2,984,208,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,154,365,336.31226,860,000.00每每1,199,819,528.062,921,641,460.59每13,029,174,524.96III. Changes in the period (

※-§ denotes decrease)每每每每-6,850,012.78每每每每155,499,403.81每148,649,391.03(I) Total comprehensive income每每每每每每每每每155,499,403.81每155,499,403.81(II) Capital paid in and reduced by owners每每每每-6,850,012.78每每每每每每-6,850,012.78

1. Amount of share-based payments

recognised in owners* equity每每每每-6,850,012.78每每每每每每-6,850,012.78

(III) Profit distribution每每每每每每每每每每每每(IV) Transfer within owners

* equity每每每每每每每每每每每每

IV. Balance as at the end of the period2,984,208,200.00每996,000,000.00每5,147,515,323.53226,860,000.00每每1,199,819,528.063,077,140,864.40每13,177,823,915.99

II. Financial Statements (Cont

*d)

8. Statement of changes in owners

* equity of the Company (Cont

*d)

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III. General Information of the Company

1. Company overview

The predecessor of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited (hereinafter referred to as the※Company§) wasShandong Shouguang Paper Mill Corporation, which was changed as a joint stock company with limited liability throughoffering to specific investors in May 1993. In December 1996, with approval by Lu Gai Zi [1996] No. 270 issued by thePeople*s Government of Shandong Province and Zheng Wei [1996] No. 59 of the Securities Committee of the StateCouncil, the Company was changed as a joint stock company with limited liability established by share offer.In May 1997, with approval by Zheng Wei Fa [1997] No. 26 issued by the Securities Committee of the State Council,the Company issued 115,000,000 domestic listed foreign shares (B shares) under public offering, which were listed andtraded on Shenzhen Stock Exchange from 26 May 1997.In September 2000, with approval by Zheng Jian Gong Si Zi [2000] No. 151 issued by the China Securities RegulatoryCommission, the Company issued an additional 70,000,000 RMB ordinary shares (A shares), which were listed andtraded on Shenzhen Stock Exchange from 20 November 2000.In June 2008, with approval by the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, the Company issued 355,700,000 H shares.At the same time, 35,570,000 H shares were allocated to the National Council for Social Security Fund by our relevantstate-owned shareholder and converted into overseas listed foreign shares (H shares) for the purpose of reducing thenumber of state-owned shares. The additionally issued H shares were listed and traded on Hong Kong Stock Exchangeon 18 June 2008.As at 30 June 2023, the total share capital of the Company was 2,979,742,200 shares. For details, please refer to NoteVII. 37.The Company established a corporate governance structure comprising the general meeting, the board of directorsand the supervisory committee, and has human resources department, information technology department, corporatemanagement department, legal affairs department, financial management department, capital management department,securities investment department, procurement department, audit department, and other departments.The Company and its subsidiaries (the※Company§) are principally engaged in, among other things, processing andsale of paper products (including machine-made paper and paper board), paper making raw materials and machinery;generation and sale of electric power and thermal power; forestry, saplings growing, processing and sale of timber;manufacturing, processing and sale of wood products; and hotel service, and equipment financial and operating leasing,investment properties and property service etc.The financial statements and notes thereto were approved at the sixth meeting of the tenth session of the board ofdirectors of the Company (the※Board§) on 30 August 2023.

2. Scope of consolidation

Subsidiaries of the Company included in the scope of consolidation in 2023 totalled 79. For details, please refer toNote IX※Interest in other entities§. The scope of consolidation of the Company during the year had one more companyincluded compared to the prior year. For details, please refer to Note VIII※Change in scope of consolidation§.

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IV. Basis of Preparation of the Financial Statements

1. Basis of preparation

These financial statements are prepared in accordance with the accounting standards for business enterprises, theapplication guidelines thereof, interpretations and other related rules (collectively referred to as※ASBEs§) promulgatedby the Ministry of Finance. In addition, the Company also discloses relevant financial information in accordance withthe※Preparation Rules for Information Disclosure by Companies Offering Securities to the Public No. 15 每 GeneralProvisions on Financial Reports§ (revised in 2014) of the CSRC.The financial statements are presented on a going concern.The Company*s financial statements have been prepared on an accrual basis. Except for certain financial instruments,the financial statements are prepared under the historical cost convention. In the event that impairment of assetsoccurs, a provision for impairment is made accordingly in accordance with the relevant regulations.

2. Going concern

No facts or circumstances comprise a material uncertainty about the Company*s going concern basis within 12 monthssince the end of the reporting period.V. Significant Accounting Policies and Accounting EstimatesSpecific accounting policies and accounting estimates are indicated as follows:

The Company and its subsidiaries are principally engaged in machine-made paper, electricity and heat, constructionmaterials, paper making chemical products, processing of moulds, hotel management and other operations. The Companyand its subsidiaries formulated certain specific accounting policies and accounting estimates for the transactions and matterssuch as revenue recognition, determination of performance progress and R&D expenses based on their actual production andoperation characteristics pursuant to the requirements under the relevant ASBEs. For details, please refer to this Note V. 29※Revenue§. For the critical accounting judgments and estimates made by the management, please refer to Note V. 38※Changesin significant accounting policies and accounting estimates§.

1. Statement of compliance with the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises

These financial statements have been prepared in conformity with the ASBEs, which truly and fully reflect the financialposition of the consolidated entity and the Company as at 30 June 2023 and relevant information such as the operatingresults and cash flows of the consolidated entity and the Company for the first half of 2023.

2. Accounting period

The accounting period of the Company is from 1 January to 31 December of each calendar year.

3. Operating cycle

The operating cycle of the Company lasts for 12 months.

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4. Functional currency

The functional currency of the Company and its domestic subsidiaries is Renminbi (※RMB§). Overseas subsidiaries of theCompany recognise U.S. dollar (※USD§or※US$§), Japanese yen (※JPY§), Euro (※EUR§) and South Korean Won (※KRW§)as their respective functional currency according to the general economic environment in which these subsidiariesoperate. The Company prepares the financial statements in RMB.

5. Accounting treatment of business combinations under common control and not under common control

(1) Business combination under common control

For the business combination involving entities under common control, the assets and liabilities of the party beingmerged that are obtained in the business combination by the absorbing party shall be measured at the carryingamounts as recorded by the ultimate controlling party in the consolidated financial statements at the combinationdate. The difference between the carrying amount of the consideration paid for the combination (or the aggregatenominal value of shares issued as consideration) and the carrying amount of the net assets obtained in thecombination is charged to the capital reserve (share capital premium/capital premium). If the capital reserve (sharecapital premium/capital premium) is not sufficient to absorb the difference, any excess shall be adjusted againstretained earnings.

Business combinations involving entities under common control and achieved in stages

In the separate financial statements, the initial investment cost is calculated based on the shareholding portionof the assets and liabilities obtained and are measured at the carrying amounts as recorded by the party beingmerged at the combination date. The difference between the initial investment cost and the sum of the carryingamount of the original investment cost prior to the combination and the carrying amount of consideration paid forthe combination is adjusted to the capital reserve (share capital premium/capital premium), if the capital reserve isnot sufficient to absorb the difference, the excess difference shall be adjusted to retained earnings.In the consolidated financial statements, the assets and liabilities of the party being merged that are obtainedat the combination by the absorbing party shall be measured at the carrying value as recorded by the ultimatecontrolling party in the consolidated financial statements at combination date. The difference between the sumof the carrying value from original shareholding portion and the new investment cost incurred at combinationdate and the carrying value of net assets obtained at combination date shall be adjusted to capital reserve (sharecapital premium/capital premium), if the balance of capital reserve is not sufficient to absorb the differences,any excess is adjusted to retained earnings. The long-term investment prior to the absorbing party obtainingthe control of the party being merged, the recognised profit or loss, comprehensive income and other changeof owners*equity at the closer date of the acquisition date and combination date under common control shallseparately offset the opening balance of retained earnings and profit or loss during comparative statements.

(2) Business combination not under common control

For business combinations involving entities not under common control, the cost for each combination ismeasured at the aggregate fair value at acquisition date, of assets given, liabilities incurred or assumed, andequity securities issued by the acquirer in exchange for control of the acquiree. At acquisition date, the acquiredassets, liabilities or contingent liabilities of acquiree are measured at their fair value.

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(2) Business combination not under common control (Cont

*d)Where the cost of combination exceeds the acquirer*s interest in the fair value of the acquiree*s identifiable netassets, the difference is recognised as goodwill, and subsequently measured on the basis of its cost minusaccumulative impairment provision; Where the cost of combination is less than the acquirer*s interest in the fairvalue of the acquiree*s identifiable net assets, the difference is recognised in profit or loss for the current periodafter reassessment.Business combinations involving entities not under common control and achieved in stagesIn the separate financial statements, the initial investment cost of the investment is the sum of the carrying amountof the equity investment held by the entity prior to the acquisition date and the additional investment cost at theacquisition date. The disposal accounting policy of other comprehensive income related with equity investmentprior to the acquisition date recognised under equity method shall be compliance with the method when theacquiree disposes the related assets or liabilities. Owners* equity due to the changes of other owners*equity otherthan the changes of net profit, other comprehensive income and profit distribution shall be transferred to profit orloss for current period when disposed of. If the equity investment held by the entity prior to the acquisition date ismeasured at fair value, the cumulative changes in fair value recognised in other comprehensive income shall betransferred to retained earnings for current period when accounted for using cost method.In the consolidation financial statements, the combination cost is the sum of consideration paid at acquisition dateand fair value of the acquiree*s equity investment held prior to acquisition date. The cost of equity of the acquireeheld prior to acquisition date shall be remeasured at the fair value at acquisition date, and the difference betweenthe fair value and carrying amount shall be recognised as investment income or loss for the current period.Other comprehensive income and changes of other owners* equity related with acquiree*s equity held prior toacquisition date shall be transferred to investment profit or loss for current period at acquisition date, except forthe other comprehensive income incurred by the changes of net assets or net liabilities due to the remeasurementof defined benefit plans.

(3) Transaction fees attribution during business combination

The audit, legal, valuation advisory and other intermediary fees and other relevant administrative expenses arisingfrom business combinations are recognised in profit or loss when incurred. Transaction costs of equity or debtsecurities issued as the considerations of business combination are included in the initial recognition amounts.

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6. Preparation of consolidated financial statements

(1) Scope of consolidation

The scope of consolidation of the consolidated financial statements is determined on the basis of control. Theterm※control§refers to the fact that the Company has power over the investee and is entitled to variable returnsfrom its involvement with the investee and the ability to use its power over the investee to affect the amount ofthose returns. A subsidiary is an entity controlled by the Company (including an enterprise, a separable part of aninvestee, a structured entity, etc.).

(2) Basis for preparation of the consolidated financial statements

The consolidated financial statements are prepared by the Company based on the financial statements of theCompany and its subsidiaries and other relevant information. In preparing the consolidated financial statements,the accounting policies and accounting periods of the Company and its subsidiaries shall be consistent, and intra-company significant transactions and balances are eliminated.A subsidiary and its business acquired through a business combination involving entities under common controlduring the reporting period shall be included in the scope of the consolidation of the Company from the dateof being controlled by the ultimate controlling party, and its operating results and cash flows from the date ofbeing controlled by the ultimate controlling party are included in the consolidated income statement and theconsolidated cash flow statement, respectively.For a subsidiary and its business acquired through a business combination involving entities not under commoncontrol during the reporting period, its income, expenses and profits are included in the consolidated incomestatement, and cash flows are included in the consolidated cash flow statement from the acquisition date to theend of the reporting period.The shareholders*equity of the subsidiaries that is not attributable to the Company is presented undershareholders*equity in the consolidated balance sheet as minority interest. The portion of net profit or loss ofsubsidiaries for the period attributable to minority interest is presented in the consolidated income statementunder the※profit or loss of minority interest§. When the amount of loss attributable to the minority shareholders ofa subsidiary exceeds the minority shareholders* portion of the opening balance of owners*equity of the subsidiary,the excess amount shall be allocated against minority interest.

(3) Acquisition of non-controlling interests in subsidiaries

The difference between the long-term equity investments costs acquired by the acquisition of non-controllinginterests and the share of the net assets from subsidiaries from the date of acquisition or the date of combinationbased on the new shareholding ratio, as well as the difference between the proceeds from the partial disposalof the equity investment without losing control over its subsidiary and the disposal of the long-term equityinvestment corresponding to the share of the net assets of the subsidiaries from the date of acquisition or the dateof combination, is adjusted to the capital reserve. If the capital reserve is not sufficient, any excess is adjusted toretained earnings.

(4) Accounting treatment for loss of control over subsidiaries

For the loss of control over a subsidiary due to disposal of a portion of the equity investment or other reasons,the remaining equity is measured at fair value on the date when the control is lost. The difference arising fromthe sum of consideration received for disposal of equity interest and the fair value of remaining equity interestover the sum of the share of the carrying amount of net assets of the former subsidiary calculated continuouslyfrom the purchase date based on the shareholding percentage before disposal and the goodwill is recognised asinvestment income in the period when the control is lost.Other comprehensive income related to equity investment in the former subsidiary shall be transferred to currentprofit or loss at the time when the control is lost, except for other comprehensive income arising from changes innet assets or net liabilities due to remeasurement of defined benefit plan by the investee.

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7. Classification of joint arrangements and accounting treatment for joint operations

A joint arrangement refers to an arrangement of two or more parties have joint control. The joint arrangements of theCompany comprise joint operations and joint ventures.

(1) Joint operations

Joint operations refer to a joint arrangement during which the Company is entitled to relevant assets andobligations of this arrangement.The Company recognises the following items in relation to its interest in a joint operation and accounts for them inaccordance with the relevant ASBEs:

A. the assets held solely by it and assets held jointly according to its share;B. the liabilities assumed solely by it and liabilities assumed jointly according to its share;C. the revenue from sale of output from joint operations;D. the revenue from sale of output from joint operations according to its share;E. the fees solely incurred by it and fees incurred from joint operations according to its share.

(2) Joint ventures

Joint ventures refer to a joint arrangement during which the Company only is entitled to net assets of thisarrangement.The Company accounts for its investments in joint ventures in accordance with the requirements relating toaccounting treatment using equity method for long-term equity investments.

8. Standards for recognising cash and cash equivalents

Cash refers to cash on hand and deposits readily available for payment purpose. Cash equivalents refer to short-termand highly liquid investments held by the Company which are readily convertible into known amount of cash and whichare subject to insignificant risk of value change.

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9. Foreign currency operations and translation of statements denominated in foreign currency

(1) Foreign currency operations

The foreign currency operations of the Company are translated into the functional currency at the prevailing spotexchange rate on the date of exchange.On the balance sheet date, foreign currency monetary items shall be translated at the spot exchange rate onthe balance sheet date. The exchange difference arising from the difference between the spot exchange rateon the balance sheet date and the spot exchange rate upon initial recognition or the last balance sheet date willbe recognised in profit or loss for the period. The foreign currency non-monetary items measured at historicalcost shall still be measured by the functional currency translated at the spot exchange rate on the date of thetransaction. Foreign currency non-monetary items measured at fair value are translated at the spot exchangerate on the date of determination of the fair value. The difference between the amounts of the functional currencybefore and after the translation will be recognised in profit or loss or other comprehensive income for the periodbased on the nature of the non-monetary items.

(2) Translation of financial statements denominated in foreign currency

When translating the financial statements denominated in foreign currency of overseas subsidiaries, assets andliabilities on the balance sheet are translated at the spot exchange rate prevailing at the balance sheet date;owner*s equity items except for※retained profit§are translated at the spot exchange rates at the dates on whichsuch items arose.Income and expenses items in the income statement are translated at the prevailing spot exchange rate on thetransaction date.All items in the cash flow statements shall be translated at the prevailing spot exchange rate on the date thatthe cash flow transaction occurred. Effects arising from changes of exchange rate on cash shall be presentedseparately as the※effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents§item in the cash flowstatements.The differences arising from translation of financial statements shall be included in the※other comprehensiveincome§ item in owners* equity in the balance sheet.On disposal of foreign operations and loss of control, exchange differences arising from the translation of financialstatements denominated in foreign currencies related to the disposed foreign operations which has been includedin shareholders*equity in the balance sheet, shall be transferred to profit or loss in whole or in proportionate sharein the period in which the disposal took place.

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10. Financial instruments

A financial instrument is a contract that gives rise to a financial asset of one party and a financial liability or equityinstrument of another party.

(1) Recognition and derecognition of financial instruments

Financial asset or financial liability will be recognised when the Company became one of the parties under afinancial instrument contract.Financial asset that satisfied any of the following criteria shall be derecognised:

the contract right to receive the cash flows of the financial asset has terminated;the financial asset has been transferred and meets the derecognition criteria for the transfer of financial

asset as described below.A financial liability (or a part thereof) is derecognised only when the present obligation is discharged in full or inpart. If an agreement is entered between the Company (debtor) and a creditor to replace the existing financialliabilities with new financial liabilities, and the contractual terms of the new financial liabilities are substantiallydifferent from those of the existing financial liabilities, the existing financial liabilities shall be derecognised and thenew financial liabilities shall be recognised.Conventionally traded financial assets shall be recognised and derecognised at the trading date.

(2) Classification and measurement of financial assets

The Company classifies the financial assets according to the business model for managing the financial assetsand characteristics of the contractual cash flows as follows: financial assets measured at amortised cost, financialassets measured at fair value through other comprehensive income, and financial assets measured at fair valuethrough profit or loss.Financial assets measured at amortised cost

A financial asset is measured at amortised cost if it meets both of the following conditions and is not designatedat fair value through profit or loss:

The Company*s business model for managing such financial assets is to collect contractual cash flows;The contractual terms of the financial asset stipulate that cash flows generated on specific dates are solelypayments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.Subsequent to initial recognition, such financial assets are measured at amortised cost using the effective interestmethod. A gain or loss on a financial asset that is measured at amortised cost and is not part of a hedgingrelationship shall be recognised in profit or loss for the current period when the financial asset is derecognised,amortised using the effective interest method or with impairment recognised.

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*d)Financial assets measured at fair value through other comprehensive incomeA financial asset is classified as measured at fair value through other comprehensive income if it meets both of thefollowing conditions and is not designated at fair value through profit or loss:

The Company*s business model for managing such financial assets is achieved both by collecting collectcontractual cash flows and selling such financial assets;The contractual terms of the financial asset stipulate that cash flows generated on specific dates are solelypayments of principal and interest on the principal amount outstanding.Subsequent to initial recognition, such financial assets are subsequently measured at fair value. Interest calculatedusing the effective interest method, impairment losses or gains and foreign exchange gains and losses arerecognised in profit or loss for the current period, and other gains or losses are recognised in other comprehensiveincome. On derecognition, the cumulative gain or loss previously recognised in other comprehensive income isreclassified from other comprehensive income to profit or loss.Financial assets measured at fair value through profit or lossThe Company classifies the financial assets other than those measured at amortised cost and measured at fairvalue through other comprehensive income as financial assets measured at fair value through profit or loss. Uponinitial recognition, the Company irrevocably designates certain financial assets that are required to be measuredat amortised cost or at fair value through other comprehensive income as financial assets measured at fair valuethrough profit or loss in order to eliminate or significantly reduce accounting mismatch.Upon initial recognition, such financial assets are measured at fair value. Except for those held for hedgingpurposes, gains or losses (including interests and dividend income) arising from such financial assets arerecognised in the profit or loss for the current period.The business model for managing financial assets refers to how the Company manages its financial assets inorder to generate cash flows. That is, the Company*s business model determines whether cash flows will resultfrom collecting contractual cash flows, selling financial assets or both. The Company determines the businessmodel for managing financial assets on the basis of objective facts and specific business objectives for managingfinancial assets determined by key management personnel.The Company assesses the characteristics of the contractual cash flows of financial assets to determine whetherthe contractual cash flows generated by the relevant financial assets on a specific date are solely payments ofprincipal and interest on the principal amount outstanding. The principal refers to the fair value of the financialassets at the initial recognition. Interest includes consideration for the time value of money, for the credit riskassociated with the principal amount outstanding during a particular period of time and for other basic lendingrisks, costs and profits. In addition, the Company evaluates the contractual terms that may result in a change inthe time distribution or amount of contractual cash flows from a financial asset to determine whether it meets therequirements of the above contractual cash flow characteristics.

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Financial assets measured at fair value through profit or loss(Cont*d)

All affected financial assets are reclassified on the first day of the first reporting period following the change inthe business model where the Company changes its business model for managing financial assets; otherwise,financial assets shall not be reclassified after initial recognition.Financial assets are measured at fair value upon initial recognition. For financial assets measured at fair valuethrough profit or loss, relevant transaction costs are directly recognised in profit or loss for the current period.For other categories of financial assets, relevant transaction costs are included in the amount initially recognised.Accounts receivable arising from sales of goods or rendering services, without significant financing component,are initially recognised based on the transaction price expected to be entitled by the Company.

(3) Classification and measurement of financial liabilities

At initial recognition, financial liabilities of the Company are classified as financial liabilities measured at fair valuethrough profit or loss and financial liabilities measured at amortised cost. For financial liabilities not classifiedas measured at fair value through profit or loss, relevant transaction costs are included in the amount initiallyrecognised.

Financial liabilities measured at fair value through profit or loss

Financial liabilities measured at fair value through profit or loss comprise held-for-trading financial liabilities andfinancial liabilities designated at fair value through profit or loss upon initial recognition. Such financial liabilitiesare subsequently measured at fair value, and the gains or losses from the change in fair value and the dividend orinterest expenses related to the financial liabilities are included in the profit or loss of the current period.Financial liabilities measured at amortised costOther financial liabilities are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method,and the gains or losses arising from derecognition or amortisation are recognised in profit or loss for the currentperiod.

Classification between financial liabilities and equity instruments

A financial liability is a liability if:

it has a contractual obligation to pay in cash or other financial assets to other parties.it has a contractual obligation to exchange financial assets or financial liabilities under potential adverse

condition with other parties. it is a non-derivative instrument contract which will or may be settled with the entity*s own equityinstruments, and the entity will deliver a variable number of its own equity instruments according to suchcontract. it is a derivative instrument contract which will or may be settled with the entity*s own equity instruments,except for a derivative instrument contract that exchanges a fixed amount of cash or other financial assetwith a fixed number of its own equity instruments.

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*d)Classification between financial liabilities and equity instruments(Cont*d)

Equity instruments are any contract that evidences a residual interest in the assets of an entity after deducting allof its liabilities.If the Company cannot unconditionally avoid the performance of a contractual obligation by paying cash ordelivering other financial assets, the contractual obligation meets the definition of financial liabilities.Where a financial instrument must or may be settled with the Company*s own equity instruments, the Company*sown equity instruments used to settle such instrument should be considered as to whether it is as a substitutefor cash or other financial assets or for the purpose of enabling the holder of the instrument to be entitled to theremaining interest in the assets of the issuer after deducting all of its liabilities. For the former, it is a financialliability of the Company; for the latter, it is the Company*s own equity instruments.

(4) Fair value of financial instruments

The methods for determining the fair value of the financial assets or financial liabilities are set out in Note V. 11.

(5) Impairment of financial assets

The Company makes provision for impairment based on expected credit losses (ECLs) on the following items:

Financial assets measured at amortised cost;Receivables and debt investments measured at fair value through other comprehensive income;Contract assets as defined in the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises No. 14 每 Revenue;Lease receivables;Financial guarantee contracts (except those measured at fair value through profit or loss or formed by continuinginvolvement of transferred financial assets or the transfer does not qualify for derecognition).

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Measurement of ECLs

ECLs are the weighted average of credit losses of financial instruments weighted by the risk of default. Creditlosses refer to the difference between all contractual cash flows receivable according to the contract anddiscounted according to the original effective interest rate and all cash flows expected to be received, i.e. thepresent value of all cash shortages.The Company takes into account reasonable and well-founded information such as past events, current conditionsand forecasts of future economic conditions, and calculates the probability-weighted amount of the present valueof the difference between the cash flows receivable from the contract and the cash flows expected to be receivedweighted by the risk of default.The Company measures ECLs of financial instruments at different stages. If the credit risk of the financialinstrument did not increase significantly upon initial recognition, it is at the first stage, and the Company makesprovision for impairment based on the ECLs within the next 12 months; if the credit risk of a financial instrumentincreased significantly upon initial recognition but has not yet incurred credit impairment, it is at the second stage,and the Company makes provision for impairment based on the lifetime ECLs of the instrument; if the financialinstrument incurred credit impairment upon initial recognition, it is at the third stage, and the Company makesprovision for impairment based on the lifetime ECLs of the instrument.For financial instruments with low credit risk on the balance sheet date, the Company assumes that the creditrisk did not increase significantly upon initial recognition, and makes provision for impairment based on the ECLswithin the next 12 months.Lifetime ECLs represent the ECLs resulting from all possible default events over the expected life of a financialinstrument. The 12-month ECLs are the ECLs resulting from possible default events on a financial instrumentwithin 12 months (or a shorter period if the expected life of the financial instrument is less than 12 months) afterthe balance sheet date, and is a portion of lifetime ECLs.The maximum period to be considered when estimating ECLs is the maximum contractual period over which theCompany is exposed to credit risk, including renewal options.For the financial instruments at the first and second stages and with low credit risks, the Company calculatesthe interest income based on the book balance and the effective interest rate before deducting the impairmentprovisions. For financial instruments at the third stage, interest income is calculated based on the amortised costafter deducting impairment provisions made from the book balance and the effective interest rate.

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*d)Bills receivable, accounts receivable and contract assetsFor bills receivable, accounts receivable and contract assets, regardless of whether there is a significant financingcomponent, the Company always makes provision for impairment at an amount equal to lifetime ECLs.When the Company is unable to assess the information of ECLs for an individual financial asset at a reasonablecost, it classifies bills receivable and accounts receivable into portfolios based on the credit risk characteristics,and calculates the ECLs on a portfolio basis. The basis for determining the portfolios is as follows:

A. Bills receivable

Bills receivable portfolio 1: Bank acceptance billsBills receivable portfolio 2: Commercial acceptance billsB. Accounts receivableAccounts receivable portfolio 1: Due from related party customersAccounts receivable portfolio 2: Due from non-related party customersAccounts receivable portfolio 3: Factoring receivablesFor bills receivable classified as a portfolio, the Company refers to the historical credit loss experience, combinedwith the current situation and the forecast of future economic conditions, to calculate the ECLs based on defaultrisk exposure and lifetime ECL rate.For accounts receivable classified as a portfolio, the Company refers to the historical credit loss experience,combined with the current situation and the forecast of future economic conditions, to prepare a comparison tableof the ageing/overdue days of accounts receivable and the lifetime ECL rate to calculate the ECLs.

Other receivables

The Company classifies other receivables into portfolios based on credit risk characteristics, and calculates theECLs on a portfolio basis. The basis for determining the portfolios is as follows:

Other receivables portfolio 1: Amount due from government authoritiesOther receivables portfolio 2: Amount due from related partiesOther receivables portfolio 3: Other receivablesFor other receivables classified as a portfolio, the Company calculates the ECLs based on default risk exposureand the ECL rate over the next 12 months or the entire lifetime.

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*d)Long-term receivablesThe Company*s long-term receivables include finance lease receivables and deposits receivable.The Company classifies the finance lease receivables, deposits receivable and other receivables into portfoliosbased on the credit risk characteristics, and calculates the ECLs on a portfolio basis. The basis for determiningthe portfolios is as follows:

A. Finance lease receivablesFinance lease receivables portfolio 1: Receivables not past dueFinance lease receivables portfolio 2: Overdue receivablesB. Other long-term receivablesOther long-term receivables portfolio 1: Deposits receivableOther long-term receivables portfolio 2: Other receivablesFor deposits receivable and receivables for construction projects, the Company refers to the historical credit lossexperience, combined with the current situation and the forecast of future economic conditions, and calculatesthe ECLs based on default risk exposure and lifetime ECL rate.Except for those of finance lease receivables and deposits receivable, the ECLs of other receivables and long-term receivables classified as a portfolio are measured based on default risk exposure and ECL rate over the next12 months or the entire lifetime.Debt investments and other debt investments

For debt investments and other debt investments, the Company measures the ECLs based on the nature of theinvestment, the types of counterparty and risk exposure, and default risk exposure and ECL rate within the next12 months or the entire lifetime.

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*d)Assessment of significant increase in credit riskIn assessing whether the credit risk of a financial instrument has increased significantly upon initial recognition, theCompany compares the risk of default of the financial instrument at the balance sheet date with that at the dateof initial recognition to determine the relative change in risk of default within the expected lifetime of the financialinstrument.In determining whether the credit risk has increased significantly upon initial recognition, the Company considersreasonable and well-founded information, including forward-looking information, which can be obtained withoutunnecessary extra costs or efforts. Information considered by the Company includes:

The debtor*s failure to make payments of principal and interest on their contractually due dates;An actual or expected significant deterioration in a financial instrument*s external or internal credit rating (if any);An actual or expected significant deterioration in the operating results of the debtor;Existing or expected changes in the technological, market, economic or legal environment that have a significantadverse effect on the debtor*s ability to meet its obligation to the Company.Depending on the nature of the financial instruments, the Company assesses whether there has been a significantincrease in credit risk on either an individual basis or a collective basis. When the assessment is performed on acollective basis, the financial instruments are grouped based on their common credit risk characteristics, such aspast due information and credit risk ratings.The Company determines that the credit risk on a financial asset has increased significantly if it is more than 30days past due.

