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China Reinsurance : 2020 Interim Report

09/23/2020 | 04:40am EDT

2020 Interim Report

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Financial Highlights

2

Management Discussion and Analysis

3

Other Information

48

Embedded Value

51

Report on Review of Interim Financial Information

58

Financial Statements and Notes

59

Definitions

121

Corporate Information

124

China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation

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FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages and unless otherwise stated

As at 30 June As at 31 December

2020

2019

Change (%)

Total assets

477,407

396,638

20.4

Total liabilities

379,245

299,660

26.6

Total equity

98,162

96,978

1.2

Net assets per share attributable to equity shareholders

of the parent company (RMB)

2.07

2.05

1.1

For the six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Change (%)

Gross written premiums

102,123

84,772

20.5

Net profit

2,749

3,616

(24.0)

Net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the

parent company

2,467

3,320

(25.7)

Earnings per share (RMB)

0.06

0.08

(25.7)

Annualised weighted average return on equity (%)1

5.63

8.20

Decrease by 2.57

percentage points

Note: 1. Annualised weighted average return on equity = Net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the parent company ÷ balance of weighted average equity × 2.

2 China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation 2020 Interim Report

MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

OVERVIEW

The Group is engaged in P&C reinsurance, life and health reinsurance, primary P&C insurance, asset management and other business. We operate our domestic P&C reinsurance business primarily through China Re P&C; our overseas P&C reinsurance business primarily through China Re P&C, Singapore Branch and Chaucer; our domestic and overseas life and health reinsurance business primarily through China Re Life, China Re HK and Singapore Branch; our domestic primary P&C insurance business primarily through China Continent Insurance and our overseas primary P&C insurance business primarily through Chaucer. We utilise and manage our insurance funds in a centralised and professional manner primarily through China Re AMC. In addition, the Group Company manages domestic and overseas legacy P&C reinsurance business and CNIP business through China Re P&C and Chaucer, and manages legacy life and health reinsurance business through China Re Life.

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Key Operating Data

The following table sets forth the key operating data of China Re Group for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Change (%)

Gross written premiums

102,123

84,772

20.5

Gross written premiums by business segment:

P&C reinsurance1

27,078

23,033

17.6

Life and health reinsurance1

50,500

38,427

31.4

Primary P&C insurance1

25,763

24,379

5.7

Total investment income2

7,565

6,159

22.8

Annualised total investment yield (%)3

5.48

5.19

Increase by 0.29

percentage points

Net investment income4

6,407

6,027

6.3

Annualised net investment yield (%)5

4.64

5.07

Decrease by 0.43

percentage points

Notes: 1. Gross written premiums for each business segment do not consider inter-segment eliminations, in which:

the businesses of P&C reinsurance segment mainly include domestic P&C reinsurance business, overseas P&C reinsurance and Chaucer business, CNIP business and legacy P&C reinsurance business;

the businesses of life and health reinsurance segment mainly include domestic life and health reinsurance business, overseas life and health reinsurance business and legacy life and health reinsurance business; and

the business of primary P&C insurance segment refers to the property and casualty insurance business operated by China Continent Insurance.

  1. Total investment income = investment income + share of profits of associates - interest expenses on securities sold under agreements to repurchase.
  2. Annualised total investment yield = Total investment income ÷ average of investment assets as at the beginning and end of the period x 2.
  3. Net investment income = interest + dividend + rental income + share of profits of associates.
  4. Annualised net investment yield = Net investment income ÷ average of investment assets as at the beginning and end of the period x 2.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

As at 30 June 2020

As at 31 December 2019

Core solvency

Aggregated solvency

Core solvency

Aggregated solvency

adequacy ratio (%)

adequacy ratio (%)

adequacy ratio (%)

adequacy ratio (%)

China Re Group

175

192

190

209

Group Company

478

478

561

561

China Re P&C

178

212

182

218

China Re Life

186

214

179

213

China Continent Insurance

350

350

371

371

Note: The relevant solvency data as at 30 June 2020 was not audited or reviewed by the auditors of the Company.

In the first half of 2020, the outbreak and global spread of the novel coronavirus ("COVID-19Pandemic") posed a certain degree of adverse impact on the Group in terms of underwriting profit, business development, client services and other aspects. The Group has always been focusing on high-quality development while dedicating efforts to pandemic prevention and control as well as business management. Consequently we turned "threats" into "opportunities" and achieved a rapid growth in premium income with an overall enhanced stable business performance across all segments. The Group will closely monitor the development of the pandemic and take responsive actions when necessary.

