Financial Highlights

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Cash Flows

(All amounts in RMB millions)

  Six months ended 30 June
  2019 2020
Cash flows from operating activities
Cash generated from operations 42,647 48,267
Income tax paid   (292) (518)
Net cash inflow from operating activities 42,355 47,749
Cash flows from investing activities
Purchase of property, plant and equipment and right-of-use assets (23,773) (25,356)
Other cash flows arising from investing activities (3,282) (19,822)
Net cash outflow from investing activities   (27,055) (45,178)
Cash flows from financing activities
Capital element of lease rentals paid (4,614) (5,159)
Dividends paid to equity shareholders of the Company (4,100) (5,447)
Other cash flows arising from financing activities (9,146) (566)
Net cash outflow from financing activities (17,860) (11,172)
Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents (2,560) (8,601)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 30,060 34,945
Effect of changes in foreign exchange rate 4 15
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period 27,504 26,359

The notes on pages 18 to 44 are an integral part of this unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial information.