Credit-impaired financial assets

At balance sheet date, the Company assesses whether financial assets measured at amortised cost and debtinvestments measured at fair value through other comprehensive income are credit-impaired. A financial asset iscredit-impaired when one or more events that have an adverse effect on the estimated future cash flows of thefinancial asset have occurred. Evidence that a financial asset is credit-impaired includes the following observableevents:

Significant financial difficulty of the issuer or debtor;A breach of contract by the debtor, such as a default or delinquency in interest or principal payments;For economic or contractual reasons relating to the debtor*s financial difficulty, the Company having granted tothe debtor a concession that would not otherwise consider;It becoming probable that the debtor will enter bankruptcy or other financial reorganisation;The disappearance of an active market for that financial asset because of financial difficulties of the issuer ordebtor.

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*d)Presentation of provisions for ECLs

ECLs are remeasured at each balance sheet date to reflect changes in the financial instrument*s credit risk uponinitial recognition. Any change in the ECL amount is recognised as an impairment gain or loss in profit or loss forthe current period. For financial assets measured at amortised cost, the provisions of impairment is deductedfrom the carrying amount of the financial assets presented in the balance sheet; for debt investments at fair valuethrough other comprehensive income, the Company makes provisions of impairment in other comprehensiveincome without reducing the carrying amount of the financial asset.Write-offsThe book balance of a financial asset is directly written off to the extent that there is no realistic prospect ofrecovery of the contractual cash flows of the financial asset (either partially or in full). Such write-off constitutesderecognition of such financial asset. This is generally the case when the Company determines that the debtordoes not have assets or sources of income that could generate sufficient cash flows to repay the amounts subjectto the write-off. However, financial assets that are written off could still be subject to enforcement activities inorder to comply with the Company*s procedures for recovery of amounts due.If a write-off of financial assets is subsequently recovered, the recovery is credited to profit or loss in the period inwhich the recovery occurs.

(6) Transfer of financial assets

Transfer of financial assets refers to the transfer or delivery of financial assets to another party other than theissuer of such financial assets (the transferee).If the Company transfers substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership of the financial asset to thetransferee, the financial asset shall be derecognised. If the Company retains substantially all the risks and rewardsof ownership of a financial asset, the financial asset shall not be derecognised.If the Company neither transfers nor retains substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership of the financialasset, it accounts for the transaction as follows: if the Company does not retain control, it derecognises thefinancial asset and recognises any resulting assets or liabilities; if the control over the financial asset is not waived,the relevant financial asset is recognised according to the extent of its continuing involvement in the transferredfinancial asset and the relevant liability is recognised accordingly.

(7) Offset of financial assets and financial liabilities

If the Company owns the legitimate rights of offsetting the recognised financial assets and financial liabilities,which are enforceable currently, and the Company plans to realise the financial assets or to clear off the financialliabilities on a net amount basis or simultaneously, the net amount of financial assets and financial liabilities shallbe presented in the balance sheet upon offsetting. Otherwise, financial assets and financial liabilities are presentedseparately in the balance sheet without offsetting.

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11. Fair value measurement

Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transactionbetween market participants at the measurement date.The Company measures the relevant asset and liability at fair value, based on the presumption that the orderlytransaction to sell the asset or transfer the liability takes place either in the principal market for the relevant asset orliability, or in the absence of a principal market, in the most advantageous market for relevant the asset or liability. Theprincipal or the most advantageous market must be a trading market accessible by the Company at the measurementdate. The Company adopts the presumption that market participants would use when pricing the asset or liability in theirbest economic interest.If there exists an active market for a financial asset or financial liability, the Company uses the quotation on the activemarket as its fair value. If the market for a financial instrument is inactive, the Company uses valuation technique torecognise its fair value.Fair value measurement of a non-financial asset takes into account a market participant*s ability to generate economicbenefits by using the asset in its best use or by selling it to another market participant that would use the asset in itsbest use.The Company adopts valuation techniques that are appropriate in the current circumstance and for which sufficient dataand other information are available, prioritises the use of relevant observable inputs and uses unobservable inputs onlyunder the circumstances where such relevant observable inputs cannot be obtained or practicably obtained.Assets and liabilities for which fair value is measured or disclosed in the financial statements are categorised within thefair value hierarchy based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement as a whole. Level 1:

based on quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities obtainable at the measurementdate. Level 2: observable inputs for the relevant asset or liability, either directly or indirectly, except for Level 1 input.Level 3: unobservable inputs for the relevant assets or liability.At each balance sheet date, the Company reassesses assets and liabilities measured at fair value that are recognisedin the financial statements on a recurring basis to determine whether transfers have occurred between fair valuemeasurement hierarchy levels.

12. Inventories

(1) Classification of inventories

Inventories of the Company mainly include raw materials, work in progress, goods in stock, development productsand consumable biological assets, etc.

(2) Pricing of inventories dispatched

Inventories of the Company are measured at their actual cost when obtained. Cost of raw materials, goods instock and others will be calculated with weighted average method when being dispatched.Consumable biological assets refer to biological assets held-for-sale which include growing timber. Consumablebiological assets without a stock are stated at historical cost at initial recognition, and subsequently measuredat fair value when there is a stock. Changes in fair values shall be recognised as profit or loss in the currentperiod. The cost of self-planting, self-cultivating consumable biological assets is the necessary expensesdirectly attributable to such assets prior to canopy closure, including borrowing costs eligible for capitalisation.Subsequent expenses such as maintenance cost incurred after canopy closure shall be included in profit or lossfor the current period.The cost of consumable biological assets shall, at the time of harvest or disposal, be carried forward at carryingamount using the stock volume proportion method.

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(3) Recognition of net realisable value of inventories and provision for inventory impairment

Net realisable value of inventories refers to the amount of the estimated price of inventories less the estimatedcost incurred upon completion, estimated sales expenses and taxes and levies. The realisable value of inventoriesshall be determined on the basis of definite evidence, purpose of holding the inventories and effect of after-balance-sheet-date events.At the balance sheet date, provision for inventory impairment is made when the cost is higher than the netrealisable value. The Company usually make provision for inventory impairment based on categories of inventories.At the balance sheet date, in case the factors causing inventory impairment no longer exists, the original provisionfor inventory impairment shall be reversed.

(4) Inventory stock taking system

The Company implements permanent inventory system as its inventory stock taking system.

(5) Amortisation of low-value consumables and packaging materials

The low-value consumables of the Company are amortised when issued for use.Packaging materials for turnover are amortised when issued for use.

13. Long-term equity investments

Long-term equity investments include the equity investments in subsidiaries, joint ventures and associates. Associatesof the Company are those investees that the Company imposes significant influence over.

(1) Determination of initial investment cost

Long-term equity investments acquired through business combinations: for a long-term equity investmentacquired through a business combination involving enterprises under common control, the investment cost shallbe the absorbing party*s share of the carrying amount of the owners*equity under the consolidated financialstatements of the ultimate controlling party on the date of combination. For a long-term equity investmentacquired through a business combination involving enterprises not under common control, the investment cost ofthe long-term equity investment shall be the cost of combination.Long-term equity investments acquired through other means: for a long-term equity investment acquired by cashpayment, the initial investment cost shall be the purchase cost actually paid; for a long-term equity investmentacquired by issuing equity securities, the initial investment cost shall be the fair value of equity securities issued.

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(2) Subsequent measurement and method for profit or loss recognition

Investments in subsidiaries shall be accounted for using the cost method. Except for the investments which meetthe conditions of holding for sale, investments in associates and joint ventures shall be accounted for using theequity method.For a long-term equity investment accounted for using the cost method, the cash dividends or profits declared bythe investees for distribution shall be recognised as investment gains and included in profit or loss for the currentperiod, except the case of receiving the actual consideration paid for the investment or the declared but not yetdistributed cash dividends or profits which is included in the consideration.For a long-term equity investment accounted for using the equity method, where the initial investment costexceeds the investor*s interest in the fair value of the investee*s identifiable net assets at the acquisition date, noadjustment shall be made to the investment cost of the long-term equity investment. Where the initial investmentcost is less than the investor*s interest in the fair value of the investee*s identifiable net assets at the acquisitiondate, adjustment shall be made to the carrying amount of the long-term equity investment, and the difference shallbe charged to profit or loss for the current period.Under the equity method, investment gain and other comprehensive income shall be recognised based on theCompany*s share of the net profits or losses and other comprehensive income made by the investee, respectively.Meanwhile, the carrying amount of long-term equity investment shall be adjusted. The carrying amount of long-term equity investment shall be reduced based on the Group*s share of profit or cash dividend distributed bythe investee. In respect of the other movement of net profit or loss, other comprehensive income and profitdistribution of investee, the carrying amount of long-term equity investment shall be adjusted and included inthe capital reserves (other capital reserves). The Group shall recognise its share of the investee*s net profits orlosses based on the fair values of the investee*s individual separately identifiable assets at the time of acquisition,after making appropriate adjustments thereto according to the accounting policies and accounting periods of theCompany.For additional equity investment made in order to obtain significant influence or common control over investeewithout resulted in control, the initial investment cost under the equity method shall be the aggregate of fair valueof previously held equity investment and additional investment cost on the date of transfer. For investments in non-trading equity instruments that were previously classified as at fair value through other comprehensive income, thecumulative fair value changes associated with them that were previously included in other comprehensive incomeare transferred to retained earnings upon the change to the equity method of accounting.In the event of loss of common control or significant influence over investee due to partial disposal of equityinvestment, the remaining equity interest after disposal shall be accounted for according to the AccountingStandard for Business Enterprises No. 22 每 Recognition and measurement of Financial Instruments. The differencebetween its fair value and carrying amount shall be included in profit or loss for the current period. In respectof other comprehensive income recognised under previous equity investment using equity method, it shall beaccounted for in accordance with the same accounting treatment for direct disposal of relevant asset or liability byinvestee at the time when equity method was ceased to be used. Movement of other owners*equity related to theprevious equity investment shall be transferred to profit or loss for the current period.In the event of loss of control over investee due to partial disposal of equity investment, the remaining equityinterest which can apply common control or impose significant influence over the investee after disposal shall beaccounted for using equity method. Such remaining equity interest shall be treated as accounting for using equitymethod since it is obtained and adjustment was made accordingly. For the remaining equity interest which cannotapply common control or impose significant influence over the investee after disposal, it shall be accounted forusing the Accounting Standard for Business Enterprises No. 22 每 Recognition and measurement of FinancialInstruments. The difference between its fair value and carrying amount as at the date of losing control shall beincluded in profit or loss for the current period.

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*d)If the shareholding ratio of the Company is reduced due to the capital increase of other investors, and as a result,the Company loses the control of but still can apply common control or impose significant influence over theinvestee, the net asset increase due to the capital increase of the investee attributable to the Company shall berecognised according to the new shareholding ratio, and the difference with the original carrying amount of thelong-term equity investment corresponding to the shareholding ratio reduction part that should be carried forwardshall be recorded in the profit or loss for the current period; and then it shall be adjusted according to the newshareholding ratio as if equity method is used for accounting when acquiring the investment.In respect of the transactions between the Company and its associates and joint ventures, the share of unrealisedgain or loss arising from internal transactions shall be eliminated by the portion attributable to the Company.Investment gain or loss shall be recognised accordingly. However, any unrealised loss arising from internaltransactions between the Company and an investee is not eliminated to the extent that the loss is impairment lossof the transferred assets.

(3) Basis for determining the common control and significant influence on the investee

Common control is the contractually agreed sharing of control over an arrangement, which relevant activities ofsuch arrangement must be decided by unanimously agreement from parties who share control. When determiningif there is any common control, it should first be identified if the arrangement is controlled by all the participantsor the group consisting of the participants, and then determined if the decision on the arranged activity can bemade only with the unanimous consent of the participants sharing the control. If all the participants or a groupof participants can only decide the relevant activities of certain arrangement through concerted action, it canbe considered that all the participants or a group of participants share common control on the arrangement. Ifthere are two or more participant groups that can collectively control certain arrangement, it does not constitutecommon control. When determining if there is any common control, the relevant protection rights will not be takeninto account.Significant influence is the power of the investor to participate in the financial and operating policy decisions ofan investee, but to fail to control or joint control the formulation of such policies together with other parties. Whendetermining if there is any significant influence on the investee, the influence of the voting shares of the investeeheld by the investor directly and indirectly and the potential voting rights held by the investor and other partieswhich are exercisable in the current period and converted to the equity of the investee, including the warrants,stock options and convertible bonds that are issued by the investee and can be converted in the current period,shall be taken into account.When the Company holds directly or indirectly through the subsidiary 20% (inclusive) to 50% of the voting sharesof the investee, it is generally considered to have significant influence on the investee, unless there is concreteevidence to prove that it cannot participate in the production and operation decision-making of the investee andcannot pose significant influence in this situation. When the Company owns less than 20% of the voting sharesof the investee, it is generally considered that it has not significantly influenced on the investee, unless there isconcrete evidence to prove that it can participate in the production and operation decision-making of the investeeand can impose significant influence in this situation.

(4) Impairment test method and impairment provision

For the method for making impairment provision for the investment in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures,please refer to Note V. 22.

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14. Investment property

Investment property refers to real estate held to earn rentals or for capital appreciation, or both. The investment propertyof the Company includes leased land use rights, land use rights held for sale after appreciation, and leased buildings.The investment property of the Company is measured initially at cost upon acquisition, and subject to depreciation oramortisation in the relevant periods according to the relevant provisions on fixed assets or intangible assets.For the method for making impairment provision for the investment property adopted cost method for subsequentmeasurement, please refer to Note V. 22.When an investment property is sold, transferred, retired or damaged, the amount of proceeds on disposal of theproperty net of the carrying amount and related tax and surcharges is recognised in profit or loss for the current period.

15. Fixed assets

(1) Conditions for recognition of fixed assets

Fixed assets represent the tangible assets held by the Company using in the production of goods, rendering ofservices and for operation and administrative purposes with useful life over one year.Fixed assets are recognised when it is probable that the related economic benefits will flow to the Company andthe costs can be reliably measured.The Company*s fixed assets are initially measured at the actual cost at the time of acquisition.Subsequent expenditures incurred for a fixed asset are included in the cost of the fixed asset when it is probablethat the associated economic benefits will flow to the Company and the related cost can be reliably measured.The cost of routine repairs of fixed assets that do not qualify as capitalised subsequent expenditure is charged tocurrent profit or loss or included in the cost of the related assets in accordance with the beneficiary object whenincurred. The carrying amount of the replaced part is derecognised.

(2) Depreciation method by category of fixed assets

The Company adopts the straight-line method for depreciation. Provision for depreciation will be started when thefixed asset reaches its expected usable state, and stopped when the fixed asset is derecognised or classified as anon-current asset held for sale. Without regard to the depreciation provision, the Company determines the annualdepreciation rate by category, estimated useful lives and estimated residual value of the fixed assets as below:

Category

Useful lives ofdepreciation (Year)

Estimated residual

value (%)

Annual depreciation

rate (%)Housing and building structure20-405-102.25-4.75Machinery and equipment8-205-104.50-11.88Transportation equipment5-85-1011.25-19.00Electronic equipment and others55-1018.00-19.00Where, for the fixed assets for which impairment provision is made, to determine the depreciation rate, theaccumulated amount of the fixed asset impairment provision that has been made shall be deducted.

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(3) The impairment test method and impairment provision method of the fixed assets are set out in Note V. 22.

(4) The Company will review the useful lives, estimated net residual value and depreciation method of the fixed assets

at the end of each year.When there is any difference between the useful lives estimate and the originally estimated value, the usefullives of the fixed asset shall be adjusted. When there is any difference between the estimated net residual valueestimate and the originally estimated value, the estimated net residual value shall be adjusted.

(5) Disposal of fixed assets

A fixed asset is derecognised on disposal or when it is expected that there shall be no economic benefit arisingfrom using or after disposal. Where the fixed assets are sold, transferred, retired or damaged, the income receivedafter disposal after deducting the carrying amount and related taxes are recognised in profit or loss for the currentperiod.

16. Construction in progress

Construction in progress of the Company is recognised based on the actual construction cost, including all necessaryexpenditures incurred for construction projects, capitalised borrowing costs for the construction in progress before ithas reached the working condition for its intended use, and other related expenses during the construction period.A construction in progress is reclassified to fixed assets when it has reached the working condition for its intended use.The method for impairment provision of construction in progress is set out in Note V. 22.

17. Materials for project

The materials for project of the Group refer to various materials prepared for construction in progress, includingconstruction materials, equipment not yet installed and tools for production.The purchased materials for project are measured at cost, and the planning materials for project are transferred toconstruction in progress. After the completion of the project, the remaining materials for project are transferred toinventory.The method for impairment provision of materials for project is set out in Note V. 22.The closing balance of materials for project is presented as※construction in progress§ item in the balance sheet.

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18. Borrowing costs

(1) Recognition principle for the capitalisation of the borrowing costs

The borrowing costs incurred by the Company directly attributable to the acquisition, construction or productionof a qualifying asset will be capitalised and included in the cost of relevant asset. Other borrowing costs will berecognised as expenses when incurred according to the incurred amount, and included in the profit or loss for thecurrent period. When the borrowing costs meet all the following conditions, capitalisation shall be started:

The capital expenditure has been incurred, which includes the expenditure incurred by paying cash,transferring non-cash assets or undertaking interest-bearing liabilities for acquiring, constructing orproducing the qualifying assets; The borrowing costs have been incurred;The acquisition, construction or production activity necessary for the asset to be ready for its intended use

or sale has been started.

(2) Capitalisation period of borrowing costs

When a qualifying asset acquired, constructed or produced by the Company is ready for its intended use or sale,the capitalisation of the borrowing costs shall discontinue. The borrowing costs incurred after a qualifying assetis ready for its intended use or sale shall be recognised as expenses when incurred according to the incurredamount, and included in the profit or loss for the current period.Capitalisation of borrowing costs shall be suspended during periods in which the acquisition, construction orproduction of a qualifying asset is interrupted abnormally, when the interruption is for a continuous period of morethan 3 months. The capitalisation of the borrowing costs shall be continued in the normal interruption period.

(3) Calculation methods for capitalisation rate and capitalised amount of the borrowing costs

Where funds are borrowed for a specific purpose, the amount of interest to be capitalised shall be the actualinterest expense incurred on that borrowing for the period less any bank interest earned from depositing theborrowed funds before being used into banks or any investment income on the temporary investment of thosefunds. Where funds are borrowed for general purpose, the Company shall determine the amount of interestto be capitalised on such borrowings by applying a capitalisation rate to the weighted average of the excessamounts of cumulative expenditures on the asset over and above the amounts of specific-purpose borrowings.The capitalisation rate shall be the weighted average of the interest rates applicable to the general-purposeborrowings.During the capitalisation period, exchange differences on a specific purpose borrowing denominated in foreigncurrency shall be capitalised. Exchange differences related to general-purpose borrowings denominated in foreigncurrency shall be included in profit or loss for the current period.

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19. Biological assets

Bearer biological assets refer to biological assets held for the purpose of producing agricultural products, providinglabour services or renting, including economic forests, firewood forests, productive livestock and draught animals. TheCompany*s bearer biological assets are mainly tea trees. The cost of a planted or propagated bearer biological assetincludes the expenses directly attributable to the asset and necessarily incurred before the asset is ready for its intendedproduction and operation, including the borrowing costs that are eligible for capitalisation.The management, protection and feeding costs of a biological asset subsequent to crown closure or after the asset isready for its intended production and operation are expensed and recognised in profit or loss as incurred.Depreciation of bearer biological assets is calculated using the straight-line method over the estimated useful life ofeach biological asset less its residual value as follows:

Type of bearer biological assetsUseful life (year)

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Annual depreciation

rateTea tree105%9.50%The Company reviews the useful life and estimated net residual value of a bearer biological asset and the depreciationmethod applied at least at each financial year-end. A change in the useful life or estimated net residual value of a fixedasset or the depreciation method used shall be accounted for as a change in accounting estimate.The difference between the disposal income of the sale, loss, death or damage of a bearer biological asset, net of itscarrying amount and related taxes, is recognised in profit or loss for the current period.The method for impairment provision of bearer biological assets is set out in Note V. 22.

20. Right-of-use assets

(1) Conditions for recognition of right-of-use assets

Right-of-use assets are defined as the right of underlying assets in the lease term for the Company as a lessee.Right-of-use assets are initially measured at cost at the commencement date of the lease. The cost includes theamount of the initial measurement of lease liability; lease payments made at or before the inception of the leaseless any lease incentives enjoyed; initial direct costs incurred by the Company as lessee; costs to be incurred indismantling and removing the underlying assets, restoring the site on which it is located or restoring the underlyingasset to the condition required by the terms and conditions of the lease incurred by the Company as lessee. Asa lessee, the Company recognises and measures the costs of dismantling and restoration in accordance with theAccounting Standard for Business Enterprises No. 13 每 Contingencies. Subsequently, the lease liability is adjustedfor any remeasurement of the lease liability.

(2) Depreciation method of right-of-use assets

The Company uses the straight-line method for depreciation. Where the Company, as a lessee, is reasonablycertain to obtain ownership of the leased asset at the end of the lease term, such asset is depreciated over theremaining useful life of the leased asset. Where ownership of the lease assets during the lease term cannot bereasonably determined, right-of-use assets are depreciated over the lease term or the remainder of useful lives ofthe lease assets, whichever is shorter.

(3) For the methods of impairment test and impairment provision of right-of-use assets, please refer to Note V. 22.

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21. Intangible assets

The intangible assets of the Company include land use rights, software, patents and certificates of third party right.The intangible asset is initially measured at cost, and its useful life is determined upon acquisition. If the useful life isfinite, the intangible asset will be amortised over the estimated useful life using the amortisation method that can reflectthe estimated realisation of the economic benefits related to the asset, starting from the time when it is available for use.If it is unable to reliably determine the estimated realisation, straight-line method shall be adopted for amortisation. Theintangible assets with uncertain useful life will not be amortised.The amortisation methods for the intangible assets with finite useful life are as follows:

TypeUseful lifeMethod of amortisationRemarkLand use rights50-70Straight-line methodSoftware5-10Straight-line methodPatents5-20Straight-line methodCertificates of third party right3Straight-line methodThe Company reviews the useful life and amortisation method of the intangible assets with finite useful life at the end ofeach year. If it is different from the previous estimates, the original estimates will be adjusted, and will be treated as achange in accounting estimate.If it is estimated on the balance sheet date that certain intangible asset can no longer bring future economic benefit tothe company, the carrying amount of the intangible asset will be entirely transferred into the profit or loss for the currentperiod.The impairment method for the intangible assets is set out in Note V. 22.

22. Long-term asset impairment

Impairment of long-term equity investments in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, asset impairment oninvestment property, fixed assets, construction in progress, bearer biological assets measured at cost, right-of-useassets, intangible assets, goodwill and others (excluding inventories, investment property measured at fair value,deferred tax assets and financial assets) subsequently measured at cost is determined as follows:

The Company determines if there is any indication of asset impairment as at the balance sheet date. If there is anyevidence indicating that an asset may be impaired, recoverable amount shall be estimated for impairment test. Goodwillarising from business combinations, intangible assets with an indefinite useful life and intangible assets not ready foruse will be tested for impairment annually, regardless of whether there is any indication of impairment.The recoverable amount of an asset is the higher of its fair value less costs of disposal and the present value of thefuture cash flows expected to be derived from the asset. The Company estimates the recoverable amount of anindividual asset. If it is not possible to estimate the recoverable amount of the individual asset, the Company shalldetermine the recoverable amount of the asset group to which the asset belongs. The determination of an asset groupis based on whether major cash inflows generated by the asset group are independent of the cash inflows from otherassets or asset groups.

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When the recoverable amount of an asset or an asset group is less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount isreduced to its recoverable amount. The reduction amount is charged to profit or loss and an impairment provision ismade accordingly.For the purpose of impairment test of goodwill, the carrying amount of goodwill acquired in a business combination isallocated to the relevant asset groups on a reasonable basis from the acquisition date; where it is difficult to allocateto the related asset groups, it is allocated to the combination of related asset groups. The related asset groups orcombination of asset groups are those which can benefit from the synergies of the business combination and are notlarger than the reportable segments identified by the Company.In the impairment test, if there is any indication that an asset group or a combination of asset groups related to goodwillmay be impaired, the Company first tests the asset group or set of asset groups excluding goodwill for impairment,calculates the recoverable amount and recognises the corresponding impairment loss. An impairment test is then carriedout on the asset group or combination of asset groups containing goodwill by comparing its carrying amount with itsrecoverable amount. If the recoverable amount is lower than the carrying amount, an impairment loss is recognised forgoodwill.An impairment loss recognised shall not be reversed in a subsequent period.

23. Long-term prepaid expenses

The long-term prepaid expenses incurred by the Company shall be recognised based on the actual cost, and evenlyamortised over the estimated benefit period. For the long-term prepaid expense that cannot benefit the subsequentaccounting periods, its value after amortisation shall be entirely included in the profit or loss for the current period.

24. Contract liabilities

A contract liability represents the Company*s obligation to transfer goods to a customer for which the Company hasreceived consideration (or an amount of consideration is due) from the customer. If the customer has already paidthe contract consideration before the Company transfers goods to the customer or the Company has obtained theunconditional collection right, the Company will recognise such amount received or receivable as contract liabilitiesat earlier of the actual payment by the customer or the amount payable becoming due. Contract assets and contractliabilities under the same contract are presented on a net basis, and contract assets and contract liabilities underdifferent contracts are not offset.

25. Employee benefits

(1) Scope of employee benefits

Employee benefits are all forms of considerations or compensation given by an entity in exchange for servicesrendered by employees or for the termination of employment. Employee benefits include short-term staffremuneration, post-employment benefits, termination benefits and other long-term employee benefits. Employeebenefits include benefits provided to employees*spouses, children, other dependants, family members ofdeceased employees and other beneficiaries.Employee benefits are presented as※employee benefits payable§and※long-term employee benefits payable§inthe balance sheet, respectively, according to liquidity.

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(2) Short-term staff remuneration

Employee wages or salaries actually incurred, bonuses, and social insurance contributions such as medicalinsurance, work injury insurance, maternity insurance, and housing fund, contributed at the applicable benchmarksand rates, are recognised as a liability as the employees provide services, with a corresponding charge to profit orloss or included in the cost of assets where appropriate.

(3) Post-employment benefits

Post-employment benefit plans include defined contribution plans and defined benefit plans. A definedcontribution plan is a post-employment benefit plan under which the Company pays fixed contributions intoa separate fund and the Company has no further obligations for payment. A defined benefit plan is a post-employment benefit plan other than a defined contribution plan.Defined contribution plans

Defined contribution plans include basic pension insurance and unemployment insurance.During the accounting period in which an employee provides service, the amount payable calculated according tothe defined contribution plan is recognised as a liability and included in the profit or loss for the current period orthe cost of relevant assets.Defined benefit plansFor defined benefit plans, the actuarial valuation is carried out by an independent actuary on the annual balancesheet date, and the cost of providing benefits is determined by the expected cumulative benefit unit method. Thecost of staff remuneration arising from the Company*s defined benefit plans includes the following components:

Service cost, including current service cost, past service cost, and settlement gain or loss. In particular,the current service cost refers to the increase in the present value of obligations of defined benefit plansarising from the service provided by staff in the current period; the past service cost refers to the increase ordecrease in the present value of obligations of defined benefit plans related to the service of the staff in theprevious period arising from the revision of defined benefit plans.Net interest on net liabilities or net assets of defined benefit plans, including interest income from the assetsunder the plans, interest expense arising from the obligations of defined benefit plans, and interest affectedby asset caps. Changes arising from the remeasurement of net liabilities or net assets of defined benefit plans.Unless other accounting standards require or allow costs of staff welfare to be included in costs of assets,the Company will include the above items and in the current profit and loss; and include item in othercomprehensive income which will not be transferred back to profit or loss in subsequent accounting periods.When the original defined benefit plan is terminated, all the part originally included in other comprehensive incomeshall be transferred to retained profit within the scope of equity.

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(4) Termination benefits

When the Company provides termination benefits to employees, employee benefits liabilities arising fromtermination benefits are recognised in profit or loss for the current period at the earlier of the following dates: whenthe Company cannot revoke unilaterally compensation for dismissal due to the cancellation of labour relationshipplans and employee redundant proposals; the Company recognises cost and expenses related to payment ofcompensation for dismissal and restructuring.For the early retirement plans, economic compensations before the actual retirement date were classified astermination benefits. During the period from the date of cease of render of services to the actual retirementdate, relevant wages and contribution to social insurance for the employees proposed to be paid are recognisedin profit or loss on a one-off basis. Economic compensation after the official retirement date, such as normalpension, is accounted for as post-employment benefits.

(5) Other long-term benefits

Other long-term employee benefits provided by the Group to employees that meet the conditions for definedcontribution plans are accounted for in accordance with the relevant provisions relating to defined contributionplans as stated above. If the conditions for defined benefit plans are met, the benefits shall accounted for inaccordance with the relevant provisions relating to defined benefit plans, but the※changes arising from theremeasurement of net liabilities or net assets of defined benefit plans§in the relevant employee benefits shall beincluded in the current profit and loss or the relevant costs of assets.