Our business maintained relatively fast growth. Our gross written premiums recorded an increase of 20.5% from RMB84,772 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB102,123 million in the first half of 2020. In particular, the gross written premiums from P&C reinsurance, life and health reinsurance and primary P&C insurance (before inter-segment eliminations) were RMB27,078 million, RMB50,500 million and RMB25,763 million, respectively. The main reason for our increased gross written premiums was the rapid growth in savings-type life and health reinsurance business and domestic P&C reinsurance business.

Our core reinsurance business maintained its solid market position and we continued to maintain the leading market share in both domestic P&C reinsurance market and life and health reinsurance market. In terms of primary premium income, we accounted for a market share of 3.53% in primary P&C insurance business, ranking sixth in all primary P&C insurance companies in the domestic market. During the Reporting Period, we maintained our Financial Strength Rating of "A (Excellent)" by A.M. Best and were rated "A" by S&P Global Ratings, with our financial condition remaining stable.

In the first half of 2020, the Group's total investment income was RMB7,565 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 22.8%, and the net investment income was RMB6,407 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.3%. The increase in our investment income was mainly due to (1) the relatively rapid growth in the scale of our total investment assets, which was mainly derived from premium cash inflows and the accumulation of investment income; and (2) the active seizure of the opportunity of capital market volatility to obtain excess investment income, while benefiting from the recovery of the A-share capital market and the good performance of the investment income of public market varieties. The annualised total investment yield was 5.48%, representing a year-on-year increase of 0.29 percentage points, and the annualised net investment yield was 4.64%, representing a year-on-year decrease of 0.43 percentage points.

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Key Financial Indicators

The following table sets forth the key financial indicators of China Re Group for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except percentages and unless otherwise stated

For the six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Change (%)

Gross written premiums

102,123

84,772

20.5

Profit before tax

3,287

4,194

(21.6)

Net profit

2,749

3,616

(24.0)

Net profit attributable to

equity shareholders of the parent company

2,467

3,320

(25.7)

Earnings per share (RMB)

0.06

0.08

(25.7)

Annualised weighted

5.63

8.20

Decrease by 2.57

average return on equity (%)1

percentage points

Note: 1. Annualised weighted average return on equity = Net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the parent company ÷ balance of weighted average equity x 2.

In the first half of 2020, net profit attributable to equity shareholders of the parent company of the Group amounted to RMB2,467 million, representing a year-on-year decrease of 25.7%, which was mainly due to the decrease in the underwriting profits of our overseas P&C reinsurance business and primary P&C insurance as a result of the outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Unit: in RMB millions, unless otherwise stated

As at

As at

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

Change (%)

Total assets

477,407

396,638

20.4

Total liabilities

379,245

299,660

26.6

Total equity

98,162

96,978

1.2

Net assets per share attributable to equity

shareholders of the parent company (RMB)

2.07

2.05

1.1

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

P&C REINSURANCE BUSINESS

The business of P&C reinsurance segment mainly includes domestic P&C reinsurance business, overseas P&C reinsurance and Chaucer business, CNIP business and legacy P&C reinsurance business.

In the first half of 2020, we made efforts to strengthen our position as a leading domestic reinsurer. We continued to facilitate the establishment of platforms for domestic commercial insurance business and national policy-oriented business, strengthen the innovation-driven model and technological application, and accelerate the implementation of strategic initiatives. We continued to upgrade our customer service system, consistently strengthened the capability of our underwriting team, and enhanced our technical capabilities. We continued to achieve breakthrough in emerging business sectors such as the first piece (set)/new material comprehensive insurance, construction inherent defects insurance (IDI), short-term health insurance, catastrophe insurance, construction surety bond insurance, Chinese interest abroad projects insurance and customs bond insurance, and thus our business structure continued to optimise.

For overseas business, we continued to implement the international development strategy, taking high-quality business development as the long-term development goal of our international business in accelerating platform integration, promoting overseas organic growth, and strengthening risk management and control. We successfully promoted the integration with Chaucer, incorporating Chaucer into the overall operational and management system of the Group's international business, and defining the business development direction in the medium and long term. We continued to deepen the synergy between domestic and overseas businesses by strengthening the collaboration in political risk insurance, political violence insurance and cyber insurance, and other areas of business, which resulted in jointed forces regarding expanding the underwriting capacity, facilitating business development, optimising the risk portfolio and responding to the national Belt and Road Initiative.

