CDC Corporation was established in 1995 when it was known by the brand chinadotcom and was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. From its early days as an Internet pioneer in Asia, the Company has grown and evolved into a value-added operator of, and growth investor in, hybrid (on premise and SaaS) enterprise software, IT, and new media businesses. During the early part of the millennium, we changed our name to CDC to help clarify the identity of the Company and better reflect our development into a larger and more diverse company. The new brand, without the "dotcom" reference, signals the shift of our business focus away from a heavy reliance on the Internet sector. In addition, the new name without the clear reference of "China" symbolizes the Company's more geographically diverse operations, investments and businesses. However, we continue to retain the symbol "CHINA" for its stock exchange listings because it is recognized by our investors, and holds a solid reputation on our financial history, momentum and operational progression in the financial community.
Today, we operate in 20 countries around the world, and employ approximately 2,500 staff worldwide. CDC Corporation’s assets include four core areas: hybrid enterprise application software and services offered in cloud and on-premise deployments, IT services, online games, and Internet portal services in China. CDC Corporation also has minority investments in companies that include: a provider of 3G comics in Japan, a provider of cloud-based marketing automation software, a provider of cloud-based supply chain execution software and services, and a Korea-based developer of online games, including one of the most popular games in CDC Games’ portfolio.