26. Provisions

Obligations pertinent to the contingencies which satisfy the following conditions are recognised by the Company asprovisions:

(1) the obligation is a current obligation borne by the Company;

(2) it is likely that an outflow of economic benefits from the Company will be resulted from the performance of the

obligation;

(3) the amount of the obligation can be reliably measured.

The provisions shall be initially measured based on the best estimate for the expenditure required for the performanceof the current obligation, after taking into account relevant risks, uncertainties, time value of money and otherfactors pertinent to the contingencies. If the time value of money has significant influence, the best estimates shallbe determined after discounting the relevant future cash outflow. The Company reviews the carrying amount of theprovisions on the balance sheet date and adjust the carrying amount to reflect the current best estimates.If all or some expenses incurred for settlement of recognised provisions are expected to be borne by the third party,the compensation amount shall, on a recoverable basis, be recognised as asset separately, and compensation amountrecognised shall not be more than the carrying amount of provisions.

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27. Share-based payments and equity instruments

(1) Category of share-based payment

The Company*s share-based payment is either equity-settled or cash-settled.

(2) Determination of fair value of equity instruments

For the existence of an active market for options and other equity instruments granted by the Company, the fairvalue is determined at the quoted price in the active market. For options and other equity instruments with noactive market, option pricing model shall be used to estimate the fair value of the equity instruments. The followingfactors shall be taken into account using option pricing models: A. the exercise price of the option; B. the validityperiod of the option; C. the current market price of the share; D. the expected volatility of the share price; E.predicted dividend of the share; and F. risk-free rate of the option within the validity period.

(3) Recognition of vesting of equity instruments based on the best estimate

On each balance sheet date within the vesting period, the estimated number of equity instruments expected tovest is revised based on the best estimate made by the Company according to the latest available subsequentinformation as to changes in the number of employees with exercisable rights. On the vesting date, the finalestimated number of equity instruments expected to vest should equal the actual number of equity instrumentsexpected to vest.

(4) Accounting treatment of implementation, modification and termination of share-based payment

Equity-settled share-based payment shall be measured at the fair value of the equity instruments granted toemployees. For those may immediately vest after the grant, the fair value of equity instrument at the grant dateshall be included in the relevant costs or expenses, and the capital reserve shall be increased accordingly.If the right may not be exercised until the vesting period comes to an end or until the specified performanceconditions are met, on each balance sheet date within the vesting period, the services obtained in the currentperiod shall, based on the best estimate of the number of vested equity instruments, be included in the relevantcosts or expenses and the capital reserve at the fair value of the equity instrument at the grant date. After thevesting period, relevant costs or expenses and total shareholders*equity which have been recognised will not beadjusted.Cash-settled share-based payment shall be measured in accordance with the fair value of liability calculatedand recognised based on the shares or other equity instruments undertaken by the Company. For those mayimmediately vest after the grant, the fair value of the liability undertaken by the Company shall, on the date of thegrant, be included in the relevant costs or expenses, and the liabilities shall be increased accordingly. If the rightmay not be exercised until the vesting period comes to an end or until the specified performance conditions aremet, on each balance sheet date within the vesting period, the services obtained in the current period shall, basedon the best estimate of the information about the exercisable right, be included in the relevant costs or expensesand the corresponding liabilities at the fair value of the liability undertaken by the Company. For each of thebalance sheet date and settlement date before the settlement of the relevant liabilities, fair value of the liabilitiesshall be remeasured and the changes will be included in the profit or loss for the current period.When there are changes in the Company*s share-based payment plans, if the modification increases the fair valueof the equity instruments granted, corresponding recognition of service increase in accordance with the increasein the fair value of the equity instruments; if the modification increases the number of equity instruments granted,the increase in fair value of the equity instruments is recognised as a corresponding increase in service achieved.An increase in the fair value of equity instruments refers to the difference between the fair values of the modifieddate. If the modification reduces the total fair value of shares paid or not conductive to the use of other employeesshare-based payment plans to modify the terms and conditions of service, it will continue to be accounted for inthe accounting treatment, as if the change had not occurred, unless the Company cancelled some or all of theequity instruments granted.During the vesting period, if the cancelled equity instruments (except for failure to meet the conditions of the non-market vesting conditions) granted by the Company to cancel the equity instruments granted amount treated asaccelerated vesting of the remaining period should be recognised immediately in profit or loss, while recognisingcapital reserves. If employees or other parties can choose to meet non-vesting conditions but they are not met inthe vesting period, the Company will treat them as cancelled equity instruments granted.

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28. Perpetual Bonds

(1) Classification of financial liabilities and equity instruments

Financial instruments issued by the Company are classified into financial assets, financial liabilities or equityinstruments on the basis of the substance of the contractual arrangements and the economic nature not onlyits legal form, together with the definition of financial asset, financial liability and equity instruments on initialrecognition.

(2) Accounting treatment of Perpetual Bonds

Financial instruments issued by the Company are initially recognised and measured in accordance with thefinancial instrument standards; thereafter, interest or dividends are accrued on each balance sheet date andaccounted for in accordance with relevant specific ASBEs, i.e. to determine the accounting treatment for interestexpenditure or dividend distribution of the instrument based on the classification of the financial instrument issued.For financial instruments classified as equity instruments, their interest expenses or dividend distributions aretreated as profit distribution of the Company, and their repurchases and cancellations are treated as changes inequity; for financial instruments classified as financial liabilities, their interest expenses or dividend distribution arein principle accounted for with reference to borrowing costs, and the gains or losses arising from their repurchasesor redemption are included in the profit or loss for the current period.For the transaction costs such as fees and commissions incurred by the Company for issuing financialinstruments, if such financial instruments are classified as debt instruments and measured at amortised cost, theyare included in the initial measured amount of the instruments issued; if such financial instruments are classifiedas equity instruments, they are deducted from equity.

29. Revenue

(1) General principles

The Company recognises revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation in the contract, i.e. when thecustomer obtains control of the relevant goods or services.Where a contract has two or more performance obligations, the Company allocates the transaction price to eachperformance obligation based on the percentage of respective unit price of goods or services guaranteed byeach performance obligation, and recognises as revenue based on the transaction price that is allocated to eachperformance obligation.If one of the following conditions is fulfilled, the Company performs its performance obligation within a certainperiod; otherwise, it performs its performance obligation at a point of time:

when the customer simultaneously receives and consumes the benefits provided by the Company when the

Company performs its obligations under the contract;when the customer is able to control the goods in progress in the course of performance by the Company

under the contract;when the goods produced by the Company under the contract are irreplaceable and the Company has the

right to payment for performance completed to date during the whole contract term.For performance obligations performed within a certain period, the Company recognises revenue by measuringthe progress towards complete of that performance obligation within that certain period. When the progressof performance cannot be reasonably determined, if the costs incurred by the Company are expected to becompensated, the revenue shall be recognised at the amount of costs incurred until the progress of performancecan be reasonably determined.

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*d)For performance obligation performed at a point of time, the Company recognises revenue at the point of time atwhich the customer obtains control of relevant goods or services. To determine whether a customer has obtainedcontrol of goods or services, the Company considers the following indications:

The Company has the current right to receive payment for the goods, which is when the customer has thecurrent payment obligations for the goods.The Company has transferred the legal title of the goods to the customer, which is when the clientpossesses the legal title of the goods.The Company has transferred the physical possession of goods to the customer, which is when the

customer obtains physical possession of the goods.The Company has transferred all of the substantial risks and rewards of ownership of the goods to the

customer, which is when the customer obtain all of the substantial risks and rewards of ownership of the

goods to the customer. The customer has accepted the goods or services. Other information indicates that the customer has obtained control of the goods.The Company*s right to consideration in exchange for goods or services that the Company has transferred tocustomers (and such right depends on factors other than passage of time) is accounted for as contract assets,and contract assets are subject to impairment based on ECLs (Note V. 10(5)). The Company*s unconditionalright to receive consideration from customers (only depends on passage of time) is accounted for as accountsreceivable. The Company*s obligation to transfer goods or services to customers for which the Company hasreceived or should receive consideration from customers is accounted for as contract liabilities.Contract assets and contract liabilities under the same contract are presented on a net basis. Where the netamount has a debit balance, it is presented in※contract assets§or※other non-current assets§according to itsliquidity. Where the net amount has a credit balance, it is presented in※contract liabilities§or※other non-currentliabilities§ according to its liquidity.

(2) Specific methods

Specific method for revenue recognition of machine-made paper business of the Company: in terms of domesticsales of machine-made paper, revenue is recognised when goods are delivered to the customers and suchdeliveries are confirmed; while in terms of overseas sales of machine-made paper, revenue is recognised on theday when goods are loaded on board and declared.Specific method for recognition of finance lease income of the Company: according to the repayment schedule,the income is recognised by instalments according to the effective interest rate.Specific method for recognition of revenue from real estate of the Company: revenue is recognised by amortisingthe property rental income on a straight-line basis over the lease term.The specific method for the Company to recognise revenue from electricity and steam: the sales of steam andelectricity by the Company are performance obligations performed at a point of time. For sales of electricity, theCompany recognises revenue from sales of electricity based on the quantity of electricity delivered to customersevery month at a price agreed in the contract. For sales of steam, the Company recognises revenue from sales ofsteam based on the amount of steam delivered to customers every month at a price agreed in the contract.The specific method for the Company to recognise revenue from construction materials, moulds and paperchemicals: revenue is recognised when goods are delivered to the customers and such deliveries are confirmed.

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30. Contract costs

Contract costs are either the incremental costs of obtaining a contract with a customer or the costs to fulfil a contractwith a customer.Incremental costs of obtaining a contract are those costs that the Company incurs to obtain a contract with a customerthat it would not have incurred if the contract had not been obtained e.g. sales commission. The Company recognisesthe incremental costs of obtaining a contract with a customer as an asset if it expects to recover those costs. Othercosts of obtaining a contract are expensed when incurred.If the costs to fulfil a contract with a customer are not within the scope of inventories or other ASBEs, the Companyrecognises an asset from the costs incurred to fulfil a contract only if those costs meet all of the following criteria:

the costs relate directly to an existing contract or to a specifically identifiable anticipated contract, including directlabour, direct materials, allocations of overheads (or similar costs), costs that are explicitly chargeable to thecustomer and other costs that are incurred only because the Company entered into the contract;the costs generate or enhance resources of the Company that will be used in satisfying (or in continuing to satisfy)performance obligations in the future; the costs are expected to be recovered.Assets recognised for the incremental costs of obtaining a contract and assets recognised for the costs to fulfil acontract (the※assets related to contract costs§) are amortised on a systematic basis that is consistent with the transferto the customer of the goods or services to which the assets relate and recognised in profit or loss for the currentperiod.The Company recognises an impairment loss in profit or loss to the extent that the carrying amount of an asset relatedto contract costs exceeds:

remaining amount of consideration that the Company expects to receive in exchange for the goods or services to

which the asset relates; the cost estimated to be happened for the transfer of related goods or services.The costs of contract performance recognised as assets, if the amortisation period is less than one year or a normaloperating cycle upon the initial recognition, are presented as※Inventories§item, and if the amortisation period is morethan one year or a normal operating cycle upon the initial recognition, are presented as※other non-current assets§ item.The contract obtaining costs recognised as assets, if the amortisation period is less than one year or a normal operatingcycle upon the initial recognition, are presented as※other current assets§item, and if the amortisation period is morethan one year or a normal operating cycle upon the initial recognition, are presented as※other non-current assets§ item.

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31. Government grants

A government grant is recognised when the grant will be received and that the Company will comply with the conditionsattaching to the grant.If a government grant is in the form of a monetary asset, it is measured at the amount received or receivable. If agovernment grant is in the form of non-monetary asset, it is measured at fair value; if the fair value cannot be obtained ina reliable way, it is measured at the nominal amount of RMB1.Government grants obtained for acquisition or construction of long-term assets or other forms of long-term assetformation are classified as government grants related to assets, while the remaining government grants are classified asgovernment grants related to revenue.Regarding the government grant not clearly defined in the official documents and can form long-term assets, the partof government grant which can be referred to the value of the assets is classified as government grant related to assetsand the remaining part is government grant related to revenue. For the government grant that is difficult to distinguish,the entire government grant is classified as government grant related to revenue.A government grant related to an asset shall be recognised as deferred income, and evenly amortised to profit or lossover the useful life of the asset in a reasonable and systematic manner. For a government grant related to revenue, ifthe grant is a compensation for related costs, expenses or losses incurred, the grant shall be recognised in profit orloss for the current period or used to offset related costs; if the grant is a compensation for related costs, expenses orlosses to be incurred in subsequent periods, the grant shall be recognised as deferred income, and recognised in profitor loss over the periods in which the related costs, expenses or losses are recognised. A government grant measured atnominal amount is directly included in profit or loss for the current period. The Company adopts a consistent approachto the same or similar government grants.A government grant related to daily activities is recognised in other gains or used to offset related costs relying on theessence of economic business; otherwise, recognised in non-operating income.For the repayment of a government grant already recognised, if the carrying amount of relevant assets was written offat initial recognition, the carrying amount of the assets shall be adjusted; if there is any related deferred income, therepayment shall be offset against the carrying amount of the deferred income, and any excess shall be recognised inprofit or loss for the current period; otherwise, the repayment shall be recognised immediately in profit or loss for thecurrent period.

32. Deferred income tax assets/deferred income tax liabilities

Income tax comprises current income tax expense and deferred income tax expense, which are included in profit orloss for the current period as income tax expenses, except for deferred tax related to transactions or events that aredirectly recognised in owners* equity which are recognised in owners*equity, and deferred tax arising from a businesscombination, which is adjusted against the carrying amount of goodwill.Temporary differences arising from the difference between the carrying amount of an asset or liability and its tax baseat the balance sheet date of the Company shall be recognised as deferred income tax using the balance sheet liabilitymethod.All the taxable temporary differences are recognised as deferred income tax liabilities except for those incurred in thefollowing transactions:

(1) The initial recognition of goodwill, and the initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction which is neither

a business combination nor affects accounting profit or taxable profit (or deductible loss) when the transactionoccurs;

(2) The taxable temporary differences associated with investments in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, and

the Company is able to control the timing of the reversal of the temporary difference and it is probable that thetemporary difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.

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*d)The Company recognises a deferred income tax asset for the carry forward of deductible temporary differences,deductible losses and tax credits to subsequent periods, to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profitswill be available against which the deductible temporary differences, deductible losses and tax credits can be utilised,except for those incurred in the following transactions:

(1) The transaction is neither a business combination nor affects accounting profit or taxable profit (or deductible loss)

when the transaction occurs;

(2) The deductible temporary differences associated with investments in subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures,

the corresponding deferred income tax asset is recognised when both of the following conditions are satisfied: it isprobable that the temporary difference will reverse in the foreseeable future, and it is probable that taxable profitswill be available in the future, against which the temporary difference can be utilised.At the balance sheet date, deferred income tax assets and deferred income tax liabilities are measured at the taxrates that are expected to apply to the period when the asset is realised or the liability is settled, and their tax effect isreflected accordingly.At the balance sheet date, the Company reviews the carrying amount of a deferred income tax asset. If it is probablethat sufficient taxable profits will not be available in future periods to allow the benefit of the deferred tax asset to beutilised, the carrying amount of the deferred tax asset is reduced. Any such reduction in amount is reversed when itbecomes probable that sufficient taxable profits will be available.

33. Lease

(1) Identification of leases

On the beginning date of the contract, the Company (as a lessee or lessor) assesses whether the customer inthe contract has the right to obtain substantially all of the economic benefits from use of the identified assetthroughout the period of use and has the right to direct the use of the identified asset throughout the period ofuse. If a contract conveys the right to control the use of an identified asset and multiple identified assets for aperiod of time in exchange for consideration, the Company identifies such contract is, or contains, a lease.

(2) The Company as lessee

On the beginning date of the lease, the Company recognises right-of-use assets and lease liabilities for all leases,except for short-term lease and low-value asset lease with simplified approach.The accounting policy for right-of-use assets is set out in Note V. 20.The lease liability is initially measured at the present value of the lease payments that are not paid at the beginningdate of the lease using the interest rate implicit in the lease. Where the interest rate implicit in the lease cannot bedetermined, the incremental borrowing rate is used as the discount rate. Lease payments include fixed paymentsand in-substance fixed payments, less any lease incentives receivable; variable lease payments that are basedon an index or a rate; the exercise price of a purchase option if the lessee is reasonably certain to exercisethat option; payments for terminating the lease, if the lease term reflects the lessee exercising that option ofterminating; and amounts expected to be payable by the lessee under residual value guarantees. Subsequently,the interest expense on the lease liability for each period during the lease term is calculated using a constantperiodic rate of interest and is recognised in profit or loss for the current period. Variable lease payments notincluded in the measurement of lease liabilities are recognised in profit or loss for the period in which they actuallyarise.

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(2) The Company as lessee (Continued)

Short-term leaseShort-term leases refer to leases with a lease term of less than 12 months from the commencement date, exceptfor those with a purchase option.Lease payments on short-term leases are recognised in the cost of related assets or current profit or loss on astraight-line basis over the lease term.For short-term leases, the Company chooses to adopt the above simplified approach for the following types ofassets that meet the conditions of short-term lease according to the classification of leased assets.Low-value equipmentTransportation vehiclesLow-value asset lease

A low-value asset lease is a lease that the value of a single leased asset is below RMB40,000 when it is a newasset.Lease payments on low-value asset leases are recognised on a straight-line basis over the lease term, and eitherincluded in the cost of the related asset or charged to profit or loss for the current period.For a low-value asset lease, the Company chooses the above simplified approach based on the specificcircumstances of each lease.Lease modificationThe Company accounts for a lease modification as a separate lease when the modification occurs and thefollowing conditions are met: the lease modification expands the scope of lease by adding the right to useone or more of the leased assets; and the increase in consideration is equivalent to the separate price for theexpanded scope of lease adjusted for that contractual situation.Where a lease modification is not accounted for as a separate lease, at the effective date of the lease modification,the Company reallocates the consideration of the modified contract, reassesses the lease term and remeasuresthe lease liability based on the present value of the lease payments after the modification and the revised discountrate.If a lease modification results in a reduction in the scope of the lease or a shortening of the lease term, theCompany reduces the carrying amount of the right-of-use asset accordingly and includes in the profit or loss forthe period the gain or loss associated with the partial or complete termination of the lease.Where other lease modifications result in a remeasurement of the lease liability, the Company adjusts the carryingamount of the right-of-use asset accordingly.

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(3) The Company as lessor

When the Company is a lessor, a lease is classified as a finance lease whenever the terms of the lease transfersubstantially all the risks and rewards of asset ownership to the lessee. All leases other than financial leases areclassified as operating leases.Finance leasesUnder finance leases, the Company accounts for finance lease receivables at the beginning of the lease term atthe net lease investment, which is the sum of the unsecured residual value and the present value of the leasereceipts outstanding at the commencement date of the lease, discounted at the interest rate implicit in the lease.The Company as lessor calculates and recognises interest income for each period of the lease term based ona fixed periodic interest rate. Variable lease payments acquired by the Company as lessor that are not includedin the net measurement of lease investments are included in profit or loss for the period when they are actuallyincurred.Derecognition and impairment of finance lease receivables are accounted for in accordance with the requirementsunder the Accounting Standard for Business Enterprises No. 22 每 Recognition and Measurement of FinancialInstruments and the Accounting Standards for Business Enterprises No. 23 每 Transfer of Financial Assets.Operating leaseLease payments under operating leases are recognised in profit or loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term.Initial direct costs incurred in relation to operating leases are capitalised and amortised over the lease term on thesame basis as rental income and recognised in profit or loss for the current period. The variable lease paymentsobtained in relation to operating leases that are not included in the lease payments are recognised in profit or lossin the period in which they actually incurred.Lease modification

The Company accounts for a modification in an operating lease as a new lease from the effective date of themodification and the amount of lease receipts received in advance or receivable in respect of the lease prior to themodification is treated as a receipt under the new lease.The Company accounts for a modification in a finance lease as a separate lease when the change occurs andthe following conditions are met: the modification expands the scope of lease by adding the right to use oneor more of the leased assets; and the increase in consideration is equivalent to the separate price for theexpanded scope of lease adjusted for that contractual situation.Where a finance lease is modified and not accounted for as a separate lease, the Company accounts for themodified lease in the following circumstances: If the modification takes effect on the lease commencementdate, the lease will be classified as an operating lease, the Company will account for it as a new lease from theeffective date of the lease modification, and use the net lease investment before the effective date of the leasemodification; If the modification takes effect on the lease commencement date, the lease will be classified as afinance lease, and the Company will conduct accounting treatment in accordance with the Accounting Standardsfor Business Enterprises No. 22 每 Recognition and Measurement of Financial Instruments on modifying orrenegotiating contracts.

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(4) Sublease

When the Company is an intermediate lessor, the sublease is classified with reference to the right-of-use assetsarising from the head lease. If the head lease is a short-term lease for which the Company adopts a simplifiedapproach, then the Company classifies the sublease as an operating lease.

(5) Sale and leaseback

The lessee and the lessor shall assess and determine whether the transfer of assets in a sale and leasebacktransaction is a sale in accordance with the requirements of the Accounting Standard for Business Enterprises No.14 每 Revenue.Where asset transfer under the sale and leaseback transactions is a sale, the lessee shall measure the right-of-use assets created by the sale and leaseback based on the portion of carrying amount of the original assetsrelated to right of use obtained upon leaseback, and only recognise relevant profit or loss for the right transferredto the lessor. The lessor shall account for the purchase of assets in accordance with other applicable ASBEs andaccount for the lease of assets in accordance with this standard.Where asset transfer under the sale and leaseback transactions is not a sale, the lessee shall continue torecognise the transferred assets while recognising a financial liability equal to the transfer income and accountfor such liability according to the Accounting Standard for Business Enterprises No. 22 每 Recognition andMeasurement of Financial Instruments; or not to recognise the transferred assets but recognise a financial assetequal to the transfer income and account for such asset according to the Accounting Standard for BusinessEnterprises No. 22 每 Recognition and Measurement of Financial Instruments.

34. Production safety expenses

According to relevant provisions, the Company makes provisions for production safety expenses based on the revenueof the power plant in the previous year and the prescribed percentages. The specific provisions are as follows: ifthe revenue of the previous year did not exceed RMB10 million, provisions would be made at 3%; if the revenue ofthe previous year exceeded RMB10 million but did not exceed RMB100 million, provisions would be made at 1.5%;if the revenue of the previous year exceeded RMB100 million but did not exceed RMB1,000 million, provisions wouldbe made at 1%; if the revenue of the previous year exceeded RMB1,000 million but did not exceed RMB5,000million, provisions would be made at 0.8%; if the revenue of the previous year exceeded RMB5,000 million but didnot exceed RMB10,000 million, provisions would be made at 0.6%; if the revenue of the previous year exceededRMB10,000 million, provisions would be made at 0.2%.Provisions for production safety expenses are included in the cost of related products or profit or loss of the currentperiod and included in※special reserves§ correspondingly.When the provisions for production safety expenses and maintenance costs are utilised within the prescribed scope,if such production safety expenses are applied and related to revenue expenditures, specific reserve is directly offset.When fixed assets are incurred, they are included in the※construction in progress§item and transferred to fixed assetswhen the status of the assets is ready for intended use. They are then offset against specific reserve based on theamount included in fixed assets while corresponding amount is recognised in accumulated depreciation. Such fixedassets are no longer depreciated in subsequent periods.

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35. Repurchase of shares

Prior to cancellation or transfer of shares repurchased, the Company recognises all expenditures arising from sharerepurchase as cost of treasury shares in the treasury share account. Considerations and transaction fee incurred fromthe repurchase of shares shall lead to the elimination of owners*equity and does not recognise profit or loss whenshares of the Company are repurchased, transferred or cancelled.The difference between the actual amount received and the carrying amount of the treasury shares are recognised ascapital reserve when the treasury shares are transferred, if the capital reserve is not sufficient to be offset, the excessamount shall be recognised to offset surplus reserve and retained profit. When the treasury shares are cancelled,the capital shall be eliminated according to the number of shares and par value of cancelled shares, the differencebetween the actual amount received and the carrying amount of the treasury shares are recognised as capital reserve,if the capital reserve is not sufficient to be offset, the excess amount shall be recognised to offset surplus reserve andretained profit.

36. Restricted shares

If the Company grants the restricted shares to incentive participants under an equity incentive plan, the incentiveparticipants shall subscribe for the shares first. If the unlocking conditions stipulated in the equity incentive plan cannotbe fulfilled subsequently, the Company repurchase the shares at the predetermined price. If the registration and othercapital increase procedures for the restricted shares issued to employees are completed in accordance with relevantregulations, the Company recognises share capital and capital reserve (or capital premium) based on the subscriptionmoney received from the employees on the grant date; and recognises treasury shares and other payables forrepurchase obligation.

37. Critical accounting judgments and estimates

The Company gives continuous assessment on, among other things, the reasonable expectations of future events andthe critical accounting estimates and key assumptions adopted according to its historical experience and other factors.The critical accounting estimates and key assumptions that are likely to lead to significant adjustment risks of thecarrying amount of assets and liabilities for the next financial year are listed as follows:

Classification of financial assetsSignificant judgements involved in determining the classification of financial assets include the analysis of businessmodels and contractual cash flow characteristics.Factors considered by the Company in determining the business model for a group of financial assets include how theasset*s performance is evaluated and reported to key management personnel, how risks are assessed and managedand how the relevant management personnel are compensated.When the Company assesses whether the contractual cash flows of the financial assets are consistent with basiclending arrangements, the main judgements are described as below: whether the principal amount may change overthe life of the financial asset (for example, if there are repayments of principal); whether the interest includes onlyconsideration for the time value of money, credit risk, other basic lending risks and a profit margin and cost. Forexample, whether the amount repaid in advance reflects only the outstanding principal and interest thereon, as well asreasonable compensation paid for early termination of the contract.

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37. Critical accounting judgments and estimates (Continued)

Measurement of the ECLs of accounts receivableThe Company calculates the ECLs of accounts receivable using the exposure to default risk and ECL rate of accountsreceivable, and determines the ECL rate based on default probability and default loss rate. When determining the ECLrate, the Company adjusts its historical data by referring to information such as historical credit loss experience as wellas current situation and forward-looking information. When considering the forward-looking information, indicators usedby the Company include the risk of economic downturn, external market environment, technology environment andchanges in customers. The assumptions relating to the ECL calculation are monitored and reviewed by the Company ona regularly basis.Impairment of goodwillThe Company assesses the impairment of goodwill at least annually, which requires estimates on the use value of assetgroups allocated with goodwill. When estimating use value, the Company is required to estimate the future cash flowfrom such asset groups while selecting the appropriate discount rate to calculate the present value of future cash flow.Deferred income tax assetsDeferred income tax assets are recognised for all unused tax losses to the extent that it is probable that taxable profitwill be available against which the losses can be utilised. Significant management judgement is required to determinethe amount of deferred income tax assets that can be recognised, based upon the likely timing and level of futuretaxable profits together with future tax planning strategies.Share-based paymentsWhen calculating the liabilities and expenses related to the equity incentive plan, the management of the Company isrequired to make judgments and estimates on issues such as the turnover rate and vesting conditions. Differences inthe judgments and estimates will have a material effect on the financial statements.

38. Changes in significant accounting policies and accounting estimates

(1) Changes in significant accounting policies

The Company did not have any change in significant accounting policies during the year.

(2) Changes in significant accounting estimates

The Company did not have any change in significant accounting estimates during the year.

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VI. Taxation

1. Main tax types and tax rates

Tax typeTax BaseTax rateValue added tax (VAT)VAT payable (VAT payable is calculated

by multiplying taxable sales amountby the applicable tax rate less current deductible input VAT)

13/9/6Property taxRental income and property price1.2/12Urban maintenance and construction taxTurnover tax payable7Enterprise income tax (EIT)Taxable income25Disclosure of taxable entities subject to different EIT tax ratesName of taxable entityEIT tax rateShandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited15Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.15Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.15Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.15Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.15Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.15Kunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd.15Shouguang Xinyuan Coal Co., Ltd.20Shouguang Chenming Papermaking Machine Co., Ltd.20Shouguang Wei Yuan Logistics Company Limited20Shouguang Shun Da Customs Declaration Co., Ltd.20Zhanjiang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd.Exempt from EITNanchang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd.Exempt from EITChenming Arboriculture Co., Ltd.Exempt from EITYangjiang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd.Exempt from EIT

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2. Tax incentives

(1) Enterprise income tax

On 15 December 2021, the Company received a high and new technology enterprise certificate with a certificationnumber of GR202137005666. Pursuant to the requirements under the Law of the People*s Republic of China onEnterprise Income Tax and the relevant policies, the Company is subject to a corporate income tax rate of 15% oftaxable income, and is entitled to the preferential treatment from 2021 to 2023.Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, received a high and new technology enterprisecertificate with a certification number of GR202137005468 on 15 December 2021. Pursuant to the requirementsunder the Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax and the relevant policies, ShouguangMeilun is subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 15% of taxable income, and is entitled to the preferentialtreatment from 2021 to 2023.Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, received a high and new technology enterprisecertificate with a certification number of GR202222000414 on 29 November 2022. Pursuant to the requirementsunder the Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax and the relevant policies, JilinChenming is subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 15% of taxable income, and is entitled to the preferentialtreatment from 2022 to 2024.Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, received a high and new technology enterprisecertificate with a certification number of GR202236000018 on 4 November 2022. Pursuant to the requirementsunder the Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax and the relevant policies, JiangxiChenming is subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 15% of taxable income, and is entitled to the preferentialtreatment from 2022 to 2024.Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, received a high and new technologyenterprise certificate with a certification number of GR202144001212 on 20 December 2021. Pursuant to therequirements under the Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax and the relevant policies,Zhanjiang Chenming is subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 15% of taxable income, and is entitled to thepreferential treatment from 2021 to 2023.Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, received a high and new technologyenterprise certificate with a certification number of GR202042001471 on 1 December 2020. Pursuant to therequirements under the Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax and the relevant policies,Huanggang Chenming is subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 15% of taxable income, and is entitled to thepreferential treatment from 2020 to 2022.Kunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, received a high and new technologyenterprise certificate with a certification number of GR202032004526 on 2 December 2020. Pursuant to therequirements under the Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax and the relevant policies,Kunshan Tuoan is subject to an enterprise income tax rate of 15% of taxable income, and is entitled to thepreferential treatment from 2020 to 2022.Pursuant to the requirements of Rule 27(1) of Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax andRule 86(1) of regulations for the Implementation of Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise IncomeTax, Zhanjiang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd., Yangjiang Chenming Arboriculture DevelopmentCo., Ltd., Nanchang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd. and Chenming Arboriculture Co., Ltd., whichare the subsidiaries of the Company, have completed the filings for EIT reduction for exemption from EIT.

