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    Consistent with its commitment to corporate governance, China Life continues to promote corporate transparency, protect shareholders’ interests, strengthen the leadership structure of the Board and implement corporate citizenship. In June 2014, China Life established the Corporate Governance Guidelines, which set out the best practices in corporate governance to adhere to. In the same year, the company commissioned a scorecard report by Ernest & Young, which awarded China Life A++ grade in recognition of its compliance with laws and regulations governing listed companies and insurance companies as well as leadership in corporate governance demonstrated by the Board of Directors and senior management. Furthermore, China Life also continues to optimize corporate governance. Since 2014, China Life has been ranked among the top 5% in the category of Corporate Governance Evaluation on TWSE/TPEx Listed Companies held by Taiwan Stock Exchange for four consecutive sessions and was the only life insurance company to win this award for four consecutive terms.

    Transparent Disclosure

    In addition to corporate information for which disclosure is mandatory, other material information concerning the company, prepared in both Chinese and English, is available on China Life’s bilingual corporate website (revamped in 2014), which ensures equal access to information for its large base of foreign shareholders. China Life prepares and publishes English-language annual report, notice of meeting, circular and supplementary information prior to each annual meeting of shareholders to improve transparency and to make information more accessible for foreign institutional investors. China Life earned the highest score of A++ from the 12th Information Transparency and Disclosure Ranking, which assesses the corporate reporting of Taiwan’s listed companies during the period of 2014.

    Rights of Shareholders

    The formation, meeting procedures, announcements and resolutions of the annual meetings of shareholders and the board of directors are in accordance with the Company Law and the Securities and Exchange Act. For board elections, shareholders vote on each nominee for the Board of Directors, with the use of e-voting offering the benefit of increased participation and efficiency.

    Structure of the Board of Directors

    Diversity is among the critical factors that China Life considers when evaluating the composition of the Board. The Board of Directors consists of individuals with professional backgrounds that span from operations, accounting, risk management to finance while reflecting an appropriate diversity of gender, each contributing to the Board a variety of perspectives, skills and qualifications. Among the market-leading companies in the life insurance sector, China Life is the only company that has the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Ethical Management Committee and the Risk Management Committee in place. In 2014, China Life started its annual review of board performance in order to strengthen corporate governance and improve the efficiency of the Board.

    Participation of Stakeholders

    China Life acknowledges the importance of open, honest communication with all its stakeholders as well as its responsibility to respect and protect their rights. The company, in particular, encourages direct and active dialogue between employees and the management for employees’ feedback on management, financial performance and major issues that most affect their interests. China Life is currently implementing a platform through which to gather opinions from stakeholders to help it understand and address opportunities for improvement.

    Corporate Citizenship

    China Life established a corporate social responsibility guideline and formed the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in 2014. The Committee provides oversight of the company’s operations and initiatives regarding corporate governance, environmental sustainability, philanthropy and the reporting of corporate social responsibility-related matters. Results of the performance evaluation of the Committee are published in the CSR report and the corporate annual report each year.

    Articles of Incorporation

    Corporate Governance

    Consistent with its commitment to corporate governance, China Life continues to promote corporate transparency, protect shareholders’ interests, strengthen the leadership structure of the Board and implement corporate citizenship. In June 2014, China Life established the Corporate Governance Guidelines, which set out the best practices in corporate governance to adhere to. In the same year, the company commissioned a scorecard report by Ernest & Young, which awarded China Life A++ grade in recognition of its compliance with laws and regulations governing listed companies and insurance companies as well as leadership in corporate governance demonstrated by the Board of Directors and senior management. Furthermore, China Life also continues to optimize corporate governance. Since 2014, China Life has been ranked among the top 5% in the category of Corporate Governance Evaluation on TWSE/TPEx Listed Companies held by Taiwan Stock Exchange for four consecutive sessions and was the only life insurance company to win this award for four consecutive terms.

    Transparent Disclosure

    In addition to corporate information for which disclosure is mandatory, other material information concerning the company, prepared in both Chinese and English, is available on China Life’s bilingual corporate website (revamped in 2014), which ensures equal access to information for its large base of foreign shareholders. China Life prepares and publishes English-language annual report, notice of meeting, circular and supplementary information prior to each annual meeting of shareholders to improve transparency and to make information more accessible for foreign institutional investors. China Life earned the highest score of A++ from the 12th Information Transparency and Disclosure Ranking, which assesses the corporate reporting of Taiwan’s listed companies during the period of 2014.