In the first half of 2020, gross written premiums from our P&C reinsurance segment amounted to RMB27,078 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 17.6% and accounting for 26.2% of gross written premiums of the Group (before inter-segment eliminations). Net profit amounted to RMB699 million, and annualised weighted average return on equity reached 5.78%. The combined ratio was 102.39%, representing a year-on-year increase of

5.03 percentage points, of which the loss ratio was 63.60%, representing a year-on-year increase of 7.79 percentage points; the expense ratio was 38.79%, representing a year-on-year decrease of 2.76 percentage points. The increase in the combined ratio was mainly due to the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic, which resulted in loss in our overseas business.

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Business Analysis

Domestic P&C Reinsurance Business

Domestic P&C reinsurance business mentioned in this section refers to domestic P&C reinsurance business operated by China Re P&C. In the first half of 2020, reinsurance premium income from our domestic P&C reinsurance business amounted to RMB18,021 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 20.8%. The combined ratio was 99.80%, representing a year-on-year increase of 0.18 percentage points, of which the loss ratio was 63.83%, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.88 percentage points; the expense ratio was 35.97%, representing a year- on-year decrease of 6.70 percentage points.

In terms of types of reinsurance arrangement and forms of cession, our domestic P&C reinsurance business primarily consisted of treaty reinsurance and proportional reinsurance, which was generally in line with the business mix of the domestic P&C reinsurance market. Meanwhile, as a result of our active development, the reinsurance premium income from our facultative reinsurance business, amounted to RMB1,300 million, representing a year- on-year increase of 18.5%.

In terms of business channels, by virtue of our good cooperation with domestic clients, the majority of our domestic P&C reinsurance business was on primary basis.

The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our domestic P&C reinsurance business by type of reinsurance arrangement for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Type of reinsurance arrangement

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Treaty reinsurance

16,721

92.8

13,817

92.6

Facultative reinsurance

1,300

7.2

1,097

7.4

Total

18,021

100.0

14,914

100.0

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The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our domestic P&C reinsurance business by form of cession for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Form of cession

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Proportional reinsurance

17,672

98.1

14,672

98.4

Non-proportional reinsurance

349

1.9

242

1.6

Total

18,021

100.0

14,914

100.0

The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our domestic P&C reinsurance business by business channel for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Business channel

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Primary

16,946

94.0

14,027

94.1

Via broker

1,075

6.0

887

5.9

Total

18,021

100.0

14,914

100.0

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Lines of business

As the largest domestic specialised P&C reinsurance company in the PRC, we offer a wide variety of P&C reinsurance coverage catering to the business characteristics of the PRC market. Our lines of business cover a wide range of P&C insurance types in the PRC, mainly including motor, agriculture, commercial and household property, liability and engineering insurance. We actively captured the opportunities brought by the transformation and development of the market, vigorously developed non-motor reinsurance business and the proportion of non- motor reinsurance business in our domestic P&C reinsurance business for the first half of 2020 increased by 24.1% on a year-on-year basis, resulting in further optimisation of business structure. In particular, we achieved a rapid growth in emerging business sectors such as the first piece (set)/new material comprehensive insurance, construction inherent defects insurance (IDI), short-term health insurance, catastrophe insurance, construction surety bond insurance, Chinese interest abroad projects insurance and customs bond insurance, with reinsurance premium income recorded at RMB968 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 27.7%, which further consolidated our development advantages in emerging business sectors.

The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our domestic P&C reinsurance business by line of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Line of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Motor

5,644

31.3

4,941

33.1

Agriculture

4,375

24.3

2,716

18.2

Commercial and household property

3,063

17.0

2,722

18.3

Liability

2,081

11.5

1,916

12.8

Engineering

811

4.5

984

6.6

Others1

2,047

11.4

1,635

11.0

Total

18,021

100.0

14,914

100.0

Note: 1. Others include, among others, health, cargo, marine hull, specialty and accident reinsurance.

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Motor reinsurance. In the first half of 2020, reinsurance premium income from motor insurance amounted to RMB5,644 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 14.2%, mainly due to the success in capturing business opportunities, resulting in a relatively fast growth in the scale of motor insurance business in the first half of the year.