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VI. Taxation (Continued)

2. Tax incentives (Continued)

(1) Enterprise income tax (Continued)

Shouguang Xinyuan Coal Co., Ltd., Shouguang Chenming Papermaking Machine Co., Ltd., Shouguang Wei YuanLogistics Company Limited and Shouguang Shun Da Customs Declaration Co, Ltd., which are subsidiaries ofthe Company, are small and micro enterprises. Pursuant to the Announcement of the Ministry of Finance and theState Administration of Taxation on the Implementation of Preferential Income Tax Policies for Small and MicroEnterprises and Individual Industrial and Commercial Business (Cai Shui [2021] No. 12) and the Announcement ofthe Ministry of Finance and the State Administration of Taxation on Further Implementation of Preferential IncomeTax Policies for Small and Micro Enterprises (Cai Shui [2022] No. 13), the annual taxable income of a small low-profit enterprise that is less than RMB1 million shall be included in its taxable income at a reduced rate of 12.5%,with the applicable enterprise income tax rate of 20%. The annual taxable income of a small low-profit enterprisethat is more than RMB1 million but not exceeding RMB3 million shall be included in its taxable income at areduced rate of 25%, with the applicable enterprise income tax rate of 20%.Guangdong Chenming Panels Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, meets the requirements of Rule 99 of theRegulations for the Implementation of Law of the People*s Republic of China on Enterprise Income Tax (DecreeNo. 512 of the State Council of the People*s Republic of China) and the Announcement of the Ministry of Financeand the State Administration of Taxation on Improvement of the Value-added Tax Policy for the ComprehensiveUtilisation of Resources (Cai Shui [2021] No. 40): For enterprises that derive income from the products listed inthe Catalogue which are in line with related national or industry standards by making use of the resources listed inthe Catalogue as the main raw materials, taxable income will be calculated at a reduced rate of 90% of the totalrevenue. To be entitled to the above tax benefits, the ratio of the resources listed in the Catalogue and the rawmaterials used for the product shall be consistent with the required technical standards stated in the Catalogue.

(2) Value-added Tax (

※VAT§)Pursuant to Rule 10 of the Interim Regulation of the People*s Republic of China on Value Added Tax, ZhanjiangChenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd., Yangjiang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd.,Nanchang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd. and Chenming Arboriculture Co., Ltd., which aresubsidiaries of the Company, are exempt from VAT, and have completed the filings for VAT reduction forexemption from VAT.

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VII. Notes to Items of the Consolidated Financial Statements

1. Monetary funds

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceTreasury cash3,577,158.843,491,219.08Bank deposit1,839,192,335.422,155,968,930.43Other monetary funds11,912,761,370.5711,840,974,836.57Total13,755,530,864.8314,000,434,986.08 Of which: Total deposits in overseas banks334,092,239.78593,378,097.70

Total restricted amount due to mortgages, pledges or freezes11,853,449,355.4011,756,140,645.56Other explanations:

Other monetary funds of RMB8,797,013,971.15 were the guarantee deposit for the application for bankacceptance with the banks by the Company;Other monetary funds of RMB2,657,225,384.25 were the guarantee deposit for the application for letter of creditwith the banks by the Company;Other monetary funds of RMB322,500,000.00 were the guarantee deposit for the application for guarantees withthe banks by the Company; Other monetary funds of RMB76,710,000.00 were the Company*s statutory reserve deposits at the People*s Bankof China; Other monetary funds included accrued interest of RMB59,312,015.17.

2. Financial assets held for trading

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceFinancial assets measured at fair value through profit or loss50,433,870.5974,708,444.88Of which:

Investment in equity instruments50,433,870.5974,708,444.88Total50,433,870.5974,708,444.88Explanation: Financial assets held for trading were shares of China Bohai Bank subscribed by the Company.

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3. Accounts receivable

(1) Disclosure of accounts receivable by category

Unit: RMB

Category

Closing balanceOpening balanceBook balanceBad debt provision

Carrying amount

Book balanceBad debt provision

Carrying amountAmountPercentage(%)Amount

Percentage

(%)Amount

Percentage

(%)Amount

Percentage

(%)Accounts receivable assessed individually for bad debt provision221,531,626.666.49221,531,626.66100.00226,667,597.476.13226,667,597.47100.00Accounts receivable assessed collectively for bad debt provision3,193,714,088.4293.51247,560,117.317.752,946,153,971.113,473,893,247.3293.87261,632,801.367.533,212,260,445.96Of which:

Due from related party customers6,494,662.960.196,756.490.106,487,906.478,639,295.980.231,775,510.0120.556,863,785.97Due from non-related party customers1,852,451,198.8554.2449,073,801.392.651,803,377,397.462,081,296,530.2856.2452,357,160.252.522,028,939,370.03 Factoring receivables1,334,768,226.6139.08198,479,559.4314.871,136,288,667.181,383,957,421.0637.40207,500,131.1014.991,176,457,289.96Total3,415,245,715.08100.00469,091,743.9713.742,946,153,971.113,700,560,844.79100.00488,300,398.8313.203,212,260,445.96

Items assessed individually for bad debt provision:

Unit: RMB

Name

Closing balanceBook balance

Bad debts

provision

Provisionpercentage

(%)Provision reasonHengfeng Hongyuan Real Estate Holdings Co., Ltd.45,493,811.4045,493,811.40100.00Long outstandingNingxia Lingwu Baota Dagu Storage and Transportation Co., Ltd.27,600,000.0027,600,000.00100.00Long outstandingFoshan Shunde Xingchen Paper Co., Ltd.26,236,528.7026,236,528.70100.00Long outstandingZhengzhou Hongyang Paper Products Co., Ltd.14,933,432.9314,933,432.93100.00Long outstandingShandong Bisheng Printing Materials Co., Ltd.14,813,369.2714,813,369.27100.00Long outstandingHenan Yibang Technology Trading Co., Ltd.13,396,601.2213,396,601.22100.00Long outstanding90 companies including Shandong Yiming New Material Technology Corp Co., Ltd.79,057,883.1479,057,883.14100.00Long outstandingTotal221,531,626.66221,531,626.66100.00

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3. Accounts receivable (Cont

*d)

(1) Disclosure of accounts receivable by category (Cont

*d)Items assessed collectively for bad debt provision: Due from related party customers

Unit: RMBName

Closing balanceBook balance

Bad debtsprovision

Provisionpercentage (%)Within 1 year6,494,662.966,756.490.10Total6,494,662.966,756.490.10Items assessed collectively for bad debt provision: Receivables from non-related party customer

Unit: RMBName

Closing balanceBook balance

Bad debts

provision

Provisionpercentage (%)Within 1 year1,742,600,457.648,196,561.590.471 to 2 years49,846,903.418,433,176.6816.922 to 3 years2,788,682.141,217,451.7243.66Over 3 years57,215,155.6631,226,611.4054.58Total1,852,451,198.8549,073,801.392.65Items assessed collectively for bad debt provision: Factoring receivables

Unit: RMBName

Closing balanceBook balance

Bad debts

provision

Provisionpercentage (%)Within 1 year279,980,044.4615,564,778.335.561 to 2 years904,649,222.15130,814,781.1014.462 to 3 yearsOver 3 years150,138,960.0052,100,000.0034.70Total1,334,768,226.61198,479,559.4314.87

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3. Accounts receivable (Cont

*d)

(1) Disclosure of accounts receivable by category (Cont

*d)If the bad debt provision of accounts receivable is made in accordance with the general model of ECLs, pleasedisclose the information about bad debt provision with reference to the way of disclosure of other receivables:

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Disclosure by ageing

Unit: RMBAgeingClosing balanceWithin 1 year (including 1 year)2,029,075,165.061 to 2 years1,024,496,125.562 to 3 years2,788,682.14Over 3 years358,885,742.32Subtotal3,415,245,715.08Bad debts provision469,091,743.97Total2,946,153,971.11The basis used by the ageing analysis of the accounts receivable of the Company: the ageing of accountsreceivable is the length of time of the Company*s outstanding accounts receivable based on invoice date. Theclosing balance is recognised one by one from the end of the period onwards until the amounts add up to thebalance. It is also broken up by intervals of within 1 year, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years and over 5years.

(2) Provision, recovery or reversal of bad debt provision for the period

Bad debt provision for the period:

Unit: RMBCategoryOpening balance

Changes in the period

Closing balanceProvisionRecoveryor reversalWritten-offOthersBad debts provision488,300,398.8321,928,911.7113,618,485.4727,600,041.6880,960.58469,091,743.97Total488,300,398.8321,928,911.7113,618,485.4727,600,041.6880,960.58469,091,743.97Explanation: Others represent the accounts receivable with provision for bad debts transferred from the merger ofJiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd.

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3. Accounts receivable (Cont

*d)

(3) Top five accounts receivable based on closing balance of debtors

The total amount of top five accounts receivable based on closing balance of debtors for the period amountedto RMB1,128,033,226.63 in total, accounting for 33.03% of the total closing balance of accounts receivable. Theclosing balance of the corresponding bad debt provision amounted to RMB116,908,685.72 in total.

Unit: RMB

Name of entity

Closing balanceof accountsreceivable

As a percentageof the closingbalance of thetotal accountsreceivable (%)

Closing balanceof bad debtprovisionCustomer I481,810,233.3314.1140,333,075.30Customer II222,656,666.646.5224,596,930.88Customer III198,805,660.005.8227,024,669.68Customer IV121,908,333.333.5714,629,000.00Customer V102,852,333.333.0110,325,009.86Total1,128,033,226.6333.03116,908,685.72

4. Accounts receivable financing

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceBills receivable614,794,433.04924,960,384.16Total614,794,433.04924,960,384.16Changes (increase or decrease) during the period and change in fair value of accounts receivable financing Applicable ﹟ Not applicableIf the provision for impairment of accounts receivable financing is made in accordance with the general model ofECLs, please disclose the information about provision for impairment with reference to the way of disclosure of otherreceivables:

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

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5. Prepayments

(1) Presentation of prepayments according to ageing analysis

Unit: RMBAgeing

Closing balanceOpening balanceAmountPercentageAmountPercentageWithin 1 year805,903,097.6495.16%749,904,460.4595.14%1 to 2 years41,017,883.734.84%38,287,166.374.86%Total846,920,981.37100.00%788,191,626.82100.00%

(2) Top five prepayments based on closing balance of prepaid parties

The total amount of top five prepayments based on closing balance of prepaid parties for the period amounted toRMB379,724,428.05, accounting for 44.84% of the closing balance of the total prepayments.

Unit: RMB

Name of entity

Closing balanceof prepayments

As a percentageof the closingbalance of thetotal prepaymentsCustomer I131,294,630.1315.50%Customer II71,725,703.128.47%Customer III63,062,594.807.45%Customer IV60,929,500.007.19%Customer V52,712,000.006.22%Total379,724,428.0544.84%

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6. Other receivables

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceOther receivables1,645,909,354.441,717,445,443.44Total1,645,909,354.441,717,445,443.44

(1) Other receivables by nature

Unit: RMBNature

Closing bookbalance

Opening book

balanceOpen credit2,022,161,667.402,108,991,172.35Reserve and borrowings32,813,868.9726,270,269.00Guarantee deposit and deposit12,109,761.4112,230,367.80Others46,303,026.7052,332,819.95Total2,113,388,324.482,199,824,629.10

(2) Particulars of bad debt provision

Unit: RMB

Bad debts provision

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3

TotalECLs for thenext 12 months

Lifetime ECLs

(not credit-

impaired)

Lifetime ECLs

(credit-impaired)Balance as at 1 January 202373,559,281.09408,819,904.57482,379,185.66Balance as at 1 January 2023 for the period每 Transferred to stage 2每 Transferred to stage 3每 Reversed to stage 2每 Reversed to stage 1Provision for the period13,193,201.53421,349.7113,614,551.24Reversal for the period1,298,753.9427,264,570.6828,563,324.62Transfer for the periodWrite-off for the periodOther changes48,557.7648,557.76Balance as at 30 June 202385,502,286.44381,976,683.60467,478,970.04

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6. Other receivables (Cont

*d)

(2) Particulars of bad debt provision (Cont

*d)Changes in carrying book balances with significant changes in loss provision for the period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableExplanation: In 2023, the Company obtained control over Jiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd. Other changes in baddebt provision as described in the table above represent the balance of bad debt provision of such company atthe acquisition date.Disclosure by ageing

Unit: RMBAgeingClosing balanceWithin 1 year (including 1 year)496,853,852.101 to 2 years310,379,496.322 to 3 years643,164,143.67Over 3 years662,990,832.39Total2,113,388,324.48

(3) Provision, recovery or reversal of bad debt provision for the period

Bad debt provision for the period:

Unit: RMBCategory

Openingbalance

Changes in the period

Closing balanceProvisionRecoveryor reversalWrite-offOthersBad debts provision482,379,185.6613,614,551.2428,563,324.6248,557.76467,478,970.04Total482,379,185.6613,614,551.2428,563,324.6248,557.76467,478,970.04

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6. Other receivables (Cont

*d)

(4) Top five accounts receivable based on closing balance of debtors

The total amount of top five accounts receivable based on closing balance of debtors for the period amountedto RMB1,258,260,155.89 in total, accounting for 59.52% of the total closing balance of accounts receivable. Theclosing balance of the corresponding bad debt provision amounted to RMB266,924,822.62 in total.

Unit: RMB

Name of entityNatureClosing balanceAgeing

Percentageto total closingbalance of otherreceivables

Closing balanceof bad debtprovisionCustomer IConsideration for equity

transfer

472,854,783.562 to 3 years,

3 to 4 years

22.37%48,950,000.00

Customer IIConsideration for equity

transfer

453,002,316.853 to 4 years21.43%140,010,695.06Customer IIIConsideration for equity

transfer

143,940,305.631 to 2 years,

2 to 3 years

6.81%64,773,137.54

Customer IVConsideration for equity

transfer

114,840,000.00Within 1 year5.43%5,742,000.00Customer VFinancial support and

interest

73,622,749.85Within 1 year,

1 to 2 years

3.48%7,448,990.02

Total1,258,260,155.8959.52%266,924,822.62

7. Inventories

Whether the Company needs to comply with the disclosure requirements for real estate industriesNo

(1) Categories of inventories

Unit: RMB

Item

Closing balanceOpening balance

Book balance

Impairmentprovision forinventories orperformance

costsCarrying amountBook balance

Impairmentprovision forinventories orperformance

costsCarrying amountRaw materials1,894,223,179.8218,068,973.641,876,154,206.182,488,652,200.1518,096,641.642,470,555,558.51Work-in-process products133,398,598.07133,398,598.07111,248,779.69111,248,779.69Goods in stock2,163,112,731.6443,314,485.762,119,798,245.881,622,062,893.5516,737,849.961,605,325,043.59Developing costs1,156,377,072.091,156,377,072.091,138,178,959.321,138,178,959.32Consumable biological assets1,492,153,527.461,492,153,527.461,496,607,818.841,496,607,818.84Total6,839,265,109.0861,383,459.406,777,881,649.686,856,750,651.5534,834,491.606,821,916,159.95Note: Consumable biological assets are forestry assets.

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7. Inventories (Cont

*d)

(2) Impairment provision for inventories or performance costs

Unit: RMBItem

Openingbalance

Increase during the periodDecrease during the period

ClosingbalanceProvisionOthersReversal ortransferOthersRaw materials18,096,641.6427,668.0018,068,973.64Goods in stock16,737,849.9643,314,485.7616,737,849.9643,314,485.76Total34,834,491.6043,314,485.7616,765,517.9661,383,459.40Basis for recognition of net realisable value: Net realisable value of goods in stock is recognised on the basis ofthe estimated selling price, net of related taxes and selling expenses. Basis for recognition of net realisable value:

the estimated selling price of the target product, net of related taxes, selling expenses and costs to be incurreduntil completion.Reversal or transfer of impairment provision for inventories during the period was due to: Impairment provision forinventories during the period due to the purchase of raw materials for which impairment provision had been made,and the sale of inventories for which impairment provision had been made.

8. Non-current assets due within one year

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceLong-term receivables due within one year3,852,470,167.903,998,724,415.85Total3,852,470,167.903,998,724,415.85

Explanations:

Long-term receivables due within one year amounting to RMB3,736,417,788.05 (amount for the prior year: RMB3,920,915,510.01) were

financial lease receivables;Long-term receivables due within one year amounting to RMB116,052,379.85 (amount for the prior year: RMB77,808,905.84) weredeposits receivable.

9. Other current assets

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balancePrepaid expenses332,730,125.13241,313,507.50Receivables under financial lease due within one year328,065,332.45340,546,803.50Factoring receivables due within one year274,708,276.63298,446,276.63Input tax amount to be deducted90,137,290.97141,038,575.79Prepaid tax70,252,896.5392,806,690.76Other payments64,992,565.1066,655,947.44Total1,160,886,486.811,180,807,801.62

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10. Long-term receivables

Unit: RMBItem

Closing balanceOpening balanceDiscount

rate rangeBook balanceBad debts provisionCarrying amountBook balanceBad debts provisionCarrying amountFinance lease payments6,349,305,959.961,305,082,476.715,044,223,483.256,739,718,184.271,302,116,713.905,437,601,470.374%-12%Less: Unrealised financing income173,784,123.48173,784,123.48271,455,622.37271,455,622.37Equipment lease financing382,214,607.49382,214,607.49351,446,696.64351,446,696.64Less: Unrealised financing income27,622,840.1527,622,840.1532,060,345.3232,060,345.32Subtotal6,530,113,603.821,305,082,476.715,225,031,127.116,787,648,913.221,302,116,713.905,485,532,199.32Less: Long-term receivables due within one year4,910,948,881.991,058,478,714.093,852,470,167.905,075,152,713.361,076,428,297.513,998,724,415.85Total1,619,164,721.83246,603,762.621,372,560,959.211,712,496,199.86225,688,416.391,486,807,783.47Particulars of bad debt provision impairment

Unit: RMB

Bad debts provision

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3

TotalECLs for thenext 12 months

Lifetime ECLs(not credit-impaired)

Lifetime ECLs(credit-impaired)Balance as at 1 January 20233,237,410.85222,451,005.54225,688,416.39Balance as at 1 January 2023 for the period3,237,410.85222,451,005.54225,688,416.39每 Transferred to stage 2每 Transferred to stage 3每 Reversed to stage 2每 Reversed to stage 1Provision for the period21,450,269.7221,450,269.72Reversal for the period98,613.9998,613.99Transfer for the periodWrite-off for the periodOther changes-436,309.50-436,309.50Balance as at 30 June 20232,702,487.36243,901,275.26246,603,762.62

Note: Other changes represented the transfer of the bad debt provision for long-term financing lease payments due within one year from long-

term receivables to non-current assets due within one year during the period.Changes in carrying book balances with significant changes in loss provision for the period Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

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11. Long-term equity investments

Unit: RMB

Investee

Openingbalance(carryingamount)

Change for the period

Closingbalance(carryingamount)

Closingbalance ofimpairment

provisionAdditionalcontribution

Withdrawncontribution

Investmentgain or lossrecognisedunder equitymethod

Adjustmentof othercomprehensiveincomeOther changein equityinterest

Distributionof cashdividend orprofit declared

Impairment

provisionOthersI. Joint venturesShouguang Chenming Huisen

New-style ConstructionMaterials Co., Ltd.7,892,659.421,025,474.671,100,000.007,818,134.09Weifang Port Wood ChipTerminal Co., Ltd.74,848,570.73-3,915,613.0670,932,957.67Shouguang MeiteEnvironmental TechnologyCo., Ltd.8,921,843.889,656,629.5818,578,473.46Shouguang Jintou Industrial

Investment Partnership(Limited Partnership)2,359,998,661.67-803,127.312,359,195,534.36Weifang Xingxing United

Chemical Co., Ltd.91,874,385.1291,874,385.12Subtotal2,543,536,120.825,963,363.881,100,000.002,548,399,484.70II. AssociatesZhuhai Dechen New Third

Board Equity Investment

Fund Company (Limited

Partnership)36,776,710.915,000,000.0035,769.9331,812,480.84Ningbo Kaichen Huamei Equity

Investment Fund Partnership

(Limited Partnership)197,218,318.77-3,089.85197,215,228.92Nanchang Tianchen Port Co.,

Ltd.59,345,429.053,760,608.162,125,403.3060,980,633.91Goldtrust Futures Co., Ltd.178,389,182.83-177,137.24178,212,045.59Chenming (Qingdao) Asset

Management Co., Ltd.6,482,035.6927,510.926,509,546.61Guangdong Nanyue Bank

Co., Ltd.1,314,611,000.5414,327,244.012,605,105.121,331,543,349.67Subtotal1,733,477,248.7459,345,429.055,000,000.0017,970,905.932,605,105.122,125,403.301,806,273,285.54Total4,277,013,369.5659,345,429.055,000,000.0023,934,269.812,605,105.123,225,403.304,354,672,770.24

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12. Other non-current financial assets

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceInvestment in debt instruments663,000,000.00663,000,000.00Investment in equity instruments122,374,459.73123,750,761.62Total785,374,459.73786,750,761.62

13. Investment property

(1) Investment property under the cost method

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMBItem

Housing andbuilding structureTotalI. Original carrying amount

1. Opening balance7,160,214,568.837,160,214,568.83

2. Increase during the period

(1) Acquisition

3. Decrease during the period3,155,127.043,155,127.04

(1) Disposal3,155,127.043,155,127.04

4. Closing balance7,157,059,441.797,157,059,441.79II. Accumulated depreciation and accumulated amortisation

1. Opening balance903,491,455.68903,491,455.68

2. Increase during the period99,749,771.4399,749,771.43

(1) Provision or amortisation99,749,771.4399,749,771.43

3. Decrease during the period506,304.34506,304.34

(1) Disposal506,304.34506,304.34

4. Closing balance1,002,734,922.771,002,734,922.77III. Impairment provision

1. Opening balance

2. Increase during the period

(1) Provision

3. Decrease during the period

(1) Disposal

(2) Transferred due to debt restructuring

4. Closing balance

IV. Carrying amount

1. Closing carrying amount6,154,324,519.026,154,324,519.02

2. Opening carrying amount6,256,723,113.156,256,723,113.15

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13. Investment property (Cont

*d)

(1) Investment property under the cost method (Cont

*d)Note: Investment properties under the Company primarily include:

Pujiang International Finance Plaza, located at No. 1098, Dongdaming Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai, is a long-term held officeproperty of Shanghai Hongtai Real Estate Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, mainly used for external rental or office purposes;Jinan Chenming Finance Building (), located in No. 7 Zone, Hanyu Financial Business Center, No. 7000, JingshiRoad, Jinan Innovation Zone, is a long-term held office property of Shandong Chenming Investment Limited, a subsidiary of theCompany, mainly used for external rental or office purposes; Fatum Apartment (), located at No. 463, Anbo Road, No. 22, Lane 467, Anbo Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, is a long-term held apartment property of Shanghai Herui Investment Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, mainly used for external rentalpurposes;Guangzhou Zhengjia Plaza (), located at Room 3901-3926, No. 372, Huanshi East Road, Yuexiu District, Guangzhou,is a long-term held office property of Guangzhou Chenming Property Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, mainlyused for external rental purposes;Shenzhen Zhuoyue Baozhong Times Square (), located at Room 3201-3210, Building C, Zhuoyue Baozhong

Times Square (Phase 2), Xin*an Sub-district, Bao*an District, Shenzhen, is a long-term held office property of Guangzhou ChenmingProperty Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Company, mainly used for external rental purposes.Shanghai Xizang South Road shop, located at No. 518-528 Xizang South Road, Shanghai, is a long-term store held by Wuhan

Junheng Property Management Co. Ltd., a subsidiary, mainly for external rental purposes.

(2) Investment property under the fair value method

Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

14. Fixed assets

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceFixed assets32,705,962,616.9733,527,978,754.73Disposal of fixed assets269,759,940.57269,759,940.57Total32,975,722,557.5433,797,738,695.30

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14. Fixed assets (Cont

*d)

(1) Particulars of fixed assets

Unit: RMBItem

Housing andbuilding structure

Machinery andequipmentVehicles

Electronicequipmentand othersTotalI. Original carrying amount:

1. Opening balance10,286,809,124.8943,106,182,009.60288,801,665.32400,465,471.7554,082,258,271.56

2. Increase during the period157,781,537.57100,275,378.243,858,108.564,379,990.07266,295,014.44

(1) Acquisition6,680,702.7867,294,320.851,865,070.943,954,275.1479,794,369.71

(2) Transferred from construction in

progress2,816,881.4030,148,765.8732,965,647.27

(3) Increase due to business

combination148,283,953.392,832,291.521,993,037.62425,714.93153,534,997.46

3. Decrease during the period14,572,261.4014,975,053.02496,759.272,507,761.5632,551,835.25

(1) Disposal or retirement14,572,261.4014,975,053.02496,759.272,507,761.5632,551,835.25

4. Closing balance10,430,018,401.0643,191,482,334.82292,163,014.61402,337,700.2654,316,001,450.75II. Accumulated depreciation

1. Opening balance2,329,752,339.5717,561,160,193.98200,474,107.77258,849,412.2020,350,236,053.52

2. Increase during the period173,982,240.84880,608,831.8911,092,467.735,955,495.731,071,639,036.19

(1) Provision133,108,443.58879,938,525.2110,383,519.515,750,532.091,029,181,020.39

(2) Increase due to business

combination40,873,797.26670,306.68708,948.22204,963.6442,458,015.80

3. Decrease during the period5,639,596.737,890,452.65256,285.182,093,384.6815,879,719.24

(1) Disposal or retirement5,639,596.737,890,452.65256,285.182,093,384.6815,879,719.24

4. Closing balance2,498,094,983.6818,433,878,573.22211,310,290.32262,711,523.2521,405,995,370.47III. Provision for impairment

1. Opening balance27,808,852.79168,785,487.4713,889.137,435,233.92204,043,463.31

2. Increase during the period

(1) Provision

3. Decrease during the period

(1) Disposal or retirement

4. Closing balance27,808,852.79168,785,487.4713,889.137,435,233.92204,043,463.31IV. Carrying amount

1. Closing carrying amount7,904,114,564.5924,588,818,274.1380,838,835.16132,190,943.0932,705,962,616.97

2. Opening carrying amount7,929,247,932.5325,376,236,328.1588,313,668.42134,180,825.6333,527,978,754.73

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14. Fixed assets (Cont

*d)

(2) Particulars of temporarily idle fixed assets

Unit: RMBItem

Original carrying

amount

Accumulateddepreciation

Provision forimpairmentCarrying amountRemarkHousing and building structure72,585,434.3724,639,785.753,093,008.6444,852,639.98Machinery and equipment893,374,015.71563,977,620.65147,863,071.36181,533,323.70Electronic equipment and others478,399.18430,411.067,187.2740,800.85Total966,437,849.26589,047,817.46150,963,267.27226,426,764.53

(3) Particulars of fixed assets without obtaining property right certificates

Unit: RMBItemCarrying amount

Reason for not yetobtaining propertyright certificatesHousing and building structure (Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.)998,765,824.60Under applicationHousing and building structure (Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.)584,615,688.59Under applicationHousing and building structure (Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.)521,012,901.37Under applicationHousing and building structure (Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.)369,108,268.46Under applicationHousing and building structure (Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.)197,048,976.25Under applicationHousing and building structure (Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited)93,423,000.91Under application

(4) Disposal of fixed assets

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceMachinery equipment, electronic and other equipment in production workshop of Wuhan Chenming3,457,743.883,457,743.88Housing and office equipment of Wuhan Chenming management integrated office168,170,645.13168,170,645.13Generator machinery equipment of Qianneng Electric Power factory area59,225,154.9959,225,154.99Boiler room and other structures of Qianneng Electric Power factory area38,801,269.0538,801,269.05Transportation and others of Qianneng Electric Power factory area105,127.52105,127.52Total269,759,940.57269,759,940.57

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15. Construction in progress

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceConstruction in progress666,573,576.71551,020,785.44Materials for project7,851,514.557,846,094.92Total674,425,091.26558,866,880.36

(1) Particulars of construction in progress

Unit: RMBItem

Closing balanceOpening balanceBook balance

Impairment

provisionCarrying amountBook balance

Impairment

provisionCarrying amountRelocation of Wuhan 4800 papermaking machine project (Zhanjiang)359,821,563.97359,821,563.97303,942,703.51303,942,703.51Technological transformation project179,165,773.85179,165,773.85121,193,391.56121,193,391.56Integrated forestry, pulp and paper project (Huanggang Pulp & Paper)45,524,448.9045,524,448.9045,538,442.7845,538,442.78Others103,200,461.7521,138,671.7682,061,789.99101,484,919.3521,138,671.7680,346,247.59Total687,712,248.4721,138,671.76666,573,576.71572,159,457.2021,138,671.76551,020,785.44

(2) Changes in material construction in progress projects for the period

Unit: RMB

Project nameBudget

Openingbalance

Increaseduring the

period

Transferto fixed asset

during the

period

Otherdeductionsduring the

period

Closingbalance

Accumulated

investmentto budget

Construction

progress

Accumulated

capitalised

interest

Of which:

Capitalised

interestamountduring the

period

Capitalisation

rate of the

interestamount forthe period

Sourceof fundRelocation of Wuhan 4800papermaking machine project (Zhanjiang)800,000,000.00303,942,703.5155,878,860.46359,821,563.9744.98%44.98%Self-owned fundsIntegrated forestry, pulp andpaper project (Huanggang Pulp & Paper)320,000,000.0045,538,442.788,363,873.168,377,867.0445,524,448.9030.72%30.72%Self-owned fundsTotal1,120,000,000.00349,481,146.2964,242,733.628,377,867.04405,346,012.87

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15. Construction in progress (Cont

*d)

(3) Materials for project

Unit: RMBItem

Closing balanceOpening balanceBook balance

ImpairmentprovisionCarrying amountBook balance

ImpairmentprovisionCarrying amountSpecial materials7,851,514.557,851,514.557,846,094.927,846,094.92Total7,851,514.557,851,514.557,846,094.927,846,094.92

16. Bearer biological assets

(1) Bearer biological assets under the cost method

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMBItemTea treesTotalI. Original carrying amount

1. Opening balance13,697,336.8013,697,336.80

2. Increase during the period3,083,477.563,083,477.56

(1) Purchase

(2) Self-cultivation3,083,477.563,083,477.56

3. Decrease during the period

4. Closing balance16,780,814.3616,780,814.36II. Accumulated depreciation

1. Opening balance

2. Increase during the period

3. Decrease during the period

4. Closing balance

III. Impairment provision

1. Opening balance

2. Increase during the period

3. Decrease during the period

4. Closing balance

IV. Carrying amount

1. Closing carrying amount16,780,814.3616,780,814.36

2. Opening carrying amount13,697,336.8013,697,336.80

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17. Right-of-use assets

Unit: RMBItemLand use rights

Housing andbuilding structureTotalI. Original carrying amount

1. Opening balance205,820,222.415,546,607.90211,366,830.31

2. Increase during the period

3. Decrease during the period3,213,041.3112,385.323,225,426.63

(1) Transfer or held for sale3,089,188.113,089,188.11

(2) Other decreases123,853.2012,385.32136,238.52

4. Closing balance202,607,181.105,534,222.58208,141,403.68II. Accumulated depreciation

1. Opening balance28,702,609.311,049,521.7529,752,131.06

2. Increase during the period3,434,275.84137,854.173,572,130.01

(1) Provision3,434,275.84137,854.173,572,130.01

3. Decrease during the period266,938.74266,938.74

(1) Transfer or held for sale266,938.74266,938.74

4. Closing balance31,869,946.411,187,375.9233,057,322.33III. Impairment provision

1. Opening balance

2. Increase during the period

(1) Provision

3. Decrease during the period

(1) Disposal

4. Closing balance

IV. Carrying amount

1. Closing carrying amount170,737,234.694,346,846.66175,084,081.35

2. Opening carrying amount177,117,613.104,497,086.15181,614,699.25Explanation: The reason for other decreases is that the original recognised amount of right-of-use assets was tax-included, and as the invoices for leasing have been received, the input tax amount offset the original carrying amount ofthe right-of-use assets.