    Rights of Shareholders

    The formation, meeting procedures, announcements and resolutions of the annual meetings of shareholders and the board of directors are in accordance with the Company Law and the Securities and Exchange Act. For board elections, shareholders vote on each nominee for the Board of Directors, with the use of e-voting offering the benefit of increased participation and efficiency.

    Structure of the Board of Directors

    Diversity is among the critical factors that China Life considers when evaluating the composition of the Board. The Board of Directors consists of individuals with professional backgrounds that span from operations, accounting, risk management to finance while reflecting an appropriate diversity of gender, each contributing to the Board a variety of perspectives, skills and qualifications. Among the market-leading companies in the life insurance sector, China Life is the only company that has the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Ethical Management Committee and the Risk Management Committee in place. In 2014, China Life started its annual review of board performance in order to strengthen corporate governance and improve the efficiency of the Board.

    Participation of Stakeholders

    China Life acknowledges the importance of open, honest communication with all its stakeholders as well as its responsibility to respect and protect their rights. The company, in particular, encourages direct and active dialogue between employees and the management for employees’ feedback on management, financial performance and major issues that most affect their interests. China Life is currently implementing a platform through which to gather opinions from stakeholders to help it understand and address opportunities for improvement.

    Corporate Citizenship

    China Life established a corporate social responsibility guideline and formed the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in 2014. The Committee provides oversight of the company’s operations and initiatives regarding corporate governance, environmental sustainability, philanthropy and the reporting of corporate social responsibility-related matters. Results of the performance evaluation of the Committee are published in the CSR report and the corporate annual report each year.

    Articles of Incorporation

    Board of Directors Discussion

    Corporate Governance

    Consistent with its commitment to corporate governance, China Life continues to promote corporate transparency, protect shareholders’ interests, strengthen the leadership structure of the Board and implement corporate citizenship. In June 2014, China Life established the Corporate Governance Guidelines, which set out the best practices in corporate governance to adhere to. In the same year, the company commissioned a scorecard report by Ernest & Young, which awarded China Life A++ grade in recognition of its compliance with laws and regulations governing listed companies and insurance companies as well as leadership in corporate governance demonstrated by the Board of Directors and senior management. Furthermore, China Life also continues to optimize corporate governance. Since 2014, China Life has been ranked among the top 5% in the category of Corporate Governance Evaluation on TWSE/TPEx Listed Companies held by Taiwan Stock Exchange for four consecutive sessions and was the only life insurance company to win this award for four consecutive terms.

    Transparent Disclosure

    In addition to corporate information for which disclosure is mandatory, other material information concerning the company, prepared in both Chinese and English, is available on China Life’s bilingual corporate website (revamped in 2014), which ensures equal access to information for its large base of foreign shareholders. China Life prepares and publishes English-language annual report, notice of meeting, circular and supplementary information prior to each annual meeting of shareholders to improve transparency and to make information more accessible for foreign institutional investors. China Life earned the highest score of A++ from the 12th Information Transparency and Disclosure Ranking, which assesses the corporate reporting of Taiwan’s listed companies during the period of 2014.

    Rights of Shareholders

    The formation, meeting procedures, announcements and resolutions of the annual meetings of shareholders and the board of directors are in accordance with the Company Law and the Securities and Exchange Act. For board elections, shareholders vote on each nominee for the Board of Directors, with the use of e-voting offering the benefit of increased participation and efficiency.

    Structure of the Board of Directors

    Diversity is among the critical factors that China Life considers when evaluating the composition of the Board. The Board of Directors consists of individuals with professional backgrounds that span from operations, accounting, risk management to finance while reflecting an appropriate diversity of gender, each contributing to the Board a variety of perspectives, skills and qualifications. Among the market-leading companies in the life insurance sector, China Life is the only company that has the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Ethical Management Committee and the Risk Management Committee in place. In 2014, China Life started its annual review of board performance in order to strengthen corporate governance and improve the efficiency of the Board.

    Participation of Stakeholders

    China Life acknowledges the importance of open, honest communication with all its stakeholders as well as its responsibility to respect and protect their rights. The company, in particular, encourages direct and active dialogue between employees and the management for employees’ feedback on management, financial performance and major issues that most affect their interests. China Life is currently implementing a platform through which to gather opinions from stakeholders to help it understand and address opportunities for improvement.

    Corporate Citizenship

    China Life established a corporate social responsibility guideline and formed the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee in 2014. The Committee provides oversight of the company’s operations and initiatives regarding corporate governance, environmental sustainability, philanthropy and the reporting of corporate social responsibility-related matters. Results of the performance evaluation of the Committee are published in the CSR report and the corporate annual report each year.

    Articles of Incorporation

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