Agriculture reinsurance. In the first half of 2020, the reinsurance premium income from agriculture insurance amounted to RMB4,375 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 61.1%, mainly due to an overall higher growth of agriculture insurance premium cession in the market.

Commercial and household property reinsurance. In the first half of 2020, the reinsurance premium income from commercial and household property insurance amounted to RMB3,063 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 12.5%, which was mainly due to the fact that we actively expanded our property insurance business, while accomplishing impressive achievements in exploring cession of governmental pilot business of catastrophe insurance.

Liability reinsurance. In the first half of 2020, the reinsurance premium income from liability insurance amounted to RMB2,081 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.6%, mainly due to the fact that we actively captured opportunities in the liability insurance market and stepped up investment in research and development and efforts in promotion of new types of liability insurance products such as the first piece (set)/new material comprehensive insurance and the construction inherent defects insurance (IDI).

Engineering reinsurance. In the first half of 2020, the reinsurance premium income from engineering insurance amounted to RMB811 million, representing a year-on-year decrease of 17.6%, mainly due to the structural adjustment of reinsurance premiums ceded by individual customers.

Clients and client services

In the first half of 2020, we continued to maintain good client relationships. We maintained stable relationships with major P&C insurance companies in the PRC and strengthened our relationships through business cooperation, exchange of technical know-how and client services. We advanced the operational transformation through customer manager and product innovation by means of focusing on customers' needs, which comprehensively enhanced our business philosophy and business model known as "customer-oriented & innovation-driven reinsurance" in areas such as product innovation, data sharing, risk pricing, technology empowerment and channel building with business preposition and beforehand service. As at the end of the Reporting Period, we maintained business relationships with 83 domestic P&C insurance companies, covering 94.3% of P&C insurance companies in the PRC. We were the lead reinsurer for 34% of our reinsurance contracts. We ranked first in the domestic market both in terms of client coverage and the number of contracts entered into as the lead reinsurer.

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Overseas P&C Reinsurance and Chaucer Business

Overseas P&C reinsurance business mentioned in this section refers to the overseas P&C reinsurance business operated by China Re P&C and Singapore Branch, as well as the legacy business of China Re Syndicate 2088. Chaucer business described in this section refers to overseas P&C reinsurance and overseas primary P&C insurance business operated by the entities of Chaucer.

In the first half of 2020, gross written premiums from overseas P&C reinsurance and Chaucer business amounted to RMB9,725 million (before intra-segment eliminations), representing a year-on-year increase of 14.9%. The combined ratio was 110.32%, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.15 percentage points. Of such combined ratio, the loss ratio and expense ratio were 69.32% and 41.00% respectively, representing a year-on-year increase of 14.17 percentage points and 0.98 percentage points respectively. The increase in combined ratio was mainly caused by COVID-19 Pandemic losses, and the combined ratio excluding COVID-19 Pandemic losses was 92.08%, representing a year-on-year decrease of 3.09 percentage points. As at the end of the Reporting Period, total net loss on COVID-19 Pandemic was approximately USD144 million, which has been reflected in the financial result for the first half of 2020.

Overseas P&C Reinsurance Business

In the first half of 2020, gross written premiums from our overseas P&C reinsurance business amounted to RMB3,307 million (before intra-segment eliminations), representing a year-on-year increase of 13.7%. The combined ratio was 111.25%, representing a year-on-year increase of 14.68 percentage points, of which the loss ratio was 77.52%, representing a year-on-year increase of 14.81 percentage points, which was mainly caused by COVID-19 Pandemic losses; the expense ratio was 33.73%, representing a year-on-year decrease of 0.13 percentage points.

In terms of types of business, treaty reinsurance continued to dominate our overseas P&C reinsurance business.

The following table sets forth the gross written premiums from our overseas P&C reinsurance business by type of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Type of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Treaty reinsurance

3,073

92.9

2,592

89.1

Facultative reinsurance

173

5.2

84

2.9

Primary insurance

61

1.9

233

8.0

Total

3,307

100.0

2,909

100.0

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In terms of lines of business, our overseas P&C reinsurance business mainly provided coverage for non-marine, specialty and casualty reinsurance. Business portfolio consisted mainly of short tail business.

The following table sets forth the gross written premiums from our overseas P&C reinsurance business by line of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Line of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Non-marine

2,104

63.6

1,423

48.9

Specialty

517

15.7

443

15.2

Liability

341

10.3

393

13.5

Others1

345

10.4

650

22.4

Total

3,307

100.0

2,909

100.0

Note: 1. Others include, among others, whole account, motor, credit guarantee and agriculture reinsurance.