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18. Intangible assets

(1) Particulars of intangible assets

Unit: RMBItemLand use rightsPatents

Unpatentedtechnology

Certificates ofthird party rightTotalI. Original carrying amount

1. Opening balance2,317,286,177.5722,054,431.7327,493,613.0515,908,674.872,382,742,897.22

2. Increase during the period35,251,750.6735,251,750.67

(1) Acquisition24,205,100.0024,205,100.00

(2) Increase due to business

combination11,046,650.6711,046,650.67

3. Decrease during the period

4. Closing balance2,352,537,928.2422,054,431.7327,493,613.0515,908,674.872,417,994,647.89II. Accumulated amortisation

1. Opening balance512,384,814.2622,054,431.731,056,145.4415,908,674.87551,404,066.30

2. Increase during the period28,625,702.8557,995.8328,683,698.65

(1) Provision26,543,505.5057,995.8326,601,501.33

(2) Increase due to business

combination2,082,197.322,082,197.32

3. Decrease during the period

4. Closing balance541,010,517.0822,054,431.731,114,141.2715,908,674.87580,087,764.95III. Impairment provision

1. Opening balance

2. Increase during the period

3. Decrease during the period

4. Closing balance

IV. Carrying amount

1. Closing carrying amount1,811,527,411.1626,379,471.781,837,906,882.94

2. Opening carrying amount1,804,901,363.3126,437,467.611,831,338,830.92Explanation: For details of restricted ownership, please refer to note VII. 63;

Certificates of third party right refer to enterprise emission rights.

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19. Goodwill

(1) Original carrying amount of goodwill

Unit: RMB

Name of investee or event generating goodwillOpening balance

Increase duringthe period

Decrease during

the period

Closing balanceArising from

businesscombinationsDisposalJilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.14,314,160.6014,314,160.60Kunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd.26,946,905.3826,946,905.38Jiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd.8,273,638.428,273,638.42Total41,261,065.988,273,638.4249,534,704.40

(2) Provision for impairment of goodwill

Unit: RMBName of investee or event generating goodwillOpening balance

Increase duringthe period

Decrease duringthe period

Closing balanceProvisionDisposalJilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.14,314,160.6014,314,160.60Total14,314,160.6014,314,160.60The Company assessed the recoverable amount of goodwill and determined that the goodwill related to theCompany*s plastic business was not impaired. With the category of the principal activities as the basis fordetermining the reporting segments, the Company regarded Kunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd. andJiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd. as an asset group. The recoverable amount was determined based on the presentvalue of the estimated future cash flows.Future cash flows were determined based on the financial budget for 2023 to 2027 as approved by themanagement, and adopted 7.28% as the discount rate which was the interest rate of the 5-year bonds issued bythe Company in 2018. The cash flows for more than 5 years are calculated based on the growth rate of 5%. Otherkey assumptions used in estimating future cash flows included the estimated sales and gross profit based on theperformance of such asset group in the past and the expectation to market development by the management. Themanagement believed that any reasonable change in the above assumptions will not result in the total book valueof the asset group Kunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd. exceeding its recoverable amount.

20. Long-term prepaid expenses

Unit: RMBItem

Openingbalance

Increase during

the period

Amortisationduring the period

OtherdeductionsClosing balanceWoodland expenses7,233,827.75347,610.661,244,638.456,336,799.96Others37,229,023.7040,130.011,725,987.6835,543,166.03Total44,462,851.45387,740.672,970,626.1341,879,965.99

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21. Deferred income tax assets/deferred income tax liabilities

(1) Deferred income tax assets before offsetting

Unit: RMBItem

Closing balanceOpening balanceDeductible temporary

difference

Deferred income

tax assets

Deductible temporary

difference

Deferred incometax assetsProvision for impairment of assets2,689,226,543.47572,930,085.692,344,419,524.10549,431,097.40Unrealised profit arising from intra-group transactions1,399,629.90349,907.4847,231,691.3211,807,922.83Outstanding payables122,792,373.6118,768,839.94169,723,942.8826,380,462.69Deferred income160,218,077.6924,632,987.76193,822,821.6529,673,699.36Deductible loss5,965,548,854.64942,938,248.294,578,592,243.20716,030,918.97Debt restructuring30,831.057,707.76Special reserves19,914,734.492,650,556.7915,791,710.952,368,756.59Total8,959,100,213.801,562,270,625.957,349,612,765.151,335,700,565.60

(2) Deferred income tax liabilities before offsetting

Unit: RMBItem

Closing balanceOpening balanceTaxable temporary

differences

Deferred income

tax liabilities

Taxable temporary

differences

Deferred income

tax liabilitiesAsset valuation increment from businesscombinations involving entities not under common control56,746,069.8410,242,663.2619,104,051.044,776,012.76Debt restructuring13,621,006.123,405,251.5313,621,006.123,405,251.53Total70,367,075.9613,647,914.7932,725,057.168,181,264.29

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21. Deferred income tax assets/deferred income tax liabilities (Cont

*d)

(3) The breakdown of unrecognised deferred income tax assets

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceDeductible temporary difference61,132,211.7010,365,962.12Deductible loss680,496,027.54808,569,643.83Total741,628,239.24818,935,605.95

(4) Expiry of deductible loss of unrecognised deferred income tax assets falls in the years as follows

Unit: RMBYearClosing balanceOpening balanceRemark2023189,187,446.572024178,453,414.73178,453,991.842025237,824,072.25251,671,920.262026117,354,955.05119,959,990.04202769,296,295.1269,296,295.12202877,567,290.39Total680,496,027.54808,569,643.83

22. Other non-current assets

Unit: RMBItem

Closing balanceOpening balanceBookbalance

ImpairmentprovisionCarrying amountBook balance

ImpairmentprovisionCarrying amountPrepayments for certificates of third party right2,612,250.682,612,250.682,612,250.682,612,250.68Payments for engineering and equipment1,013,043,454.741,013,043,454.74981,293,657.32981,293,657.32Total1,015,655,705.421,015,655,705.42983,905,908.00983,905,908.00

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23. Short-term borrowings

(1) Classification of short-term borrowings

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceDiscounted borrowings14,310,500,000.0016,207,640,000.00Credit borrowings9,770,481,878.499,613,884,197.48Guaranteed borrowings9,411,256,447.639,757,184,167.65Pledged borrowings1,389,288,800.16741,339,929.89Mortgage borrowings65,000,000.0065,000,000.00Total34,946,527,126.2836,385,048,295.02Explanation of the classification of short-term borrowings:

For classification and amount of pledged borrowings and mortgage assets, please see 1. Monetary funds

and 63. Assets with restricted ownerships or right to use in Note VII.For classification and amount of mortgage borrowings and mortgage assets, please see 1. Monetary funds

and 63. Assets with restricted ownerships or right to use in Note VII.Overdue outstanding short-term borrowings: total outstanding short-term borrowings overdue as at the end

of the period amounted to RMB0.00. Short-term borrowings included accrued interest of RMB18,290,191.17.

24. Bills payable

Unit: RMBCategoryClosing balanceOpening balanceCommercial acceptance bills2,326,739,583.281,922,361,633.83Bank acceptance bills1,204,064,210.331,206,234,201.21Total3,530,803,793.613,128,595,835.04Total outstanding bills payable due as at the end of the period amounted to RMB0.00.

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25. Accounts payable

(1) Particulars of accounts payable

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balancePayment for goods3,451,530,854.533,619,549,023.04Payment for engineering183,561,582.14146,144,102.25Payment for equipment105,349,826.86100,493,461.51Others231,640,364.01248,780,180.96Total3,972,082,627.544,114,966,767.76

(2) Disclosure by ageing

Unit: RMBAgeingClosing balanceOpening balanceWithin 1 year (including 1 year)3,640,462,482.193,746,315,716.201 to 2 years91,931,628.4698,287,651.122 to 3 years32,304,508.5952,080,919.33Over 3 years207,384,008.30218,282,481.11Total3,972,082,627.544,114,966,767.76The basis used by the ageing analysis of the accounts payable of the Company: the ageing of accounts payableis the length of time of the Company*s outstanding accounts payable based on invoice date. The closing balanceis recognised one by one from the end of the period onwards until the amounts add up to the balance. It is alsobroken up by intervals of within 1 year, 1-2 years, 2-3 years, 3-4 years, 4-5 years and over 5 years.

(3) Significant accounts payable aged over 1 year

Unit: RMBItemClosing balance

Reason for outstanding

or not transferWeifang Xingxing United Chemical Co., Ltd.26,905,494.34Not due for paymentOmya Haiming (Nanchang) Chemical Co., Ltd.16,000,000.00Not due for paymentMILLTEXS.P.A13,788,818.45Not due for paymentZhejiang Jndia Pipeline Industry Co., Ltd.11,477,155.91Not due for paymentVoith Germany5,410,815.85Not due for paymentTotal73,582,284.55

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26. Receipts in advance

(1) Particulars of receipts in advance

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balancePrepaid rents and property fees12,959,619.3314,261,436.67Total12,959,619.3314,261,436.67

27. Contract liabilities

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balancePayment for goods in advance1,629,061,591.451,306,029,389.80Total1,629,061,591.451,306,029,389.80

28. Staff remuneration payables

(1) Particulars of staff remuneration payables

Unit: RMBItem

Openingbalance

Increaseduringthe period

Decreaseduringthe period

Closing

balanceI. Short-term remuneration99,353,543.41535,303,722.87545,954,477.6988,702,788.59II. Retirement benefit plan-definedcontribution scheme45,572,343.59101,013,727.12120,486,831.3526,099,239.36III. Termination benefits1,065,471.761,065,471.76IV. Other benefits due within one yearTotal144,925,887.00637,382,921.75667,506,780.80114,802,027.95

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28. Staff remuneration payables (Cont

*d)

(2) Particulars of short-term remuneration

Unit: RMBItemOpening balance

Increase during

the period

Decreaseduringthe periodClosing balance

1. Salaries, bonuses, allowance and subsidies84,374,864.77409,233,898.71422,708,539.5870,900,223.90

2. Staff welfare24,252,540.0724,252,540.07331,036.18

3. Social insurance premium4,072,690.5053,322,211.3050,963,905.106,430,996.70Of which: Medical insurance premium669,598.5548,618,545.6547,989,841.921,298,302.28

Work-related injury insurance premium2,514,203.463,825,280.092,082,524.614,256,958.94Maternity insurance premium888,888.49878,385.56891,538.57875,735.48

4. Housing provident funds7,500,937.8034,025,150.8535,678,548.445,847,540.21

5. Union funds and workers

* education463,017.479,311,206.986,993,594.832,780,629.62

6. Other short-term remuneration2,942,032.875,158,714.965,357,349.672,743,398.16Total99,353,543.41535,303,722.87545,954,477.6988,702,788.59

(3) Defined contribution plan

Unit: RMBItem

Openingbalance

Increase

duringthe period

Decrease

duringthe period

Closingbalance

1. Basic pension insurance premiums43,615,129.4297,229,819.35117,696,173.0223,148,775.75

2. Unemployment insurance premiums1,957,214.173,783,907.772,790,658.332,950,463.61

3. Enterprise annuity payment

Total45,572,343.59101,013,727.12120,486,831.3526,099,239.36

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29. Tax payables

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceValue added tax51,105,204.81128,305,607.36Property tax25,501,429.8734,531,806.76Enterprise income tax21,447,951.9551,538,384.55Stamp duty11,048,346.4012,987,679.08Land use tax8,976,877.2010,659,878.19Environmental protection tax3,898,266.333,674,817.23Resource tax3,000,000.003,500,000.00Urban maintenance and construction tax2,798,467.115,069,014.46Educational surcharges and others2,337,703.883,955,412.99Land appreciation tax2,024,028.202,024,028.20Individual income tax1,991,470.994,765,040.27Total134,129,746.74261,011,669.09

30. Other payables

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceOther payables2,059,334,576.711,854,507,978.66Interest payable15,895,930.51Total2,059,334,576.711,870,403,909.17

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30. Other payables (Cont

*d)

(1) Other payables

1) Other payables by nature

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceDeposit791,373,992.08788,792,126.26Open credit703,492,005.81490,279,690.52Accrued expenses355,747,871.50355,492,234.45The obligation to repurchase shares under the share incentive scheme129,112,395.74129,112,395.74Others79,608,311.5890,831,531.69Total2,059,334,576.711,854,507,978.66

2) Significant other payables aged over 1 year

Unit: RMBItemClosing balance

Reason for outstanding

or not transferZhanjiang Runbao Trading Co., Ltd.160,000,000.00Not due for paymentShanghai Shuilan Property Management Co., Ltd.

136,000,000.00Not due for paymentNine Dragons Dawei Holdings Co., Ltd.30,000,000.00Not due for paymentWeifang Xingxing United Chemical Co., Ltd.16,860,000.00Not due for paymentWuhan Tianrui Paper Co., Ltd.7,941,708.00Not due for paymentTotal350,801,708.00

(2) Interest payable

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceInterest on corporate bonds15,895,930.51Total15,895,930.51

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31. Non-current liabilities due within one year

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceLong-term payables due within one year2,507,044,660.932,398,150,298.72Long-term borrowings due within one year1,641,025,533.781,920,748,225.56Bonds payable due within one year350,000,000.00Lease liabilities due within one year4,606,717.584,606,717.58Total4,152,676,912.294,673,505,241.86

32. Long-term borrowings

(1) Types of long-term borrowings

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceMortgage borrowings4,262,402,572.553,118,508,092.17Credit borrowings1,362,804,500.001,405,855,117.94Guaranteed borrowings911,364,765.591,378,621,266.53Less: Long-term borrowings due within one year1,641,025,533.781,920,748,225.56Total4,895,546,304.363,982,236,251.08Explanation of the types of long-term borrowings:

For classification and amount of mortgage assets of mortgage borrowings, please see 63. Assets with

restricted ownerships or right to use in Note VII; Long-term borrowings included accrued interest of RMB14,309,265.59.

33. Bonds payable

(1) Bonds payable

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balance18 Chenming Bond 01 每 Chenming GroupTotal

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33. Bonds payable (Cont

*d)

(2) Increase/decrease in bonds payable (excluding other financial instruments such as preference shares and

Perpetual Bonds classified as financial liabilities)

Unit: RMBBond namePar value

Date ofissueTermAmountOpening balance

Issueduring the

period

Interest atpar value

Amortisationof premium/

discount

Redemption

during the

period

Closingbalance18 Chenming Bond 01 每 Chenming Group350,000,000.002018-4-25 years350,000,000.00350,000,000.0015,895,930.51365,895,930.51Subtotal350,000,000.00350,000,000.0015,895,930.51365,895,930.51Less: Bonds payable due within

one year350,000,000.00Total350,000,000.0015,895,930.51365,895,930.51

34. Lease liabilities

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceLease payments payable72,538,903.1176,929,509.38Less: Unrecognised financing expenses18,643,391.6918,726,744.34Subtotal53,895,511.4258,202,765.04Less: Lease liabilities due within one year4,606,717.584,606,717.58Total49,288,793.8453,596,047.46

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35. Long-term payables

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceLong-term payables2,840,065,362.583,160,771,126.31Total2,840,065,362.583,160,771,126.31

(1) By nature

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceFinancial leasing4,785,829,789.294,928,891,190.81China Development Bank Special Fund343,750,000.00412,500,000.00Contributions by other partners211,530,234.22211,530,234.22Retention for the financial leasing operations6,000,000.006,000,000.00Subtotal5,347,110,023.515,558,921,425.03Less: Long-term payables due within one year2,507,044,660.932,398,150,298.72Total2,840,065,362.583,160,771,126.31

36. Deferred income

Unit: RMBItemOpening balance

Increase during

the period

Decrease duringthe periodClosing balanceReasonGovernment grants1,469,230,468.4682,410,962.301,386,819,506.16Financial provisionTotal1,469,230,468.4682,410,962.301,386,819,506.16

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36. Deferred income (Cont

*d)Items in respect of government grants:

Unit: RMBLiability item

Openingbalance

New grantsduring the

period

Include inother incomefor the period

Otherchanges

Closingbalance

Asset-related/income-relatedFunding for environmental protection576,455,283.8026,522,207.20549,933,076.60Asset-related government

grantsHuanggang forestry-pulp-paper project470,994,523.0512,513,108.90458,481,414.15Asset-related government

grantsInfrastructure and environmental protection engineering

208,320,966.695,758,794.72202,562,171.97Asset-related government

grantsFinancial subsidies for technological transformation project

132,614,525.6434,821,957.4897,792,568.16Asset-related government

grantsZhanjiang forestry-pulp-paper project46,711,964.272,047,316.4644,664,647.81Asset-related government

grantsProject fund for National Key Technology Research and Development Program

958,425.0082,350.00876,075.00Asset-related government

grantsOthers33,174,780.01665,227.5432,509,552.47Asset-related government

grantsTotal1,469,230,468.4682,410,962.301,386,819,506.16

37. Share capital

Unit: RMB

Opening balance

Increase/decrease during the year (+/-)

Closing balanceNew issueBonus issueSharesconverted from

reservesOthersSubtotalTotal number of shares2,979,742,200.002,979,742,200.00

38. Other equity instruments

(1) Perpetual Bonds outstanding at the end of the period

Unit: RMBOutstanding financialinstruments

Year ofissuance

Accountingclassification

Dividend orinterest rateIssue priceIssue sizeAmount

Maturity dateor renewalstatus

Condition forconversionConversion17 Lu Chenming MTN0012017Equity

instrument

8.97%100.0010,000,000.001,000,000,000.00No defined

maturity date

NilNon-convertibleTotal10,000,000.001,000,000,000.00

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38. Other equity instruments (Continued)

(2) Changes in Perpetual Bonds outstanding at the end of the period

Unit: RMBOutstanding financialinstruments

Beginning of the periodIncrease during the periodDecrease during the periodEnd of the period

Number

CarryingamountNumber

Carrying amountNumber

CarryingamountNumber

Carryingamount17 Lu Chenming MTN00110,000,000.00996,000,000.0010,000,000.00996,000,000.00Total10,000,000.00996,000,000.0010,000,000.00996,000,000.00Changes (increase or decrease) in other equity instruments during the period, the reasons for such changes, andthe basis for relevant accounting treatment:

The Company issued medium-term notes amounting to RMB1,000 million on 12 July 2017 at a coupon rate of

6.80%. The proceeds net of issue costs amounted to RMB996.00 million.

The notes are debts without a defined maturity date and will continue indefinitely until the exercise of the rightof redemption by the Company. The interest rate of the bills is determined by the basic interest rate + the initialinterest rate + 300BP. It has the feature of capped interest rates and the capped interest rate does not exceed theaverage interest rate level of the same type of instruments in the same industry in the same period; The Companyhas the right to defer any payment of interest. The right of redemption of the notes is vested in the Company sothat it is up to the Company to decide whether to redeem or not; the priority of repayment of the principal andinterest of medium-term notes for the period is the same as other outstanding debt financing instruments of theissuers in the event of winding up, because there is low probability of bankruptcy that the Company will not beliable for contractual obligations to deliver cash or other financial assets expected.Based on the above, the notes do not contain any term giving rise to any contractual obligation to deliver cashor other financial assets to any other entity, or to exchange any financial asset or financial liability with any otherentity under potential adverse circumstances. Consequently, they are eligible to be recognised and accounted foras equity instruments and included under other equity 每 Perpetual Bonds.

39. Capital reserves

Unit: RMBItemOpening balance

Increase during

the period

Decrease during

the periodClosing balanceCapital premium (share premium)4,604,712,413.164,604,712,413.16Other capital reserves756,488,109.1327,467,521.92729,020,587.21Total5,361,200,522.2927,467,521.925,333,733,000.37Other explanations, including changes (increase or decrease) during the period and reasons for such changes:

Based on the performance in the first half of 2023, the management of the Company estimated that the performanceindicators for 2023 cannot be fulfilled, and the corresponding third batch of the 30% Restricted Shares cannot beunlocked. Accordingly, the capital reserve of RMB27,467,521.92 recognised in previous years was written off accordingto the cancellation treatment.

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40. Treasury shares

Unit: RMBItemOpening balance

Increase during

the period

Decrease during

the periodClosing balanceShare incentive128,780,100.00128,780,100.00Total128,780,100.00128,780,100.00

41. Other comprehensive income

Unit: RMB

ItemOpening balance

During the period

Closing balanceIncurredbefore incometax forthe period

Less:

Transferredfrom othercomprehensiveincome in priorperiods toprofit or lossduringthe period

Less:

Transferredfrom othercomprehensiveincome in priorperiods toretainedearnings during

the period

Less: Incometax expenses

Attributable to

parentcompanyafter tax

Attributableto minorityshareholdersafter taxI. Other comprehensive income that cannot be

reclassified to profit or loss in subsequent periodsII. Other comprehensive income that will be reclassified

to profit and loss in subsequent periods-821,940,694.57-85,733,908.54-907,674,603.11Of which: Other comprehensive income that may be

reclassified to profit or loss under the equity method-9,916,102.692,605,105.12-7,310,997.57Translation differences of financial statements

denominated in foreign currency-812,024,591.88-88,339,013.66-900,363,605.54Total other comprehensive income-821,940,694.57-85,733,908.54-907,674,603.11

42. General risk reserves

Unit: RMBItemOpening balance

Increase during

the period

Decrease during

the periodClosing balanceGeneral risk reserves79,900,268.7179,900,268.71Total79,900,268.7179,900,268.71

43. Special reserves

Unit: RMBItemOpening balance

Increase during

the period

Decrease during

the periodClosing balanceProduction safety expenses15,791,710.9513,373,517.009,250,493.4619,914,734.49Total15,791,710.9513,373,517.009,250,493.4619,914,734.49

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44. Surplus reserves

Unit: RMBItemOpening balance

Increase during

the period

Decrease duringthe periodClosing balanceStatutory surplus reserves1,212,009,109.971,212,009,109.97Total1,212,009,109.971,212,009,109.97

45. Retained profit

Unit: RMBItemThe periodThe prior periodRetained profit as at the end of the prior year before adjustment9,390,642,477.579,294,126,706.86Adjustment to opening balance of retained earnings (increase +, decrease -)Opening balance of retained profit after adjustment9,390,642,477.579,294,126,706.86Plus: Net profit for the period attributable to shareholders of the parentcompany-688,080,164.10189,290,120.82Less: Transfer of statutory surplus reserves Transfer of discretionary surplus reserves Transfer of general risk reserves3,074,350.11 Perpetual Bonds interest payable89,700,000.00Retained profit as at the end of the period8,702,562,313.479,390,642,477.57

46. Revenue and operating costs

Unit: RMBItem

Amount for the periodAmount for the prior periodRevenueCostsRevenueCostsPrincipal activities12,420,935,712.7811,377,205,194.8916,170,535,559.2413,692,044,445.11Other activities144,027,068.53119,526,467.69505,892,806.59432,503,804.40Total12,564,962,781.3111,496,731,662.5816,676,428,365.8314,124,548,249.51

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46. Revenue and operating costs (Cont

*d)Information related to revenue:

Unit: RMBCategory of contract

Machine-made

paperFinancial services

Hotel andproperty rentalsOthersTotalType of goods12,065,096,786.1490,836,358.97118,740,344.32290,289,291.8812,564,962,781.31

Including:

Machine-made paper11,300,765,054.8611,300,765,054.86 Chemical pulp240,438,232.65240,438,232.65 Processing of moulds100,217,749.88100,217,749.88 Electricity and steam120,561,393.77120,561,393.77 Construction materials106,371,211.95106,371,211.95 Paper chemicals60,607,594.9860,607,594.98 Hotel and property rentals109,744,705.55109,744,705.55 Others342,724,509.8890,836,358.978,995,638.7783,700,330.05526,256,837.67

By geographical area12,065,096,786.1490,836,358.97118,740,344.32290,289,291.8812,564,962,781.31

Including:

Mainland China8,691,224,985.3590,836,358.97118,740,344.32290,289,291.889,191,090,980.52 Other countries and regions3,373,871,800.793,373,871,800.79

By the timing of delivery12,065,096,786.1490,836,358.97118,740,344.32290,289,291.8812,564,962,781.31

Including:

Goods (at a point in time)11,932,557,803.646,317,579.78290,105,088.6212,228,980,472.04 Services (within a certain period)120,561,393.7790,836,358.97107,856,141.55319,253,894.29 Leasing income11,977,588.734,566,622.99184,203.2616,728,414.98

Information related to the transaction price allocated to residual performance obligations:

At the end of the reporting period, the amount of revenue with signed contracts but unfulfilled or uncompletedperformance obligation was RMB2, 675,475,342.05, which was expected to be recognised in 2023.