In terms of our business channels, we adhered to the principle of long-term cooperation and mutual benefit to establish a balanced and stable network of business channels. We continued to use brokers as our main source of business, focused on consolidating and strengthening cooperation with reputable international brokers, while exploring business opportunities with distinctive regional brokers. At the same time, we continuously strengthened our direct cooperation with quality clients and built up closer business connections.

In terms of our client base, we continuously developed quality clients based on our management philosophy of prioritising profitability while valuing service quality. We established long-term and stable business relationships with quality and core clients to target at their profitable ceding business. We established comprehensive cooperation relationships with various internationally-renowned major ceding companies, and increased our efforts in developing quality regional clients by leveraging the geographical advantages of different international platforms, which all contributed to significant results in expansion of quality client base.

In terms of our service ability, our quotation ability continued to improve, and our service quality received more client recognition. Leveraging our talents and technology advantages as well as years of experience in international business operations, we were able to better serve domestic clients in the PRC by providing more products and cooperation solutions for international reinsurance practice, and exerted our advantages of the synergy between domestic and overseas business especially in response to the Belt and Road Initiative and in safeguarding the overseas interests of Chinese clients.

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Chaucer Business

In the first half of 2020, gross written premiums from Chaucer amounted to RMB6,418 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.6%. The combined ratio was 109.68%1, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.51 percentage points. Of such combined ratio, the loss ratio and expense ratio were 63.70% and 45.98% respectively, representing a year-on-year increase of 13.93 percentage points and 1.58 percentage points respectively. The increase in loss ratio was mainly caused by the COVID-19 Pandemic losses. We took advantage of the opportunities provided by the increased rates in certain business areas, and allocated more capacity to support a steady growth in written premiums. We constantly adjusted our business mix by reducing our participation in under-performing business. Barring the impact of COVID-19 Pandemic, our overall business quality continued to improve. The premium of contracts led by Chaucer accounted for approximately 42% of its overall gross written premiums. Chaucer is one of a limited number of Lloyd's market entities with substantial contract leadership capabilities.

Note: 1. Under the UK GAAP, the combined ratio of Chaucer was 111.70%, which was different from that under the

International Accounting Standards due to the different treatment for reserve discounting and risk margin.

In terms of types of business and lines of business, Chaucer business consisted of treaty reinsurance, facultative reinsurance and primary insurance. Within each of these, treaty reinsurance business primarily provided coverage for property, specialty and casualty reinsurance worldwide; and facultative reinsurance and primary insurance businesses primarily provided coverage for marine, space and aviation, political risk/credit, political violence, energy, property and casualty insurance worldwide.

The following table sets forth the gross written premiums from Chaucer business by type of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Type of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Treaty reinsurance

2,213

34.5

2,354

42.4

Facultative reinsurance

1,588

24.7

1,144

20.6

Primary insurance

2,617

40.8

2,054

37.0

Total

6,418

100.0

5,552

100.0

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The following table sets forth the gross written premiums from Chaucer by line of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Line of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Casualty and political risk/credit

1,595

24.8

1,235

22.2

Marine, energy, space and aviation and nuclear

1,297

20.2

1,213

21.9

Property and political violence

1,025

16.0

750

13.5

Others1

2,501

39.0

2,354

42.4

Total

6,418

100.0

5,552

100.0

Note: 1. Others mainly refer to global treaty reinsurance business, including, among others, property treaty reinsurance, speciality treaty reinsurance and casualty treaty reinsurance.

In terms of business channels, the broker channel is our main source of business. We continued to consolidate our business relationships with major international brokers, develop further cooperation with regional brokers while actively expanding our underwriting agency channels. In addition, we further strengthened direct connection with our clients and sought to build closer business relationships.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