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47. Taxes and surcharges

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodProperty tax43,867,342.4841,715,466.80Stamp duty20,624,364.1924,637,949.80Land use tax17,689,934.664,547,575.80Water resource tax7,866,553.805,678,351.10Environmental protection tax6,474,664.236,793,722.79Urban maintenance and construction tax5,065,031.7217,218,814.49Educational surcharges and local education surcharge3,832,275.9511,612,306.79Water conservation funds375,223.40350,123.53Vehicle and vessel tax22,420.061,998,845.57Cultural undertaking development tax1,528,301.88Land appreciation tax27,432.00Total105,817,810.49116,108,890.55

48. Selling and distribution expenses

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodWages and surcharges50,366,970.2672,692,606.41Business hospitality expenses23,235,804.1122,786,567.81Travel expenses12,003,217.198,535,839.64Selling commissions3,387,483.926,883,405.06Rental expenses3,238,179.102,478,458.25Depreciation expenses2,820,127.765,541,590.42Office expenses1,137,272.191,108,123.52Warehouse expenses429,220.85503,789.82Others10,048,442.1617,525,382.72Total106,666,717.54138,055,763.65

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49. General and administrative expenses

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodWages and surcharges118,217,373.00113,861,878.26Depreciation expenses44,973,785.8247,710,740.44Hospitality expenses44,140,876.0138,886,989.85Welfare expenses31,454,087.1735,507,840.57Amortisation of intangible assets23,286,773.7325,828,580.24Insurance premium9,440,871.939,449,472.17Repair fees9,337,357.649,615,210.77Others47,445,099.5672,306,683.24Total328,296,224.86353,167,395.54

50. R&D expenses

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodConsumption of raw materials366,319,485.67453,243,553.84Utilities75,235,547.39105,357,973.18Wages and surcharges66,209,728.3176,633,329.10Depreciation expenses23,682,873.4023,781,607.53Insurance premium13,868,772.4815,220,882.81Welfare expenses3,443,387.624,712,671.38Housing provident funds2,384,161.812,698,047.92Other expenses1,660,871.901,866,495.17Total552,804,828.58683,514,560.93

51. Finance expenses

Unit: RMBItem

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior periodInterest expenses856,872,614.18991,475,816.56Less: capitalised interest amountInterest income94,532,686.92150,582,370.85Foreign exchange gains and losses-34,863,785.35-21,746,160.65Less: Capitalisation of foreign exchange gains and lossesBank charges and others122,050,778.14201,887,319.60Total849,526,920.051,021,034,604.66

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52. Other income

Unit: RMBSource of other income

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodGovernment grants 每 amortised deferred income included in profit or loss82,410,962.3052,355,943.37Government grants 每 directly included in profit or loss25,744,734.8996,908,668.31Total108,155,697.19149,264,611.68

53. Investment income

Unit: RMBItem

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior periodIncome from long-term equity investments accounted for using the equity method23,934,269.8126,616,556.58Investment gain on disposal of long-term equity investments6,812.52Investment income on holding financial assets held for trading and other non-current financial assets630,212.776,301,220.33Investment gain on derecognition of financial assets-67,175,214.10-56,307,959.46Gain on debt restructuring-145,995.36-754,806.87Total-42,756,726.88-24,138,176.90

54. Gain on change in fair value

Unit: RMBSource of gain on change in fair value

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior periodFinancial assets held for trading-25,565,577.25-62,122,863.58Gain on change in fair value of consumable biological assets measured at fair value5,749,779.423,309,448.09Total-19,815,797.83-58,813,415.49

55. Credit impairment loss

Unit: RMBItem

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior periodBad debt loss of accounts receivable-43,081,750.88-25,363,341.17Total-43,081,750.88-25,363,341.17

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56. Loss on impairment of assets

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodLoss on inventory impairment and loss on impairment of costs of contract performance-43,314,485.761,936,644.09Total-43,314,485.761,936,644.09

57. Asset disposal income

Unit: RMBSource of asset disposal income

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior periodGain on disposal of fixed assets (※-§ denotes loss)11,759,266.911,605,314.49Total11,759,266.911,605,314.49

58. Non-operating income

Unit: RMB

Item

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior period

Amount included inextraordinary gains

or losses for

the periodGain on damage and retirement of non-current assets433,184.7723,874.29433,184.77Fine income323,305.00215,595.32318,305.00Exempted debts12,888.0011,345.8012,888.00Others171,427.53842,613.92176,427.53Total940,805.301,093,429.33940,805.30

59. Non-operating expenses

Unit: RMB

Item

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior period

Amount included inextraordinary gains

or losses for

the periodLoss on damage and retirement of non-current assets3,074,424.635,557,464.333,074,424.63Default penalty4,626,610.27Donation5,000.00Others63,765.4313,665.0063,765.43Total3,138,190.0610,202,739.603,138,190.06

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60. Income tax expenses

(1) Particulars of income tax expenses

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodIncome tax expenses for the period22,508,021.8251,225,155.03Deferred income tax expenses-233,999,203.96-49,846,428.34Total-211,491,182.141,378,726.69

(2) Reconciliation between accounting profit and income tax expenses

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe periodTotal profit-906,132,564.80Income tax expenses calculated at statutory/applicable tax rates-135,919,884.72Effect of different tax rates applicable to subsidiaries27,248,703.09Effect of adjustments for income tax for prior periods9,207,371.67Profit and loss of joint ventures and associates accounted for using the equity method-3,590,140.47Effect of income not subject to tax-4,055,086.68Non-deductible costs, expenses and losses7,486,299.55Effect of utilisation of previously unrecognised deductible loss on deferred income tax assets-44,216,260.65Effect of current unrecognised deductible temporary difference or deductible loss arising from deferred tax income assets23,986,101.00Tax effect of R&D fee deduction (listed with※-§)-79,940,345.85Tax incentives such as equipment credits-11,697,939.08Income tax expense-211,491,182.14

61. Items on statements of cash flow

(1) Cash received relating to other operating activities

Unit: RMBItem

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior periodNet proceedings from the financial leasing business638,037,439.53125,816,344.91Interest income96,517,182.23147,503,480.13Government support fund16,978,364.2794,023,387.98Open credit and other income128,779,296.53466,613,154.78Total880,312,282.56833,956,367.80

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61. Items on statements of cash flow (Cont

*d)

(2) Cash paid relating to other operating activities

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodExpenses and open credit802,664,900.20998,576,421.97Total802,664,900.20998,576,421.97

(3) Cash received relating to other financing activities

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodEquipment sale and leaseback1,122,264,589.152,068,410,644.82Recovery of deposit for financial leasing6,000,000.0010,500,000.00Total1,128,264,589.152,078,910,644.82

(4) Cash paid relating to other financing activities

Unit: RMBItem

Amount for

the period

Amount forthe prior periodRepayment of equipment sale and leaseback1,376,861,062.23961,427,794.77Repayment of bonds350,000,000.001,078,685,100.00Increase of restricted bank deposits97,308,709.84992,161,166.63Payment for equity in China Development Bank funds68,750,000.0027,500,000.00Payment for finance lease deposits49,250,000.0051,000,000.00Purchase or repayment of short-term commercial paper and MTNs200,000,000.00Total1,942,169,772.073,310,774,061.40

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62. Supplementary information on cash flow statement

(1) Supplementary information on cash flow statement

Unit: RMBSupplementary information

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior period

1.Reconciliation of net profit as cash flows from operating activities:

Net profit-694,641,382.66274,002,500.73Plus: Provision for impairment of assets86,396,236.6423,426,697.08Depreciation of fixed assets, depletion of oil and gasassets, and depreciation of bearer biological assets andinvestment property1,128,930,791.821,138,180,403.64Depreciation of right-of-use assets3,572,130.013,916,179.79Amortisation of intangible assets26,601,501.3328,127,606.73Amortisation of long-term prepaid expenses2,970,626.132,055,896.23Loss on disposal of fixed assets, intangible assets andother long-term assets (※-§ denotes gain)-11,759,266.91-1,605,314.49Loss on retirement of fixed assets (※-§ denotes gain)2,641,239.865,533,590.04Loss on changes in fair value (※-§ denotes gain)19,815,797.8358,813,415.49Finance expenses (※-§ denotes gain)856,872,614.18991,475,816.56Investment loss (※-§ denotes gain)42,756,726.8824,138,176.90Decrease in deferred income tax assets

(※-§ denotes increase)-226,570,060.35-49,397,297.55Increase in deferred income tax liabilities

(※-§ denotes decrease)5,466,650.50-449,130.79Decrease in inventories (※-§ denotes increase)35,683,655.24-105,936,523.16Decrease in operating receivables (※-§ denotes increase)643,109,345.71-1,497,590,484.79Increase in operating payables (※-§ denotes decrease)-138,758,858.62103,572,677.04OthersNet cash flows from operating activities1,783,087,747.59998,264,209.45

2.Major investing and financing activities not involving cash

settlements:

Capital converted from debtsConvertible corporate bonds due within one yearFinance leases of fixed assets

3.Net change in cash and cash equivalents:

Closing balance of cash1,842,769,494.263,142,606,091.96Less: Opening balance of cash2,159,460,149.513,168,915,847.02Plus: Closing balance of cash equivalentsLess: Opening balance of cash equivalentsNet increase in cash and cash equivalents-316,690,655.25-26,309,755.06

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62. Supplementary information on cash flow statement (Cont

*d)

(2) Net cash of acquisition subsidiaries paid in current period

Unit: RMBAmountCash or cash equivalents paid in the current period for business combinations that occurred during the period5,400,000.00Of which:

Less: Cash and cash equivalents held by the subsidiary on the acquisition date465,248.97Of which:

Plus: Cash or cash equivalents paid in the current period for business combinations that

occurred during previous periodsOf which:

Net cash paid for acquisition of subsidiaries4,934,751.03

(3) Cash and cash equivalents composition

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceI. Cash1,842,769,494.262,159,460,149.51 Of which: Treasury cash3,577,158.843,491,219.08 Bank deposit that can be used for payment at any time1,839,192,335.422,155,968,930.43II. Cash equivalents Of which: Bond investment with maturity within 3 monthsIII. Balance of cash and cash equivalent at end of period1,842,769,494.262,159,460,149.51

63. Assets with restricted ownerships or right to use

Unit: RMBItem

Closingcarrying amountReasons for such restrictionMonetary funds11,912,761,370.57As deposits for bank acceptance bills and letters of credit,

security deposits for loans, deposit reserves, interestreceivable, etc. (Note VII. 1)Fixed assets5,380,577,035.38As collateral for bank borrowings and long-term payables

(Note VII. 14)Investment property4,754,893,839.15As collateral for bank borrowings (Note VII. 13)Intangible assets550,003,479.41As collateral for bank borrowings and long-term payables

(Note VII. 18)Accounts receivable188,497,651.34As collateral for borrowings (Note VII. 3)Total22,786,733,375.85

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64. Foreign currency items

(1) Foreign currency items

Unit: RMBItem

Closing foreigncurrency balanceExchange rate

Closing balance

in RMBMonetary fundsOf which: USD50,971,917.747.2258368,312,883.21

EUR2,777,106.447.877121,875,545.14HKD1,026,323.520.9220946,270.29GBP1,648.029.143215,068.18JPY1,197.000.050159.97Accounts receivablesOf which: USD18,584,628.347.2258134,288,807.46

EUR8,855,976.607.877169,759,413.28JPY146,734,998.000.05017,351,423.40Accounts payableOf which: USD95,242,773.807.2258688,205,234.92

EUR1,196,397.657.87719,424,143.93JPY187,909.000.05019,414.24Other receivablesOf which: USD8,727.397.225863,062.37

EUR69,241.347.8771545,420.96Other payablesOf which: USD1,377,668.717.22589,954,758.56

EUR1,488,642.257.877111,726,183.87

JPY8,800.000.0501440.88Short-term borrowingsOf which: USD12,697,585.997.225891,750,216.85

EUR382,900.007.87713,016,141.59

(2) Explanation on overseas operating entities (including major overseas operating entities), which shall disclose

their overseas principal places of business, functional currency and basis. Reasons shall be disclosed if thereis any change in the functional currency.

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

No.Name of subsidiary

Principal place ofbusiness

Place ofincorporation

Functionalcurrency1Chenming GmbHHamburg, GermanyHamburg, GermanyEUR2Chenming Paper Korea Co., Ltd.Seoul, KoreaSeoul, KoreaKRW3Chenming International Co., Ltd.Los Angeles, USALos Angeles, USAUSD4Chenming Paper Japan Co., Ltd.Tokyo, JapanTokyo, JapanJPY5Chenming Paper United States Co., Ltd.Los Angeles, USALos Angeles, USAUSD6Chenming (Overseas) LimitedHong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, ChinaUSD7Chenming (Singapore) LimitedSingaporeSingaporeUSD8Chenming (HK) LimitedHong Kong, ChinaHong Kong, ChinaUSD

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65. Government grants

(1) General information of government grants

Unit: RMBTypeAmountReporting item

Amount included inthe current profit

and lossFunding for environmental protection549,933,076.60Deferred income26,522,207.20Huanggang forestry-pulp-paper project458,481,414.15Deferred income12,513,108.90Infrastructure and environmental protectionengineering202,562,171.97Deferred income5,758,794.72Financial subsidies for technological transformation project97,792,568.16Deferred income34,821,957.48Zhanjiang forestry-pulp-paper project44,664,647.81Deferred income2,047,316.46Project Funding for National Key Technology Research and Development Program876,075.00Deferred income82,350.00Others32,509,552.47Deferred income665,227.54Subsidies for foreign trade projects10,833,800.00Other income10,833,800.00Government rewards7,220,880.00Other income7,220,880.00Immediate VAT refund3,186,241.18Other income3,186,241.18Refund of tax2,877,613.59Other income2,877,613.59Enterprise reform and development subsidies612,000.00Other income612,000.00Afforestation subsidy459,000.12Other income459,000.12Financial subsidies for technological transformation project370,000.00Other income370,000.00Funding for environmental protection72,000.00Other income72,000.00Employment expansion subsidies52,000.00Other income52,000.00Employment stabilisation subsidies9,500.00Other income9,500.00Others51,700.00Other income51,700.00Total1,412,564,241.05108,155,697.19

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VIII. Change in Scope of Consolidation

1. Business combination not under common control

(1) Business combination not under common control during the current period

Unit: RMB

Acquiree

Date ofacquiring the shareholding

Considerationfor acquiringthe shareholding

Shareholding ratio acquired

The way ofacquiring theshareholding

AcquisitiondateThe basis fordeterminingthe date ofacquisition

The income ofacquiree fromthe date ofacquisition tothe end of theperiod

The net profitof acquireefrom the dateof acquisitionto the end ofthe periodJiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd.2023.3.315,400,000.00100.00%Acquisition2023.3.31Control2,501,184.09899,011.43

(2) Cost of combination and goodwill

Unit: RMBCost of combination

Jiangxi Chenming

Port Co., Ltd.每 Cash5,400,000.00每 Fair value of non-cash assets每 Fair value of debt issued or assumed每 Fair value of equity securities issued每 Fair value of contingent consideration每 Fair value of the equity held before the acquisition date on the acquisition date每 OthersTotal cost of combination5,400,000.00Less: the interest in the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired-2,873,638.42Amount of goodwill/cost of combination being less than the interest in the fair value of the identifiable net assets acquired8,273,638.42

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1. Business combination not under common control (Cont

*d)

(3) Acquiree

*s identifiable assets or liabilities as at the acquisition date

Unit: RMBJiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd.Fair value as atthe acquisition date

Carrying amount as at the acquisition dateAssets:183,176,943.5185,831,727.82 Monetary funds465,248.97465,248.97 Accounts receivable3,537,419.243,537,419.24 Long-term equity investment59,345,429.052,450,000.00 Fixed assets111,076,981.6674,175,345.69 Intangible assets8,486,760.004,938,609.33Liabilities:186,050,581.93186,050,581.93 Borrowings Accounts payable179,009,234.83179,009,234.83 Deferred income tax liabilities6,067,468.006,067,468.00 Net assets-2,873,638.42-100,218,854.11Less: minority interest Net assets acquired-2,873,638.42-100,218,854.11

IX. Interest in Other Entities

1. Interest in subsidiaries

(1) Constitution of the Group

Name of subsidiary

Principle placeof business

Place ofincorporation

Nature ofbusiness

Type of legalperson

Shareholding

Acquisition

Issued debt

securities

Issued share

capitalDirectIndirectShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.ShouguangShouguangPaper makingFor-profit corporation62.49%Establishment00Shouguang Meichen Energy

Technology Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangElectricityFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shouguang Chenming Art Paper

Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangPaper makingFor-profit corporation75%Establishment00Shandong Chenming Paper Sales

Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangSales of paper

product

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shanghai Chenming Pulp & Paper

Sales Co., Ltd.

ShanghaiShanghaiPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shouguang Chenming Import and

Export Trade Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangTradingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jiangxi Chenming Supply Chain

Management Co., Ltd.

JiangxiJiangxiTradingFor-profit corporation70%Establishment00Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper

Co., Ltd.

ZhanjiangZhanjiangPaper makingFor-profit corporation82.67%Establishment00Zhanjiang Chenming ArboricultureDevelopment Co., Ltd.

ZhanjiangZhanjiangArboricultureFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00

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Name of subsidiary

Principle placeof business

Place ofincorporation

Nature ofbusiness

Type of legalperson

Shareholding

Acquisition

Issued debtsecurities

Issued sharecapitalDirectIndirectYangjiang Chenming ArboricultureDevelopment Co., Ltd.

YangjiangYangjiangArboricultureFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Guangdong Huirui Investment Co.,Ltd.

ZhanjiangZhanjiangInvestmentFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Hubei Changjiang Chenming

Huanggang Equity InvestmentFund Partnership (LimitedPartnership)

HuanggangHuanggangFundFor-profit corporation59.97%Establishment00Hainan Chenming Technology Co.,Ltd.

HaikouHaikouWholesale and retailFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Foshan Chenming Import andExport Trade Co., Ltd.

FoshanFoshanTradingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shanghai Herui Investment Co., Ltd.ShanghaiShanghaiBusiness servicesFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Zhanjiang Chenming Port Co., Ltd.ZhanjiangZhanjiangPort servicesFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Zhanjiang Meilun Pulp & Paper Co.,

Ltd.

ZhanjiangZhanjiangPaper makingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Guangdong Chenming Panels Co.,

Ltd.

GuangdongGuangdongPanelsFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jiangxi Chenming Tea Co., Ltd.JiangxiJiangxiTea businessFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.NanchangNanchangPaper makingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jiangxi Chenming Logistics Co., Ltd.NanchangNanchangLogisticsFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Nanchang Shengheng Trading Co.,Ltd.

NanchangNanchangTradingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Nanchang Kunheng Trading Co.,

Ltd.

NanchangNanchangTradingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Nanchang Chenming Arboriculture

Development Co., Ltd.

NanchangNanchangArboricultureFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jiangxi Chenming Port Co., Ltd.JiangxiJiangxiCargo transportationFor-profit corporation100%Acquisition00Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper

Holdings Co., Ltd.

WuhanWuhanPaper makingFor-profit corporation65.21%34.64%Establishment00Wuhan Chenming Qianneng Electric

Power Co., Ltd.

WuhanWuhanThermal powerFor-profit corporation51%Establishment00Shandong Dingkun Asset

Management Partnership (LimitedPartnership)

ShouguangShouguangBusiness servicesFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.JilinJilinPaper makingFor-profit corporation100%Acquisition00Fuyu Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.FuyuFuyuPaper makingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jilin Chenming New-style Wall

Materials Co., Ltd

JilinJilinWall materialsFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Jilin Chenming Logistics Co., Ltd.JilinJilinLogisticsFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper

Co., Ltd.

HuanggangHuanggangPulp productionFor-profit corporation70.15%29.85%Establishment00Huanggang Chenming PaperTechnology Co., Ltd.

HuanggangHuanggangPaper makingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Huanggang Chenming Port ServiceCo., Ltd.

HuanggangHuanggangPort servicesFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00

IX. Interest in other entities (Cont*d)

1. Interest in subsidiaries (Cont

*d)

(1) Constitution of the Group (Cont

*d)

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Name of subsidiary

Principle placeof business

Place ofincorporation

Nature ofbusiness

Type of legalperson

Shareholding

Acquisition

Issued debtsecuritiesIssued share

capitalDirectIndirectHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Fiber

Trading Co., Ltd.

HuanggangHuanggangTradingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Hubei Huanggang Chenming Equity

Investment Fund ManagementCo., Ltd.

HuanggangHuanggangCapital market

services

For-profit corporation60%Establishment00Shandong Chenming Group Finance

Co., Ltd.

JinanJinanFinanceFor-profit corporation80%20%Establishment00Chenming (HK) LimitedHong KongHong KongPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shandong Chenming FinancialLeasing Co., Ltd.

JinanJinanFinancial leasingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Qingdao Chenming NonghaiFinancial Leasing Co., Ltd

QingdaoQingdaoFinancial leasingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shanghai Chenming Financial

Leasing Co., Ltd.

ShanghaiShanghaiFinancial leasingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Wuhan Junheng PropertyManagement Co. Ltd.

WuhanWuhanPropertyFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Guangzhou Chenming Property

Management Co., Ltd.

GuangzhouGuangzhouPropertyFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shandong Chenming InvestmentLimited

JinanJinanInvestmentFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Beijing Chenming Financial Leasing

Co., Ltd.

BeijingBeijingFinancial leasingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shanxi Fuyin Industrial Trading Co.,

Ltd.

TaiyuanTaiyuanWholesale and retailFor-profit corporation100%Acquisition00Chongmin Culture Development

(Shanghai) Co., Ltd.

ShanghaiShanghaiLeasing and business

services

For-profit corporation100%Acquisition00Jinan Chenming Paper Sales Co.,

Ltd.

JinanJinanInvestment

management/Paper producttrading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shandong Chenming Commercial

Factoring Co., Ltd.

JinanJinanBusiness factoringFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Guangzhou Chenming Commercial

Factoring Co., Ltd.

GuangzhouGuangzhouBusiness factoringFor-profit corporation51%Establishment00Chenming GmbHGermanyGermanyPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Chenming Paper Japan Co., Ltd.JapanJapanPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Chenming International Co., Ltd.the United Statesthe United StatesPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Chenming Paper United States Co.,

Ltd.

the United Statesthe United StatesPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Chenming Paper Korea Co., Ltd.KoreaKoreaPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Chenming (Overseas) LimitedHong KongHong KongPaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Chenming (Singapore) LimitedSingaporeSingaporePaper product

trading

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Meilun (BVI) LimitedCaymanCaymanCommerceFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shanghai Chenming Industry Co.,Ltd.

ShanghaiShanghaiProperty investment

and management

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shanghai Chenyin Trading Co., Ltd.ShanghaiShanghaiTradingFor-profit corporation51%Establishment00

IX. Interest in other entities (Cont*d)

1. Interest in subsidiaries (Cont

*d)

(1) Constitution of the Group (Cont

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Name of subsidiary

Principle placeof business

Place ofincorporation

Nature ofbusiness

Type of legalperson

Shareholding

Acquisition

Issued debt

securities

Issued sharecapitalDirectIndirectShanghai Hongtai Real Estate Co.,Ltd.

ShanghaiShanghaiReal estateFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Shanghai Hongtai PropertyManagement Co., Ltd.

ShanghaiShanghaiPropertyFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Shandong Grand View Hotel Co.,Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangCateringFor-profit corporation70%Establishment00Shouguang Chenming PapermakingMachine Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangMachinery

manufacturing

For-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shouguang Hongxiang Printing andPackaging Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangPrinting and

packaging

For-profit corporation100%Acquisition00Shouguang Chenming Modern

Logistic Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangTransportationFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Shouguang Hongyi DecorativePackaging Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangPackagingFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Kunshan Tuoan Plastic ProductsCo., Ltd.

KunshanKunshanRubber and plasticFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Shouguang Xinyuan Coal Co., Ltd.ShouguangShouguangCoalFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Shouguang Wei Yuan LogisticsCompany Limited

ShouguangShouguangLogisticsFor-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Shouguang City Run Sheng Wasted

Paper Recycle Co., Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangPurchase and sale of

waste

For-profit corporation100%Merger and

acquisition

Shouguang Shun Da Customs

Declaration Co, Ltd.

ShouguangShouguangCustoms declarationFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Huanggang Chenming Arboriculture

Development Co., Ltd.

HuanggangHuanggangArboricultureFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Chenming Arboriculture Co., Ltd.WuhanWuhanArboricultureFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00Hailaer Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.HailaerHailaerPaper makingFor-profit corporation75%Establishment00Weifang Chenming Growth Driver

Replacement Equity InvestmentFund Partnership (LimitedPartnership)

WeifangWeifangFundFor-profit corporation79%Establishment00Weifang Chendu Equity Investment

Partnership (Limited Partnership)

ShouguangShouguangCapital market

services

For-profit corporation79.75%Establishment00Nanjing Chenming Culture

Communication Co., Ltd.

NanjingNanjingMarketingFor-profit corporation100%Establishment00

(2) Major non-wholly owned subsidiaries

Unit: RMB

Name of subsidiary

Minorityinterest

Gain or lossattributable tominority interestduring the period

Dividend tominority interestdeclared during

the period

Closingbalance ofminority interest

Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd.25.00%396,368.1698,249,523.36Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.37.51%12,619,413.249,419,178.082,499,723,544.78Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.17.33%-17,281,674.121,496,781,680.24

IX. Interest in other entities (Cont*d)

1. Interest in subsidiaries (Cont

*d)

(1) Constitution of the Group (Cont

*d)

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*d)

1. Interest in subsidiaries (Cont

*d)

(3) Key financial information of major non-wholly owned subsidiaries

Unit: RMB

Name of subsidiary

Closing balanceOpening balance

Current assets

Non-current

assetsTotal assetsCurrent liabilities

Non-current

liabilitiesTotal liabilitiesCurrent assets

Non-currentassetsTotal assetsCurrent liabilities

Non-current

liabilitiesTotal liabilities

Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd.758,835,938.53439,827,453.861,198,663,392.39800,665,298.985,000,000.00805,665,298.98592,821,595.68455,020,296.411,047,841,892.09656,429,271.34656,429,271.34Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.7,406,998,021.3110,248,738,927.8917,655,736,949.207,928,361,439.111,210,968,284.369,139,329,723.475,271,560,197.7410,517,781,981.2215,789,342,178.965,706,873,517.181,592,276,073.167,299,149,590.34Zhanjiang ChenmingPulp & Paper Co., Ltd.13,311,726,510.5813,133,443,755.9326,445,170,266.5115,538,216,860.301,736,060,722.9517,274,277,583.2512,177,003,083.1513,209,726,474.8125,386,729,557.9614,522,121,479.881,696,026,289.0916,218,147,768.97

Unit: RMB

Name of subsidiary

Amount for the periodAmount for the prior period

RevenueNet profit

TotalcomprehensiveincomeCash flowsfrom operating

activitiesRevenueNet profit

Total

comprehensive

incomeCash flows

from operating

activities

Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd.307,683,134.581,585,472.661,585,472.6698,313,422.22322,720,534.36-1,342,438.95-1,342,438.95133,667,925.23Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.4,453,614,876.1833,639,568.6933,639,568.69883,836,062.483,956,822,454.56114,261,960.45114,261,960.451,167,059,642.56Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.5,372,507,782.65-40,134,946.90-37,529,841.78813,258,132.165,841,511,419.81181,827,121.84181,827,121.841,308,835,701.84

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2. Interest in joint arrangements or associates

(1) Major joint ventures and associates

Name of joint venture and associate

Principle place

of business

Place ofincorporationNature of business

Shareholding

Accountingmethod forinvestment injoint venturesor associatesDirectIndirectWeifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd.WeifangWeifangPort construction50.00%Equity methodShouguang Jintou Industrial Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership)ShouguangShouguangInvestment49.57%Equity methodNingbo Kaichen Huamei Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)NingboNingboInvestment management40.00%Equity methodZhuhai Dechen New Third Board EquityInvestment Fund Company (Limited Partnership)ZhuhaiZhuhaiInvestment management50.00%Equity methodGoldtrust Futures Co., Ltd.ChangshaChangshaFutures35.43%Equity methodGuangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.GuangdongGuangdongBanking6.76%Equity method

(2) Key financial information of major joint ventures

Unit: RMBWeifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd.