In terms of service capabilities, Chaucer provides customers with the benefits of a number of key strengths as a business. With headquarter in London, and international hubs for Europe, MENA, Latin America and Asia, Chaucer protects clients worldwide. We provide our clients with a range of flexible business platforms to choose from. On one hand, Membership of Lloyd's allows Chaucer to take advantage of Lloyd's strong rating and excellent brand reputation to provide risk coverage to our clients in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. Our underwriting capacity at Lloyd's exceeded £1 billion, making us one of the leading platforms with substantial contract leadership capabilities in Lloyd's market. On the other hand, CIC can provide commercial alternative for clients wishing to place business through the Company Market. CIC is also eligible to write excess and surplus lines business in the United States and provides Chaucer with continued access to all EEA markets now that the United Kingdom is no longer a member of the European Union. The Chaucer senior management team is highly experienced, with an average term in office of approximately 16 years, and has an entrepreneurial approach to business. We deliver customised risk solutions to the market with more than 110 experienced underwriters having distinctive capabilities across 45 specialty lines, including political, nuclear insurance, and etc. We also have an outstanding claims team with over 100 years of claims handling experience in London market capable of dealing with the most complex claims, which effectively handles approximately 10,000 claims each year. We operate an Enterprise Risk Management Framework to ensure the commercially effective management of risks in the business. The Framework comprises five components: strategy, governance, appetite, assessment and reporting. Together, these components set out the risk management internal processes, controls and responsibilities in place throughout the organisation to achieve an effective risk culture.

In terms of product innovation, we continued to invest in product innovation and smarter and more efficient underwriting capabilities. This included the launch of a parametric cyber multi-peril insurance product for small businesses, "pay as you fly" drone insurance and the development of a new next generation underwriting platform for high volume specialty products. Machine learning and AI underpins each of these new initiatives.

CNIP Business

The Group Company, together with China Re P&C and China Continent Insurance, underwrites global nuclear insurance business via CNIP. In the first half of 2020, our reinsurance premium income from the CNIP platform amounted to RMB64 million.

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Financial Analysis

The following table sets forth the selected key financial data of our P&C reinsurance segment for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Change (%)

Gross written premiums

27,078

23,033

17.6

Less: premiums ceded to reinsurers

and retrocessionaires

(3,047)

(2,559)

19.1

Net written premiums

24,031

20,474

17.4

Changes in unearned premium reserves

(2,611)

(1,982)

31.7

Net premiums earned

21,420

18,492

15.8

Reinsurance commission income

411

257

59.9

Investment income

1,637

1,208

35.5

Exchange gains/(losses), net

1

(35)

102.9

Other income

55

60

(8.3)

Total income

23,524

19,982

17.7

Claims and policyholders' benefits

(13,622)

(10,320)

32.0

Handling charges and commissions

(7,949)

(7,209)

10.3

Finance costs

(301)

(167)

80.2

Other operating and administrative expenses

(895)

(1,075)

(16.7)

Total benefits, claims and expenses

(22,767)

(18,771)

21.3

Share of profits of associates

16

160

(90.0)

Profit before tax

773

1,371

(43.6)

Income tax

(74)

(177)

(58.2)

Net profit

699

1,194

(41.5)

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Gross Written Premiums

Total premium income of our P&C reinsurance segment increased by 17.6% from RMB23,033 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB27,078 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the rapid growth of agriculture and motor reinsurance business in China and non-marine reinsurance business abroad.

Premiums Ceded to Reinsurers and Retrocessionaires

Premiums ceded to reinsurers and retrocessionaires for our P&C reinsurance segment increased by 19.1% from RMB2,559 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB3,047 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the corresponding increase in ceded premiums in line with the increase in our business scale. In addition, Chaucer's premiums ceding ratio was relatively high due to the requirements of its risk appetite management.

Investment Income

Investment income from our P&C reinsurance segment increased by 35.5% from RMB1,208 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB1,637 million in the first half of 2020. For details of analysis on changes of investment income, please refer to relevant contents in asset management business segment.

Claims and Policyholders' Benefits

Claims and policyholders' benefits for our P&C reinsurance segment increased by 32.0% from RMB10,320 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB13,622 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, African swine fever, typhoon Lekima and other risk events.

Handling Charges and Commissions

Handling charges and commissions for our P&C reinsurance segment increased by 10.3% from RMB7,209 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB7,949 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the significant increase in our business scale.

Share of Profits of Associates

Share of profits of associates for our P&C reinsurance segment decreased by 90.0% from RMB160 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB16 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the decrease in profits of our associates in the first half of 2020.

Net Profit

As a result of the foregoing reasons, net profit for our P&C reinsurance segment decreased by 41.5% from RMB1,194 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB699 million in the first half of 2020.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

LIFE AND HEALTH REINSURANCE BUSINESS

The life and health reinsurance segment comprises the life and health reinsurance business operated by China Re Life, China Re HK and Singapore Branch, as well as the legacy life and health reinsurance business operated by the Group Company through China Re Life.