Closing balance/

amount forthe period

Opening balance/

&amount for the

prior periodCurrent assets13,917,909.5027,197,876.06Of which: Cash and cash equivalents5,343,639.644,280,737.42Non-current assets480,210,142.19489,392,605.54Total assets494,128,051.69516,590,481.60Current liabilities29,483,896.6724,865,100.48Non-current liabilities338,050,969.91357,300,969.89Total liabilities367,534,866.58382,166,070.37Minority interestEquity interest attributable to shareholders of the parent company126,593,185.11134,424,411.23Share of net assets based on shareholding63,296,592.5667,212,205.62Adjustments每 Goodwill每 Unrealised profit arising from intra-group transactions每 Others7,636,365.127,636,365.12Carrying amount of equity investment in joint ventures70,932,957.6774,848,570.73Fair value of equity investment in joint ventures where publicly quoted prices existRevenue26,129,240.4331,433,562.91Finance expenses9,778,624.5410,778,949.56Income tax expensesNet profit-8,041,206.50-6,013,863.17Net profit from discontinued operationsOther comprehensive incomeTotal comprehensive income-8,041,206.50-6,013,863.17Dividends received from joint ventures during the year

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2. Interest in joint arrangements or associates (Cont

*d)

(2) Key financial information of major joint ventures (Cont

*d)

Shouguang Jintou Industrial Investment Partnership(Limited Partnership)

Closing balance/amount forthe period

Opening balance/amount forthe prior periodCurrent assets1,366,378,092.221,373,114,822.27Of which: Cash and cash equivalents98,092.2298,300.08Non-current assets992,000,000.00992,000,000.00Total assets2,358,378,092.222,365,114,822.27Current liabilities1,000.001,000.00Non-current liabilitiesTotal liabilities1,000.001,000.00Minority interestEquity interest attributable to shareholders of the parent company2,358,377,092.222,365,113,822.27Share of net assets based on shareholding1,169,033,374.351,172,372,731.02Adjustments每 Goodwill每 Unrealised profit arising from intra-group transactions每 Others1,190,162,160.011,187,625,930.65Carrying amount of equity investment in joint ventures2,359,195,534.362,359,998,661.67Fair value of equity investment in joint ventures where publicly quoted prices existRevenueFinance expenses1,620,207.86Income tax expensesNet profit-1,620,207.86Net profit from discontinued operationsOther comprehensive incomeTotal comprehensive incomeDividends received from joint ventures during the year

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2. Interest in joint arrangements or associates (Cont

*d)

(3) Key financial information of major associates

Unit: RMBNingbo Kaichen Huamei Equity Investment Fund Partnership(Limited Partnership)

Closing balance/amount forthe period

Opening balance/amount forthe prior periodCurrent assets4,322,919.994,330,644.90Non-current assets189,276,814.94189,276,814.94Total assets193,599,734.93193,607,459.84Current liabilities149,740.00149,740.00Non-current liabilitiesTotal liabilities149,740.00149,740.00Minority interestEquity interest attributable to shareholders of the parent company193,449,994.93193,457,719.84Share of net assets based on shareholding77,376,902.7777,379,992.61Adjustments每 Goodwill每 Unrealised profit arising from intra-group transactions每 Others119,838,326.15119,838,326.16Carrying amount of equity investment in associates197,215,228.92197,218,318.77Fair value of equity investment in associates where publicly quoted prices existRevenueNet profit-7,724.91-8,044.64Net profit from discontinued operationsOther comprehensive incomeTotal comprehensive income-7,724.91-8,044.64Dividends received from associates during the year

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2. Interest in joint arrangements or associates (Cont

*d)

(3) Key financial information of major associates (Cont

*d)Zhuhai Dechen New Third Board Equity Investment Fund Company(Limited Partnership)

Closing balance/amount forthe period

Opening balance/

amount forthe prior periodCurrent assets32,423,116.8242,352,069.89Non-current assets31,213,708.0031,213,708.00Total assets63,636,824.8273,565,777.89Current liabilities5,500.005,000.00Non-current liabilitiesTotal liabilities5,500.005,000.00Minority interestEquity interest attributable to shareholders of the parent company63,631,324.8273,560,777.89Share of net assets based on shareholding31,812,480.8436,776,710.91Adjustments每 Goodwill每 Unrealised profit arising from intra-group transactions每 OthersCarrying amount of equity investment in associates31,812,480.8436,776,710.91Fair value of equity investment in associates where publicly quoted prices existRevenueNet profit71,546.93-4,006,504.95Net profit from discontinued operationsOther comprehensive incomeTotal comprehensive income71,546.93-4,006,504.95Dividends received from associates during the year

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2. Interest in joint arrangements or associates (Cont

*d)

(3) Key financial information of major associates (Cont

*d)Goldtrust Futures Co., Ltd.

Closing balance/amount forthe period

Opening balance/amount forthe prior periodCurrent assets821,662,429.67577,035,187.04Non-current assets480,166,319.83297,668,426.77Total assets1,301,828,749.50874,703,613.81Current liabilities1,082,672,661.98665,847,237.87Non-current liabilities42,878,877.7933,761,891.27Total liabilities1,125,551,539.77699,609,129.14Minority interestEquity interest attributable to shareholders of the parent company176,277,209.73175,094,484.67Share of net assets based on shareholding62,455,015.4162,035,975.92Adjustments每 Goodwill104,073,292.25104,073,292.25每 Unrealised profit arising from intra-group transactions每 Others11,683,737.9312,279,914.66Carrying amount of equity investment in associates178,212,045.59178,389,182.83Fair value of equity investment in associates where publicly quoted prices existRevenue29,661,817.3827,108,619.25Net profit-2,222,578.59-7,109,291.31Net profit from discontinued operationsOther comprehensive incomeTotal comprehensive income-2,222,578.59-7,109,291.31Dividends received from associates during the year

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2. Interest in joint arrangements or associates (Cont

*d)

(3) Key financial information of major associates (Cont

*d)Guangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.

Closing balance/

amount forthe period

Opening balance/amount forthe prior periodCurrent assets170,787,680,642.25153,109,778,598.66Non-current assets82,849,851,268.1374,753,438,649.12Total assets253,637,531,910.38227,863,217,247.78Current liabilities207,280,787,023.03181,929,537,932.08Non-current liabilities26,578,782,100.0926,407,317,751.35Total liabilities233,859,569,123.12208,336,855,683.43Minority interest65,996,100.7565,058,817.68Equity interest attributable to shareholders of the parent company19,711,966,686.5119,461,302,746.67Share of net assets based on shareholding1,331,543,349.671,314,611,000.54Adjustments每 Goodwill每 Unrealised profit arising from intra-group transactions每 OthersCarrying amount of equity investment in associates1,331,543,349.671,314,611,000.54Fair value of equity investment in associates where publicly quoted prices existRevenue1,048,426,151.951,372,177,865.46Net profit222,221,106.76365,449,485.74Net profit from discontinued operationsOther comprehensive income38,565,582.8870,787,018.40Total comprehensive income260,786,689.64436,236,504.14Dividends received from associates during the year

(4) Summary financial information of non-major joint ventures and associates

Unit: RMBClosing balance/

amount forthe period

Opening balance/

amount forthe prior periodJoint ventures:

Total carrying amount of investment118,270,992.67108,688,888.42Total amount of the following items based on shareholding每 Net profit10,682,104.25-3,056,784.45每 Other comprehensive income每 Total comprehensive income10,682,104.25-3,056,784.45Associates:

Total carrying amount of investment67,490,180.526,482,035.69Total amount of the following items based on shareholding每 Net profit3,788,119.08-168,899.05每 Other comprehensive income每 Total comprehensive income3,788,119.08-168,899.05

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X. Risk Relating to Financial Instruments

Main financial instruments of the Group include monetary funds, accounts receivable, accounts receivable financing, otherreceivables, non-current assets due within one year, other current assets, long-term receivables, bills payable, accountspayable, other payables, short-term borrowings, non-current liabilities due within one year, long-term borrowings, bondspayable, lease liabilities and long-term payables. Details of financial instruments refer to related notes. The risks associatedwith these financial instruments and the risk management policies adopted by the Company to mitigate these risks aredescribed below. The management of the Company manages and monitors these exposures to ensure that the above risksare controlled in a limited extent.

1. Risk management goals and policies

The Company aims to seek the appropriate balance between the risks and benefits in order to mitigate the adverseeffects on the Company*s financial performance from financial risk. Based on such objectives, the Company*s riskmanagement policies are established to identify and analyse the risks faced by the Company, to set appropriate risklimits and devise corresponding internal control procedures, and to monitor risks faced by the Company. Such riskmanagement policies and internal control systems are reviewed regularly to adapt to changes in market conditions andthe Company*s activities. The internal audit department of the Company undertakes both regular and ad-hoc reviews ofrisk management controls and procedures.Risks associated with the financial instrument of the Company mainly include credit risk, liquidity risk, market risk(including exchange rate risk, interest rate risk and commodity price risk).The board of directors is responsible to plan and establish the Company*s risk management structure, make riskmanagement policies and related guidelines, and supervise the implementation of risk management. The Company hasalready made risk management risks to identify and analyse risks that the Company face. These policies mentionedspecific risks, covering market, credit risk and liquidity risk etc. The Company regularly assesses market environmentand the operation of the Company changes to determine if to make alteration to risk management policy and systems.The Company*s risk management is implemented by Risk Management Committee according to the approval of theboard of directors. The Risk Management Committee works closely with other business department of the Company toidentify, evaluating and avoiding certain risks. The Company*s internal audit department will audit the risk managementcontrol and procedures regularly and report the result to audit committee of the Company.The Company spreads risks through diverse investment and business lines, and through making risk managementpolicy to reduce risks of single industry, specific area and counterpart.

(1) Credit risk

Credit risk refers to risk associated with the default of contract obligation of a transaction counterparty resulting infinancial losses to the Company.The Company manages credit risk based category. Credit risks mainly arose from bank deposit, bills receivable,accounts receivable, other receivables and long-term receivables etc.The Company*s bank deposit mainly deposits in state-owned banks and other large and medium-sized listedbanks. The Company anticipated that the bank deposit does not have significant credit risk.

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1. Risk management goals and policies (Cont

*d)

(1) Credit risk (Cont

*d)For accounts receivables, other receivables and long-term receivables, the Company set related policies to controlexposure of credit risks. The Company evaluates client*s credit quality and set related credit period based on theclient*s financial status, credit records and other factors such as current market situation etc. The Company keepsmonitor the client*s credit record and for client with deteriorate credit records, the Company will ensure the creditrisk is under control in whole by means of written notice of payment collection, shorten or cancel credit period.The Company*s debtor spread over different industry and area. The Company continued to assess the creditevaluation to receivables and purchase credit guarantee insurance if necessary.The biggest credit risk exposure of the Company is the carrying amount of each financial asset in the balancesheet. The Company did not provide financial guarantee which resulted in credit risks.The amount of top 5 accounts receivable of the Company accounted for 33.03% (2022: 30.43%) of theCompany*s total accounts receivables. The amount of top 5 other receivable of the Company accounted for

59.52% (2022: 64.05%) of the Company

*s total other receivables.

(2) Liquidity risk

Liquidity risk refers to the risks that the Company will not be able to meet its obligations associated with itsfinancial liabilities that are settled by delivering cash or other financial assets.To manage the liquidity risk, the Company monitors and maintains a level of cash and cash equivalents to financethe Company*s operations and mitigate the effects of fluctuations in cash flows. The management of the Companymonitors the usage of bank borrowings and ensures compliance with the borrowing agreements. In the meantime,we obtain commitments from major financial institutions to provide sufficient standby funds to meet short-termand long-term funding needs.Operating cash of the Company was generated from capital and bank and other borrowings. As at 30 June 2023,the Company*s unused bank loan credit was RMB43,059.3568 million (31 December 2022: RMB42,790.5456million).

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1. Risk management goals and policies (Cont

*d)

(2) Liquidity risk (Cont

*d)

As at the end of the period, the financial assets, financial liabilities and off balance sheet guarantee held by theCompany are analysed by their maturity date as below at their remaining undiscounted contractual cash flows (inRMB*0,000):

Item

Closing balanceWithin 1

year

1 to 2years

2 to 5years

over 5yearsTotalFinancial assets:

Monetary funds1,375,553.091,375,553.09Accounts receivable341,524.57341,524.57Accounts receivable financing61,479.4461,479.44Other receivables211,338.83211,338.83Long-term receivables30,774.14134,798.60165,572.74Other current assets116,088.65116,088.65Non-current assets due within one year395,340.31395,340.31Total financial assets2,501,324.8930,774.14134,798.602,666,897.63Financial liabilities:

Short-term borrowings3,494,652.713,494,652.71Bills payable353,080.38353,080.38Accounts payable397,208.26397,208.26Other payables205,933.46205,933.46Non-current liabilities due within one year435,000.57435,000.57Long-term borrowings95,041.95258,081.07136,431.61489,554.63Lease liabilities446.641,418.274,928.316,793.22Long-term payables157,089.7094,238.3548,653.02299,981.07Total financial liabilities and contingent liabilities4,885,875.38252,578.29353,737.69190,012.945,682,204.30

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1. Risk management goals and policies (Cont

*d)

(2) Liquidity risk (Cont

*d)As at the end of the prior year, the financial assets, financial liabilities and off-balance sheet guarantee held by theCompany are analysed by their maturity date as below at their remaining undiscounted contractual cash flows (inRMB*0,000):

Item

Closing balance of the prior yearWithin 1 year1 to 2 years2 to 5 yearsOver 5 yearsTotalFinancial assets:

Monetary funds1,400,043.501,400,043.50Accounts receivable370,056.08370,056.08Accounts receivable financing92,496.0492,496.04Other receivables219,982.47219,982.47Long-term receivables139,749.8534,634.23174,384.08Other current assets79,590.3979,590.39Non-current assets due within one year492,071.00492,071.00Total financial assets2,654,239.48139,749.8534,634.232,828,623.56Financial liabilities:

Short-term borrowings3,638,504.833,638,504.83Bills payable312,859.58312,859.58Accounts payable411,496.68411,496.68Other payables185,450.80185,450.80Non-current liabilities due within one year487,609.74487,609.74Long-term borrowings102,329.00181,247.82114,646.81398,223.63Lease liabilities408.731,338.555,485.007,232.28Long-term payables169,345.00105,959.8759,653.02334,957.89Total financial liabilities and contingent liabilities5,035,921.63272,082.73288,546.24179,784.835,776,335.43The financial liabilities disclosed above are based on cash flows that are not discounted and may differ from thecarrying amount of the line items of the balance sheet.Maximum guarantee amount for signed guarantee contracts does not represent the amount to be paid.

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1. Risk management goals and policies (Cont

*d)

(3) Market risk

Market risk includes interest rate risk and currency risk, refers to the risk that the fair value or future cash flow of afinancial instrument will be fluctuated due to the changes in market price.

Interest rate riskInterest rate risk refers to the risk that the fair value or future cash flow of a financial instrument will be fluctuateddue to the floating rate. Interest rate risk arises from recognised interest-bearing financial instrument andunrecognised financial instrument (e.g. loan commitments).The Company*s interest rate risk arises from long-term interest-bearing liabilities including long-term borrowingand bonds payable. Financial liabilities issued at floating rate expose the Company to cash flow interest raterisk. Financial liabilities issued at fixed rate expose the Company to fair value interest rate risk. The Companydetermines the relative proportions of its fixed rate and floating rate contracts depending on the prevailing marketconditions and to maintain an appropriate combination of financial instruments at fixed rate and floating ratethrough regular reviews and monitors.The Company continuously monitors the interest rate position of the Company. The Company did not enterinto any interest rate hedging arrangements. But the management is responsible to monitor the risks of interestrate and consider to hedge significant interest risk if necessary. Increase in interest rates will increase the costof new borrowing and the interest expenses with respect to the Company*s outstanding floating rate interest-bearing borrowings, and therefore could have a material adverse effect on the Company*s financial result. Themanagement will make adjustments with reference to the latest market conditions. These adjustments mayinclude enter into interest swap agreement to mitigate its exposure to the interest rate risk.Interest bearing financial instrument held by the Company are as follows (in RMB*0,000):

Item

Balance for

the period

Balance forthe prior periodFinancial instrument with fixed interest rateFinancial liabilitiesOf which: Short-term borrowings3,494,652.713,638,504.83

Long-term borrowings489,554.63398,223.63Long-term borrowings due within one year164,102.55192,074.82Bonds payable due within one year35,000.00Total4,148,309.894,263,803.28Financial instrument with floating interest rateFinancial assetsOf which: Monetary funds183,919.23215,596.89Total183,919.23215,596.89

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1. Risk management goals and policies (Cont

*d)

(3) Market risk (Cont

*d)Interest rate risk(Cont*d)As at 30 June 2023, if the interest rates of borrowings at floating interest rates increase or decrease by 25 basispoints with all other factors remain unchanged, the Company*s net profit and shareholders*equity will increase ordecrease by RMB103,707,700 (31 December 2022: RMB105,720,100).The financial instruments held by the Company at the reporting date expose the Company to fair value interestrate risk. This sensitivity analysis as above has been determined assuming that the change in interest rates hadoccurred at the reporting date and arisen from the recalculation of the above financial instrument issued at newinterest rates. The non-derivative tools issued at floating interest rate held by the Company at the reporting dateexpose the Company to cash flow interest rate risk. The effect to the net profit and shareholder*s equity illustratedin the sensitivity analysis as above is arisen from the effect to the annual estimate amount of interest expenses orrevenue at the floating interest rate. The analysis is performed on the same basis for prior year.Exchange rate riskExchange risk refers to the risk that the fair value or future cash flows of a financial instrument will be fluctuateddue to the changes in foreign currency rates. Foreign currency risk arises on financial instruments that aredenominated in a currency other than the functional currency in which they are measured.The principal business of the Company is situated within the PRC and is denominated in RMB. However, foreignexchange risks still exist for the assets and liabilities in foreign currencies and future foreign currency transactionsas recognised by the Company (assets and liabilities in foreign currencies and foreign currency transactions aremainly denominated in US dollar, Japanese yen, South Korean Won, Euro, Hong Kong dollar and British pound).The following table details the financial assets and liabilities held by the Company which denominated in foreigncurrencies and amounted to RMB as at 30 June 2023 are as follows (in RMB*0,000):

Item

Liabilities denominated in foreign currencyAsset denominated in foreign currency

Closingbalance

Closing balanceof the prior yearClosing balance

Closing balanceof the prior yearUSD78,991.02130,604.7050,266.4888,289.61EUR2,416.6520,033.379,218.0414,744.91HKD94.63100.71JPY735.15768.90GBP1.511.37Total81,407.67150,638.0760,315.81103,905.5The Group continuously monitors the size of the Group*s foreign currency transactions and foreign currencyassets and liabilities to minimise the foreign exchange risks it faces, and for this reason the Group may aim toavoid foreign exchange risk by signing forward foreign exchange contracts or currency swap contracts.

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1. Risk management goals and policies (Cont

*d)

(3) Market risk (Cont

*d)Exchange rate risk(Cont*d)With other variables unchanged, the after-tax effect of the possible reasonable changes in the exchange rate offoreign currency to RMB on the current profit and loss of the Company is as follows (in RMB*0,000):

Increase (decrease) in after-tax profitsBalance for the periodBalance for the prior periodIncrease in exchange rate of USD5%-1,436.235%-2,115.75Decrease in exchange rate of USD-5%1,436.23-5%2,115.75Increase in exchange rate of EUR5%-340.075%-264.42Decrease in exchange rate of EUR-5%340.07-5%264.42Other price risks

Other price risks refer to the risk of fluctuations caused by changes in market prices other than exchange raterisks and interest rate risks, whether arising from factors related to a single financial instrument or its issuer, orfrom factors related to all similar financial instruments traded on the market. Other price risks can stem fromchanges in commodity prices, stock market indexes, equity instrument prices, and other risk variables.Listed equity instrument investments held by the Company classified as financial assets held for trading, othernon-current financial assets and other equity instrument investments are measured at fair value on the balancesheet date. Therefore, the Company is subject to the risk of changes in the securities market.The Company monitors closely the impact of price changes on the price risk of the Company*s investment inequity securities. The Company has not taken any measures to avoid other price risks. However, the managementis responsible for monitoring other price risks, and will consider holding multiple equity securities portfolios toreduce the price risk of equity securities investment when necessary.With other variables unchanged, the after-tax effect of the change of -32.49% (last year: -32.63%) in equitysecurities investment prices on the Company*s current profit and loss and other comprehensive income is asfollows (unit: RMB*0,000):

Item

Increase (decrease) in

after-tax profits

Increase (decrease) in othercomprehensive incomeBalance for

the period

Balance forthe prior period

Balance for

the period

Balance forthe prior periodDue to the rise in the price of equity securities

investmentDue to the decline in the price of equity securities

investment-2,427.46-3,617.77

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2. Capital management

The objective of the Company*s capital risk management is to safeguard the Company*s ability to continue as a goingconcern in order to provide returns for shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders and to maintain an optimalcapital structure to reduce the cost of capital.In order to maintain or adjust the capital structure, the Company may adjust its financing methods, adjust the numberof dividends paid to shareholders, return capital to shareholders, issue new shares or disposes assets to reduce itsliabilities.The Company monitors capital on the basis of the gearing ratio. This ratio is calculated as net liabilities divided by totalcapital. As at 30 June 2023, the Company*s gearing ratio is 72.28% (31 December 2022: 71.85%).

XI. Fair Value DisclosureBased on the inputs of the lowest level that are of great significance to the measurement as a whole in the fair valuemeasurement, the fair value can be categorised as:

Level 1: Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.Level 2: Observable inputs other than the quoted market price of assets or liabilities in Level 1, either directly (the prices) orindirectly (derived from prices).Level 3: Any input that is not based on observable market data (unobservable inputs) is used for assets or liabilities.

1. Fair value of assets and liabilities measured at fair value as at the end of the period

Unit: RMBItem

Fair value as at the end of the periodLevel 1 fair value

measurement

Level 2 fair value

measurement

Level 3 fair value

measurementTotalI.Continuous measurement of fair value

(I) Financial assets held for trading50,433,870.5950,433,870.59

(1) Equity instrument investments50,433,870.5950,433,870.59(II) Accounts receivable financing614,794,433.04614,794,433.04(III) Other non-current financial assets785,374,459.73785,374,459.73(IV) Biological assets1,492,153,527.461,492,153,527.46

1. Consumable biological assets1,492,153,527.461,492,153,527.46Total assets continuously measured at fair value50,433,870.592,892,322,420.232,942,756,290.82In the current year, there were no transfers between Level 1 and Level 2 or transfers into or out of Level 3 for the fairvalue measurements of the Company*s financial assets and financial liabilities.

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2. Quantitative information about significant unobservable inputs used in the level 3 fair value

measurement that are significant

Unit: RMBItem

Fair value as atthe end ofthe period

ValuationtechniquesUnobservable inputsRangeEquity instrument investments:

Shandong Hongqiao Venture

Capital Co., Ltd.

77,860,000.00Cost methodConsumable biological assets:

Forestry1,492,153,527.46Replacement cost

method

Cost per mu for the first year of EucalyptusCost per mu for the first year of Pines

854.36

(RMB/tonne)

627.52

(RMB/tonne)Roll back method of market price

Unit price per tonne of Eucalyptus woodUnit price per tonne of wet pineUnit price per tonne of Chinese fir

575.00

(RMB/tonne)

572.00

(RMB/tonne)

695.00

(RMB/tonne)

XII. Related Parties and Related Party Transactions

1. Parent company of the Company

Name of parent company

Place ofincorporationBusiness nature

Registered

capital(RMB*0,000)

Shareholdingof the parent

company inthe Company

Voting rightof the parent

company inthe CompanyChenming Holdings Co., Ltd.ShouguangInvestment in manufacture of

paper, electricity, steam, andarboriculture

123,878.7727.57%27.57%

The ultimate controller of the Company is Shouguang State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Office.

2. Subsidiaries of the Company

For details of the Company*s subsidiaries, please refer to Note IX. 1.

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3. Joint ventures and associates of the Company

For details of material joint ventures and associates of the Company, please refer to Note IX. 2.Balance of related party transaction between the Company and its joint ventures or associates during the period or priorperiods are as follows:

Name of joint ventures or associatesRelationShouguang Chenming Huisen New-style Construction Materials Co., Ltd.A joint venture of the CompanyWeifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd.A joint venture of the CompanyShouguang Meite Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.A joint venture of the CompanyWeifang Xingxing United Chemical Co., Ltd.A joint venture of the CompanyChenming (Qingdao) Asset Management Co., Ltd.An associate of the CompanyGuangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.An associate of the CompanyLide Technology Co., Ltd.An associate of the CompanyOther explanation: The former name of Weifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd. was Weifang Sime Darby West PortCo., Ltd.

4. Other related parties

Name of other related partiesRelationShouguang Huixin Construction Materials Co., Ltd.A subsidiary of a company invested by the Directors

and Senior Management of the CompanyChen Hongguo, Hu Changqing, Li Xingchun, Li Feng, LiChuanxuan, Yuan Xikun, Li Xueqin, Li Zhenzhong, Li Weixian, Dong Lianming, etc.

Key management personnel of the Company

5. Related party transactions

(1) Purchase and sales of goods and rendering and receiving services

Table on purchase of goods/receiving of services

Unit: RMB

Related party

Details of relatedparty transaction

Amount for

the period

Transaction

facilityapproved

Whether the

transaction

facility isexceeded

Amount for the

prior periodWeifang Port WoodChip Terminal Co., Ltd.Port miscellaneous expenses20,317,747.45N/AN/A32,355,133.76

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5. Related party transactions (Cont

*d)

(1) Purchase and sales of goods and rendering and receiving services (Cont

*d)Table on sales of goods/providing of services

Unit: RMBRelated party

Details of relatedparty transaction

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodShouguang Chenming Huisen New-style Construction Materials Co., Ltd.Sales of electricity and steam7,876,218.228,581,891.97Shouguang Huixin Construction Materials Co., Ltd.Sales of cement, coal, oil, etc.55,815.9726,377.86

(2) Related party leasing

The Company as lessor:

Unit: RMBName of lesseeType of leased asset

Lease incomerecognised forthe current period

Lease incomerecognised forthe previous periodShouguang Meite Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.Investment property733,944.95733,944.95Chenming (Qingdao) Asset Management Co., Ltd.Housing and building structure431,707.46337,346.26Lide Technology Co., Ltd.Housing and building structure949,010.43872,208.34

(3) Related party guarantee

The Company as guarantor

Unit: RMB

Party being guaranteed

Amountunder guarantee

Commencement

date ofguarantee

Expiry dateof guarantee

Whetherperformanceof guaranteeis completedHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.30,000,000.002022-9-202023-9-20NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-3-302024-3-30NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.30,000,000.002022-9-202023-9-19NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-3-302024-3-29NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.20,100,000.002022-9-202023-9-20NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002023-3-302023-9-28NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.186,000,000.002023-3-292023-9-28NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.39,600,000.002023-4-62023-10-6NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002023-5-312023-11-30NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.56,400,000.002023-6-292023-12-29No

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Amountunder guarantee

Commencement

date ofguarantee

Expiry dateof guarantee

Whetherperformanceof guaranteeis completedHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.30,000,000.002023-2-102023-8-10NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002023-3-162023-8-16NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.50,050,000.002023-5-252023-11-25NoHainan Chenming Technology Co., Ltd.19,950,000.002023-5-302023-11-30NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.90,000,000.002023-4-272024/4/26NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002023-5-232024/5/22NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.30,000,000.002022-7-272023/7/26NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.45,000,000.002022-8-192023/8/18NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.200,000,000.002022-8-242023/8/23NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.200,000,000.002022-12-232023/12/22NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002023-1-32023/12/22NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002022-8-172023/8/17NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002022-9-272023/9/26NoHuanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002022-10-132023/10/13NoJilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.8,000,000.002023-5-312023-11-27NoJilin Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.18,000,000.002023-6-272024-5-10NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002022-8-102023-8-7NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002022-8-302023-8-28NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002023-1-192024-1-18NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002022-9-92023-9-4NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.30,000,000.002023-1-122023-7-9NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002023-1-122023-7-9NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.94,000,000.002023-3-182023-9-13NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.99,450,000.002023-3-182023-9-13NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.800,000.002023-3-152023-9-15NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.12,100,000.002023-3-222023-9-18NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.13,867,900.002023-2-162023-8-16NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.3,016,141.592023-3-102023-9-4NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.31,000,000.002023-3-312024-9-30NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.2,000,000.002023-4-122023-10-12NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.70,000,000.002023-4-202024-4-19NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.1,000,000.002023-5-42023-11-4NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.33,000,000.002023-5-92024-9-30NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.160,000,000.002023-5-242024-5-22NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.60,000,000.002023-5-252024-5-22NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.1,400,000.002023-6-82023-12-8NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.1,650,000.002023-6-92023-9-9NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002023-6-122024-6-7NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.30,000,000.002023-6-132024-6-11NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.80,000,000.002023-6-162024-6-15No

XII. Related Parties and Related Party Transactions (Cont*d)

5. Related party transactions (Cont

*d)

(3) Related party guarantee (Cont

*d)

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Amountunder guarantee

Commencement

date ofguarantee

Expiry dateof guarantee

Whetherperformanceof guaranteeis completedJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-6-192024-5-22NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.250,000,000.002023-6-192024-6-13NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.14,002,000.002023-6-192023-12-15NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002023-6-202024-6-17NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002023-6-212024-6-17NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.17,924,293.142023-6-252024-6-20NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.2,550,000.002023-6-272024-9-30NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002023-6-292024-6-24NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.250,000,000.002023-6-302024-6-28NoJiangxi Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.80,000,000.002022-7-12024-7-1NoShouguang Chenming Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.149,995,461.942023-6-272023-12-25NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.150,000,000.002022-8-192023-8-22NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002022-9-162023-9-19NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.80,000,000.002022-9-162023-9-19NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.165,854,444.582022-10-92023-10-8NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.379,780,113.162022-10-92023-10-8NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.160,000,000.002022-12-232023-12-18NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.260,000,000.002022-12-232023-12-18NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-1-52024-1-2NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-1-122024-1-8NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.290,525,401.172023-2-132023-8-11NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.330,033,668.832023-4-62024-4-8NoShandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.129,933,410.352023-4-62024-4-8NoShanghai Chenming Pulp & Paper Sales Co., Ltd.5,000,000.002022-10-262023-10-25NoShanghai Chenming Pulp & Paper Sales Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-2-232023-8-23NoShanghai Chenming Pulp & Paper Sales Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002023-5-292024-5-25NoShanghai Chenming Pulp & Paper Sales Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002023-2-132026-2-12NoKunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002023/2/272023/8/26NoKunshan Tuoan Plastic Products Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002023/2/272024/2/26NoChenming (HK) Limited77,298,616.852023-5-182023-11-14NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.364,394,014.752023-6-192024-6-19NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.88,180,874.402023-6-272024-6-27NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.44,000,000.002022-7-312023-7-30NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.205,308,929.422023-1-112023-7-10NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.38,551,963.362023-2-82023-8-7NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.10,000,000.002023-2-282024-2-27NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.190,200,798.222023-6-192023-12-15NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.34,000,000.002023-4-282023-7-27No

XII. Related Parties and Related Party Transactions (Cont*d)

5. Related party transactions (Cont

*d)

(3) Related party guarantee (Cont

*d)

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Party being guaranteed

Amountunder guarantee

Commencement

date ofguarantee

Expiry dateof guarantee

Whetherperformanceof guaranteeis completedShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.285,000,000.002023-6-292023/12/26NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.125,573,440.232023-1-292023-7-31NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.100,164,057.082022-7-292023-7-24NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.20,000,000.002022-8-312023-8-31NoShouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.200,000,000.002023-4-252024-4-24NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002022-8-92023-8-8NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002022-8-122023-8-11NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002022-8-172023-8-16NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.67,000,000.002022-8-182023-8-17NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.59,000,000.002022-8-192023-8-18NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002022-9-142023-9-13NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002022-10-92023-10-8NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.57,500,000.002022-10-182023-10-17NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002022-11-162023-11-15NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002022-11-292023-11-28NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.47,382,000.002022-12-212023-12-8NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.200,000,000.002023-1-122023-8-8NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.65,000,000.002023-1-182023-7-17NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.21,000,000.002023-1-162024-1-15NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-1-182023-7-17NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.15,000,000.002023-1-202024-1-19NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.14,000,000.002023-1-302024-1-29NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.200,000,000.002023-2-152023-8-14NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.125,000,000.002023-2-232024-3-20NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.80,000,000.002023-2-232024-3-20NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-3-232024-3-21NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.45,000,000.002023-3-282023-9-22NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-3-292023-9-29NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.4,000,000.002023-4-32024-4-2NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.200,000,000.002023-4-252023-10-20NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.68,000,000.002023-4-242024-4-20NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.120,000,000.002023-4-212024-4-19NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-5-62023-10-25NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.74,500,000.002023-5-252024-5-24NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.99,600,000.002023-5-302023-11-27NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-5-92023-11-9NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.40,000,000.002023-6-92023-12-8NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.220,000,000.002023-6-82024-5-26NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.65,000,000.002023-6-212023-12-18No

XII. Related Parties and Related Party Transactions (Cont*d)

5. Related party transactions (Cont

*d)

(3) Related party guarantee (Cont

*d)

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Amountunder guarantee

Commencement

date ofguarantee

Expiry dateof guarantee

Whetherperformanceof guaranteeis completedZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002023-6-252024-6-24NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.81,200,000.002023-6-192024-6-19NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.70,000,000.002023-6-212024-6-20NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.77,450,000.002020-10-162023-10-15NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.112,450,000.002020-11-112023-11-10NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.98,000,000.002020-12-102023-12-9NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.98,000,000.002021-1-52024-1-4NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.140,000,000.002021-12-232023-12-23NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.90,000,000.002022-6-172025-6-16NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.90,000,000.002022-6-172025-6-16NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.90,000,000.002022-5-312024-5-30NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.50,000,000.002022-1-262023-12-22NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.47,000,000.002022-10-252024-10-19NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.137,133,300.002022-6-292025-6-29NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.93,000,000.002023-3-312026-3-29NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.100,000,000.002023-6-202026-6-20NoZhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.180,000,000.002023-6-22026-6-20NoWeifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd.105,200,000.002017-12-202027-12-20NoTotal11,701,070,829.07

(4) Related party lending and borrowing

Unit: RMBRelated party

Borrowingamount

Commencement

dateExpiry dateDescriptionBorrowingChenming Holdings Co., Ltd.40,000,000.002023-1-12023-6-30Controlling

shareholder Guangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.842,600,000.002023-1-12023-6-30Associate

XII. Related Parties and Related Party Transactions (Cont*d)

5. Related party transactions (Cont

*d)

(3) Related party guarantee (Cont

*d)

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6. Related party accounts receivable and accounts payable

(1) Receivables

Unit: RMBItemRelated party

Closing balanceOpening balanceBook balanceBad debts provisionBook balanceBad debts provisionAccounts receivableShouguang Chenming Huisen

New-style Construction Materials Co., Ltd.

6,467,589.176,692.831,856,833.501,392.06Accounts receivableShouguang Huixin Construction

Materials Co., Ltd.

27,073.7963.66Other receivablesWeifang Port Wood Chip Terminal

Co., Ltd.

73,622,749.857,448,990.0271,722,249.853,755,227.15Accounts receivableShouguang Meite Environmental

Technology Co., Ltd.

6,782,462.481,774,117.95Payments in advanceShouguang Meite Environmental

Technology Co., Ltd.

6,370,726.99Other receivablesShouguang Meite Environmental

Technology Co., Ltd.

16,799,133.873,286,036.6918,291,242.681,779,523.20Other receivablesXuchang Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.327,400.006,791.28327,400.006,791.28

(2) Payable

Unit: RMBItemRelated party

Closing bookbalance

Opening bookbalanceAccounts payableWeifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd.7,367,747.4519,479,518.82Accounts payableShouguang Meite Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.8,382,468.95Accounts payableWeifang Xingxing United Chemical Co., Ltd.26,905,494.3426,905,494.34Other payablesWeifang Xingxing United Chemical Co., Ltd.16,860,000.0016,860,000.00Other payablesLide Technology Co., Ltd.559,897.05508,619.46Other payablesChenming (Qingdao) Asset Management Co., Ltd.115,583.42116,656.55Receipts in advanceChenming (Qingdao) Asset Management Co., Ltd.2,000.00Contract liabilitiesShouguang Huixin Construction Materials Co., Ltd.20,000.00

(3) Deposits with related parties

Unit: RMBItemRelated party

Closing book

balance

Opening book

balanceBank depositGuangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.50,022,794.1510,069,515.51Other monetary fundsGuangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.1,027,400,000.00927,400,000.00

(4) Loans from related parties

Unit: RMBItemRelated party

Closing book

balance

Opening book

balanceShort-term borrowingsGuangdong Nanyue Bank Co., Ltd.2,059,100,000.001,909,100,000.00

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XIII. Share-based Payment

1. General information of share-based payment

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMBTotal equity instruments of the Company granted during the period0Total exercised equity instruments of the Company during the period0Total lapsed equity instruments of the Company during the period22,645,800.00Range of exercise prices and contractual remaining period for share options issued by the Company at the end of the period

See explanation

for detailsOther explanation: On 29 May 2020, the Resolution on the Matters Relating to Adjustments to the 2020 RestrictedA Share Incentive Scheme of the Company and the Resolution in Relation to the Grant of Restricted Shares to theParticipants were considered and approved at the tenth extraordinary meeting of ninth session of the Board and thefifth extraordinary meeting of the ninth session of the Supervisory Committee of the Company, by which 79.60 millionrestricted shares were granted. The grant date was 29 May 2020, and the fair value of the restricted shares was theex-rights price of the shares on the grant date. The Restricted Shares to be granted under the Incentive Scheme were※granted once and unlocked in batches§. For the period commencing from the first trading day after expiry of the24-month period from the date on which the registration of the grant of the Restricted Shares is completed and endingon the last trading day of the 36-month period from the date on which the registration of the grant of the RestrictedShares is completed, 40% of the Restricted Shares will be unlocked; for the period commencing from the first tradingday after expiry of the 36-month period from the date on which the registration of the grant of the Restricted Sharesis completed and ending on the last trading day of the 48-month period from the date on which the registration of thegrant of the Restricted Shares is completed, 30% of the Restricted Shares will be unlocked; for the period commencingfrom the first trading day after expiry of the 48-month period from the date on which the registration of the grant ofthe Restricted Shares is completed and ending on the last trading day of the 60-month period from the date on whichthe registration of the grant of the Restricted Shares is completed, 30% of the Restricted Shares will be unlocked.Meanwhile, during the three accounting years from 2021 to 2023, the Restricted Shares granted under the IncentiveScheme shall be subject to annual performance appraisal for unlocking (for details of specific performance evaluationconditions, please refer to the announcement of the Company). The Company estimated that the performance indicatorsfor 2023 cannot be fulfilled, and the corresponding third batch of the 30% Restricted Shares cannot be unlocked. Inaddition, 49,652,000 shares lapsed due to the resignation of some Senior Management members.

2. Equity-settled share-based payment

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMBThe method of determining the fair value of equity instrument on the grant date

Ex-right price of

grant of shareBasis for determining the quantity of exercisable equity instruments

See explanation

for detailsReasons for significant difference between the current estimate and previous estimateNilAccumulated amount of equity-settled share-based payment included in the capital reserve58,698,080.00Total amount of equity-settled share-based payment recognised in the current period-27,467,521.92Other explanation: At each balance sheet date during the vesting period, the Company, based on the latest informationsuch as the latest update on the change in the number of entitled employees, will make best estimates to adjust theexpected number of equity instruments that can be vested. As at the exercise date, the final estimated number ofexercisable equity instruments should equal the actual number of exercisable equity instruments.

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XIV. Undertaking and Contingency

1. Significant commitments

Significant commitments as at the balance sheet date

Unit: RMBCapital commitments contracted for but not yetnecessary to be recognised on the balance sheetClosing balanceOpening balanceCommitments in relation to acquisition and construction of long-term assets394,868,914.72184,833,000.27

2. Contingency

As at 30 June 2023, the Company had no contingent items such as outstanding litigation and external guarantees thatshould be disclosed.

XV. Post-balance Sheet Event

1. On 11 May 2023, Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited published the Announcement on the Exercise of the

Redemption Option of the 2017 First Tranche of Medium-term Notes and the Announcement on the Redemption of the2017 First Tranche of Medium-term Notes on Shanghai Clearing House (www.shclearing.com) and Chinamoney (www.chinamoney.com.cn). The Company intended to redeem※17 Lu Chenming MTN001§in full. The date of principal andinterest payment was 12 July 2023, and the amount of principal and interest payment was RMB1,089.7 million. On 12July 2023, the Company completed the payment of the principal and interest of※17 Lu Chenming MTN001§(bond code:

101779001), with a total of RMB1,089.7 million in principal and interest paid.

2. On 17 July 2023, Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited convened the ninth extraordinary meeting of the tenth

session of the Board and the fifth extraordinary meeting of the tenth session of the Supervisory Committee, at which,the Resolution on Failing to Fulfil the Unlocking Conditions for the Second Unlocking Period under the 2020 Restricted AShare Incentive Scheme and Repurchase and Cancellation of Certain Restricted Shares was considered and approved.The resolution allowed the repurchase and cancellation of 22,929,000 restricted A shares of the participants that havebeen granted but not yet unlocked, including 22,593,000 restricted shares granted to 98 participants for the secondunlocking period, and 336,000 restricted shares granted to five departed staff for the third unlocking period. All therelated Directors and related Supervisors have abstained from voting. The changes in the share capital structure of theCompany after the repurchase and cancellation are as follows:

Nature of shares

Before the changeChangeAfter the changeNumber (shares)PercentageNumber (shares)Number (shares)PercentageRestricted shares59,507,5872.00%-22,929,00036,578,5871.24%Non-restricted shares2,920,234,61398.00%2,920,234,61398.76%Total number of shares2,979,742,200100.00%-22,929,0002,956,813,200100.00%

XVI. Other Material Matters

1. Segment information

(1) Basis for determination and accounting policies

According to the Company*s internal organisational structure, management requirements and internal reportingsystem, the Company*s operating business is divided into 4 reporting segments. These report segments aredetermined based on the financial information required by the company*s daily internal management. Themanagement of the Group regularly evaluates the operating results of these reporting segments to determine theallocation of resources to them and evaluate their performance.

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1. Segment information (Cont

*d)

(1) Basis for determination and accounting policies (Cont

*d)

The Company*s reporting segments include:

(1) Machine-made paper and pulp segment, which is responsible for production and sales of machine-made

paper and pulp;

(2) Financial services segment, which provides financial services;

(3) Hotels and property rentals segment, which engages in property leasing;

(4) Other segments, which is responsible for the above segments otherwise.

Segment report information is disclosed in accordance with the accounting policies and measurement standardsadopted by each segment when reporting to management. These accounting policies and measurement basis areconsistent with the accounting policies and measurement basis used in preparing the financial statements.

(2) Financial information of reporting segment

Unit: RMBItem

Machine-madepaper and pulpFinancial services

Hotels andproperty rentalsOthersEliminationTotalRevenue39,476,912,657.97177,268,060.87131,290,586.44572,304,835.4327,792,813,359.4012,564,962,781.31Of which: revenue from external transactions12,065,096,786.1490,836,358.97118,740,344.32290,289,291.88每12,564,962,781.31Revenue from inter-segment transactions27,411,815,871.8386,431,701.9012,550,242.12282,015,543.5527,792,813,359.40每Of which: Revenue from principal activities31,384,239,458.66177,173,721.2560,933,019.69413,380,818.9319,614,791,305.7512,420,935,712.78Operating costs38,520,939,069.72126,482,676.2668,582,448.16542,328,134.8327,761,600,666.3911,496,731,662.58Of which: Costs of principal activities30,859,129,272.33126,482,676.2637,016,668.91393,758,731.5520,039,182,154.1611,377,205,194.89Operating expenses91,452,287.47145,808.0611,116,898.903,953,215.771,492.66106,666,717.54Of which: Salaries45,098,380.6772,901.733,574,025.741,621,662.12每50,366,970.26Depreciation expenses924,400.19每1,889,865.395,862.18每2,820,127.76Office expenses1,128,584.76每6,629.232,058.20每1,137,272.19Travel expenses11,756,448.3712,886.331,223.13232,659.36每12,003,217.19Selling commissions790,986.61每2,425,469.11171,028.20每3,387,483.92Rental expenses3,195,914.93每每42,264.17每3,238,179.10Hospitality expenses22,702,904.4960,020.008,206.24466,166.041,492.6623,235,804.11Warehouse expenses93,953.41每每335,267.44每429,220.85Others5,760,714.04每3,211,480.061,076,248.06每10,048,442.16Operating profit/(loss)-623,546,726.5539,091,841.23-61,163,817.1556,633,428.35314,949,905.92-903,935,180.04Total cost of construction inprogress incurred during the period146,009,004.57每每2,509,433.97每148,518,438.54Fixed assets acquired in the current period79,181,364.03每157,609.55455,396.13每79,794,369.71Intangible assets acquired during the period24,205,100.00每每每每24,205,100.00Total assets152,006,775,904.4522,919,601,699.028,438,207,685.8810,515,826,833.53111,227,551,366.3082,652,860,756.58Total liabilities107,344,765,983.535,073,124,221.753,855,939,230.823,905,173,097.8460,441,256,630.3159,737,745,903.63Basis of accounting: The transfer prices between the Company*s segments are based on market prices.

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XVII. Major Item Notes of the Parent Company*s Financial Statements

1. Accounts receivable

(1) Disclosure of accounts receivable by category

Unit: RMB

Category

Closing balanceOpening balanceBook balanceBad debts provision

Carrying amount

Book balanceBad debts provision

Carrying amountAmountPercentage(%)Amount

Provisionpercentage(%)Amount

Percentage(%)Amount

Provisionpercentage

(%)Accounts receivable assessed individually for bad debt provisionAccounts receivable assessed collectively for bad debt provision2,524,824,903.83100.004,565,784.220.182,520,259,119.61139,392,924.13100.004,637,396.403.33134,755,527.73Of which:

Due from related party customers2,512,278,523.2699.506,658.130.002,512,271,865.13101,246,295.7472.63101,246,295.74Due from non-related party customers12,546,380.570.504,559,126.0936.347,987,254.4838,146,628.3927.374,637,396.4012.1633,509,231.99Total2,524,824,903.83100.004,565,784.220.182,520,259,119.61139,392,924.13100.004,637,396.403.33134,755,527.73

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1. Accounts receivable (Cont

*d)

(1) Disclosure of accounts receivable by category (Cont

*d)Items assessed collectively for bad debt provision: Due from related party customers

Unit: RMBName

Closing balanceBook balance

Bad debts

provision

Provisionpercentage (%)Within 1 year2,512,278,523.266,658.130.00Total2,512,278,523.266,658.130.00Items assessed collectively for bad debt provision: Receivables from non-related party customer

Unit: RMBName

Closing balanceBook balance

Bad debts

provision

Provisionpercentage (%)Within 1 year8,043,559.4056,304.920.701 to 2 years2 to 3 yearsOver 3 years4,502,821.174,502,821.17100.00Total12,546,380.574,559,126.0936.34

Disclosure by ageing

Unit: RMBAgeingClosing balanceWithin 1 year (including 1 year)2,520,322,082.661 to 2 years2 to 3 yearsOver 3 years4,502,821.17Subtotal2,524,824,903.83Less: Bad debt provision4,565,784.22Total2,520,259,119.61

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1. Accounts receivable (Cont

*d)

(2) Provision, recovery or reversal of bad debt provision for the period

Bad debt provision for the period:

Unit: RMBCategory

Openingbalance

Changes in the period

Closing

balanceProvisionRecoveryor reversalWrite-offOthersBad debt provision4,637,396.4071,612.184,565,784.22Total4,637,396.4071,612.184,565,784.22

(3) Top five accounts receivable based on closing balance of debtors

The total amount of top five accounts receivable based on closing balance of debtors for the period amountedto RMB2,511,327,361.34 in total, accounting for 99.47% of the total closing balance of accounts receivable. Theclosing balance of the corresponding bad debt provision amounted to RMB0.00 in total.

Unit: RMB

Name of entity

Closing balance

of accounts

receivable

Percentage to

total closing

balance of

accountsreceivable

Closing balance

of bad debt

provisionCustomer I1,417,896,807.6256.16Customer II1,000,000,000.0039.61Customer III72,800,000.002.88Customer IV10,630,553.720.42Customer V10,000,000.000.40Total2,511,327,361.3499.47

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2. Other receivables

Unit: RMBItemClosing balanceOpening balanceOther receivables8,352,806,067.279,337,019,470.13Total8,352,806,067.279,337,019,470.13

(1) Other receivables by nature

Unit: RMBNature

Closing book

balance

Opening book

balanceOpen credit8,415,914,078.759,391,199,670.38Reserve and borrowings20,758,876.6015,112,113.60Guarantee deposit and deposit730,500.00850,000.00Others4,908,983.5713,027,863.16Total8,442,312,438.929,420,189,647.14

(2) Particulars of bad debt provision

Unit: RMB

Bad debts provision

Stage 1Stage 2Stage 3

TotalECLs for thenext 12 months

Lifetime ECLs

(not credit-

impaired)

Lifetime ECLs

(credit-impaired)Balance as at 1 January 202334,208,745.7348,961,431.2883,170,177.01Balance as at 1 January 2023 for the period每 Transferred to stage 2每 Transferred to stage 3每 Reversed to stage 2每 Reversed to stage 1Provision for the period5,914,844.93421,349.716,336,194.64Reversal for the periodTransfer for the periodWrite-off for the periodOther changesBalance as at 30 June 202340,123,590.6649,382,780.9989,506,371.65

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2. Other receivables (Cont

*d)

(2) Particulars of bad debt provision (Cont

*d)Changes in carrying book balances with significant changes in loss provision for the period Applicable ﹟ Not applicableDisclosure by ageing

Unit: RMBAgeingClosing balanceWithin 1 year (including 1 year)8,290,851,749.531 to 2 years68,570,416.652 to 3 years3,547,424.94Over 3 years79,342,847.80Total8,442,312,438.92

(3) Provision, recovery or reversal of bad debt provision for the period

Bad debt provision for the period:

Unit: RMBCategory

Openingbalance

Changes in the period

Closing balanceProvisionRecoveryor reversalWrite-offOthersOther receivables83,170,177.016,336,194.6489,506,371.65Total83,170,177.016,336,194.6489,506,371.65

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2. Other receivables (Cont

*d)

(4) Top five accounts receivable based on closing balance of debtors

The total amount of top five other receivables based on closing balance of debtors for the period amountedto RMB4,443,181,018.88 in total, accounting for 52.64% of the total closing balance of other receivables. Theclosing balance of the corresponding bad debt provision amounted to RMB0.00 in total.

Unit: RMB

Name of entityNatureClosing balanceAgeing

Percentageto total closingbalance of otherreceivables

Closing balanceof bad debtprovisionCustomer IOpen credit1,277,000,000.00Within 1 year15.13%Customer IIOpen credit1,047,280,075.00Within 1 year12.41%Customer IIIOpen credit921,800,000.00Within 1 year10.92%Customer IVOpen credit709,692,418.87Within 1 year8.41%Customer VOpen credit487,408,525.01Within 1 year5.77%Total4,443,181,018.8852.64%

3. Long-term equity investments

Unit: RMBItem

Closing balanceOpening balanceBook balance

Impairment

provisionBook valueBook balance

Impairment

provisionBook valueInvestment in subsidiaries18,571,694,740.8118,571,694,740.8118,502,944,740.8118,502,944,740.81Investment in associates and joint ventures320,282,894.095,994,545.96314,288,348.13329,212,841.485,994,545.96323,218,295.52Total18,891,977,634.905,994,545.9618,885,983,088.9418,832,157,582.295,994,545.9618,826,163,036.33

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3. Long-term equity investments (Cont

*d)

(1) Investment in subsidiaries

Unit: RMB

Investee

Openingbalance(Book value)

Change for the periodClosing

balance(book value)

Closingbalance ofimpairmentprovisionAdditionalcontribution

Withdrawncontribution

ImpairmentprovisionOthersChenming Paper Korea Co., Ltd.6,143,400.006,143,400.00Chenming GmbH4,083,235.004,083,235.00Hailaer Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.12,000,000.0012,000,000.00Huanggang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.2,350,000,000.002,350,000,000.00Huanggang Chenming Arboriculture Development Co., Ltd.70,000,000.0070,000,000.00Jinan Chenming Investment and Management Co., Ltd.100,000,000.00100,000,000.00Wuhan Chenming Hanyang Paper Holdings Co., Ltd.264,493,210.21264,493,210.21Shandong Grand View Hotel Co., Ltd.80,500,000.0080,500,000.00Zhanjiang Chenming Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd.5,137,500,000.0068,750,000.005,206,250,000.00Shouguang Chenming Modern Logistic Co., Ltd.10,000,000.0010,000,000.00Shouguang Chenming Art Paper Co., Ltd.113,616,063.80113,616,063.80Shouguang Meilun Paper Co., Ltd.4,449,441,979.314,449,441,979.31Shouguang Shun Da Customs Declaration Co, Ltd.1,500,000.001,500,000.00Shandong Chenming Paper Sales Co., Ltd.762,641,208.20762,641,208.20Shouguang Chenming Import and Export Trade Co., Ltd.250,000,000.00250,000,000.00Shouguang Chenming Papermaking Machine Co., Ltd.2,000,000.002,000,000.00Shouguang Hongxiang Printing and Packaging Co., Ltd.3,730,000.003,730,000.00Shandong Chenming Group Finance Co., Ltd.4,000,000,000.004,000,000,000.00Chenming Arboriculture Co., Ltd.45,000,000.0045,000,000.00Chenming Paper United States Co., Ltd.6,407,800.006,407,800.00Weifang Chenming Growth DriverReplacement Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)592,500,340.53592,500,340.53Weifang Chendu Equity Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership)241,387,503.76241,387,503.76Total18,502,944,740.8168,750,000.0018,571,694,740.81

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3. Long-term equity investments (Cont

*d)

(2) Investment in associates and joint ventures

Unit: RMB

Investee

Openingbalance(book value)

Change for the period

Closingbalance(book value)

Closingbalance ofimpairmentprovisionAdditionalcontribution

Withdrawncontribution

Investmentgain or lossrecognisedunder equitymethodAdjustmentof othercomprehensiveincomeOther change

in equityinterest

Distribution

of cashdividend or

profit

declared

Impairment

provisionOthersI. AssociatesZhuhai Dechen New Third Board EquityInvestment Fund Company (Limited Partnership)36,776,710.915,000,000.0035,769.9331,812,480.84Ningbo Kaichen Huamei Equity Investment Fund Partnership (Limited Partnership)197,218,318.77-3,089.85197,215,228.92Chenming (Qingdao) Asset Management Co., Ltd.6,482,035.6927,510.926,509,546.61Xuchang Chenming Paper Co., Ltd.0.005,994,545.96Subtotal240,477,065.375,000,000.0060,191.00235,537,256.375,994,545.96II. Joint venturesShouguang Chenming Huisen New-style Construction Materials Co., Ltd.7,892,659.421,025,474.671,100,000.007,818,134.09Weifang Port Wood Chip Terminal Co., Ltd.74,848,570.73-3,915,613.0670,932,957.67Subtotal82,741,230.15-2,890,138.391,100,000.0078,751,091.76Total323,218,295.525,000,000.00-2,829,947.391,100,000.00314,288,348.135,994,545.96

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4. Revenue and operating costs

Unit: RMBItem

Amount for the periodAmount for the prior periodRevenueCostsRevenueCostsPrincipal activities2,588,800,023.672,692,576,337.913,140,980,202.712,884,740,920.89Other activities1,315,784,940.431,054,300,999.17605,682,653.79496,489,124.84Total3,904,584,964.103,746,877,337.083,746,662,856.503,381,230,045.73Information related to revenue:

Unit: RMBCategory of contractMachine-made paperOthersTotalType of goods2,588,800,023.671,315,784,940.433,904,584,964.10Including:

Machine-made paper2,228,816,873.672,228,816,873.67 Material sales1,038,125,689.111,038,125,689.11 Leasing8,728,934.628,728,934.62 Others359,983,150.00268,930,316.70628,913,466.70 By geographical area2,588,800,023.671,315,784,940.433,904,584,964.10Including:

Mainland China2,588,800,023.671,315,784,940.433,904,584,964.10 Other countries and regions By the timing of delivery2,588,800,023.671,315,784,940.433,904,584,964.10Including:

Goods (at a point in time)2,588,800,023.671,307,056,005.813,895,856,029.48 Services (within a certain period) Leasing income8,728,934.628,728,934.62Information related to the transaction price allocated to the remaining performance obligations:

As at the end of the reporting period, the amount of income corresponding to the agreements that have been enteredinto but have not yet fulfilled or not fully fulfilled their performance obligations amounted to RMB4,188,916,529.77,which is expected to be recognised in 2023.

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5. Investment income

Unit: RMBItem

Amount forthe period

Amount forthe prior periodIncome from long-term equity investments accounted for using the cost method80,000,000.00270,000,000.00Income from long-term equity investments accounted for using the equity method-2,829,947.39-5,337,689.31Investment gain on disposal of long-term equity investments630,212.77751,679.56Investment gain on holding other non-current financial assets2,800,000.00Investment gain on derecognition of financial assets-22,621,312.74-30,954,557.50Total55,178,952.64237,259,432.75XVIII. Supplementary information

1. Breakdown of extraordinary gains or losses for the current period

﹟ Applicable Not applicable

Unit: RMBItemAmountRemarkProfit or loss from disposal of non-current assets (including write-off of provision for assets impairment)9,118,027.05Government grants (except for the government grants closely related tothe normal operation of the Company and granted constantly at a fixedamount or quantity in accordance with a certain standard based on state policies) accounted for in profit or loss for the current period108,155,697.19Profit or loss from debt restructuring-145,995.36Except for effective hedging business conducted in the ordinary courseof business of the Company, gain or loss arising from the change infair value of financial assets held for trading and financial liabilities heldfor trading, as well as investment gains from disposal of financial assetsheld for trading, financial liabilities held for trading and financial assets available for sale-25,565,577.25Reversal of provision for impairment of receivables individually tested for impairment68,586,443.66Gain or loss arising from fair value change of consumable biological assets subsequently measured at fair value5,749,779.42Other gain or loss items within the definition of extraordinary gain or loss443,855.10Less: Effect of income tax39,664,063.42Effect of minority interest (after tax)2,919,113.00Total123,759,053.39

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XVIII. Supplementary information (Cont*d)

1. Breakdown of extraordinary gains or losses for the current period (Cont

*d)Other profit or loss items consistent with the definition of extraordinary items:

Applicable ﹟ Not applicableThe Company does not have other profit or loss items consistent with the definition of extraordinary items.Explanation on classification of non-recurring profit and loss listed in Explanatory Announcement No. 1 on InformationDisclosure of Companies Offering Their Securities to the Public 每 Non-recurring Profit and Loss as non-recurring profitand loss Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

2. Return on net assets and earnings per share

Profit for the reporting period

Rate of returnon net assetson weightedaverage basis

Earnings per shareBasic(RMB per share)

Diluted(RMB per share)Net profit attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company-4.15%-0.250-0.250Net profit after extraordinary gains or lossesattributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company-4.85%-0.292-0.292Data specification: The net profit attributable to shareholders of the Company does not exclude the effect of the interestpayment deferred and accumulated to subsequent periods for Perpetual Bonds. When calculating financial indicatorssuch as earnings per share and rate of return on weighted average net assets, the interest on Perpetual Bonds ofRMB44,481,369.86 during the reporting period is deducted.

3. Accounting data difference under accounting standard at home and abroad

(1) Differences of net profit and net assets disclosed in financial reports prepared under IAS and Chinese

accounting standards Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

(2) Differences of net profit and net assets disclosed in financial reports prepared under oversea and Chinese

accounting standards Applicable ﹟ Not applicable

The Board of Shandong Chenming Paper Holdings Limited

30 August 2023


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