In the first half of 2020, affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic and other factors, domestic and global economies experienced a significant downturn. A new dual circulation development pattern is forming, focusing on the domestic economy with mutual promotion between the international circulation and domestic circulation. As resumption of production and operation progressed orderly, the life insurance industry stabilised and rebounded in the second quarter. The growth of premiums from new policies still faced relatively big challenges whereas a rapid growth of the health insurance business was shown, in addition to the quickened digital transformation and online- offline integration. We unswervingly promoted "platform operation, technology advancement and globalisation" development, continuously optimised business structure and improved business quality while developing our business. We strategically developed the protection-type reinsurance business, innovated health insurance products based on "Product+" and "Data+" strategies and promoted the integration of insurance products and health services. We helped the industry to fight against the pandemic by innovating products and providing risk solutions to cover insurance liabilities arising from COVID-19. We sought opportunities to develop the savings-type reinsurance business, and strengthened cost control and asset-liability management. We strategically developed financial reinsurance business by paying attention to the credit risk of counterparties and effectively managing existing business. Since China Re HK was established, the Company has fully brought into play its advantages in both domestic and overseas markets to actively expand its foreign-currencysavings-type business, providing reinsurance solutions with China Re's characteristics for markets such as Hong Kong and Singapore. We are in a solid competitive position in both the mainland and Hong Kong markets, with the proportion of reinsurance contracts being entered into as leading reinsurer in all reinsurance contracts maintaining the highest in the domestic market.

In the first half of 2020, reinsurance premium income from our life and health reinsurance segment amounted to RMB50,500 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 31.4% and accounting for 48.9% of the Group's gross written premiums (before inter-segment eliminations). Net profit amounted to RMB875 million, and annualised weighted average return on equity reached 7.10%, of which reinsurance premium income from China Re Life (merged with China Re HK) amounted to RMB50,286 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 31.1%; total written premiums ("TWPs") amounted to RMB53,501 million (including TWPs of RMB3,215 million from savings-typenon-insurance business), representing a year-on-year increase of 23.5%.

Considering the business significance and operational independence of China Re Life (merged with China Re HK), and given that the reinsurance premium income from China Re Life (merged with China Re HK) accounted for more than 99.5% of the whole life and health reinsurance business segment, unless otherwise stated, references to our life and health reinsurance business in the business analysis of this section shall be the business of China Re Life (merged with China Re HK).

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Business Analysis

In terms of lines of business, the protection-type reinsurance business grew at a relatively fast speed, the savings-type reinsurance business grew significantly, and the financial reinsurance business recorded a decline.

The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our life and health reinsurance business by line of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Line of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Domestic protection-type reinsurance

11,559

23.0

9,292

24.2

Domestic savings-type reinsurance

10,483

20.8

2,710

7.1

Domestic financial reinsurance

19,540

38.9

23,932

62.4

Domestic in total

41,582

82.7

35,934

93.7

Overseas savings-type reinsurance

8,369

16.6

2,127

5.5

Other overseas business

335

0.7

308

0.8

Overseas in total

8,704

17.3

2,435

6.3

Total

50,286

100.0

38,369

100.0

In addition, we also developed savings-typenon-insurance business. The following table sets forth the TWPs of the savings-typenon-insurance business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Non-insurance business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Domestic savings-typenon-insurance

3,212

99.9

4,938

99.9

Overseas savings-typenon-insurance

3

0.1

4

0.1

Total

3,215

100.0

4,942

100.0

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Domestic Life and Health Reinsurance Business

The domestic life and health reinsurance business described in this section refers to the domestic life and health reinsurance business operated by China Re Life.

In the first half of 2020, the reinsurance premium income from our domestic life and health reinsurance business amounted to RMB41,582 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.7%; and the TWPs amounted to RMB44,794 million (including TWPs of RMB3,212 million from savings-typenon-insurance business), representing a year-on-year increase of 9.6%.

In respect of the protection-type reinsurance business, reinsurance premium income amounted to RMB11,559 million in the first half of 2020, representing a year-on-year increase of 24.4%, of which reinsurance premium income from the yearly renewable term reinsurance business1 amounted to RMB7,180 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 33.0%, accounting for 62.1% of reinsurance premium income from the protection-type reinsurance business. On one hand, we relied on "Data+" and "Product+" development strategies to explore the integration of health insurance with the health industry, accelerated cooperation with Internet platforms, and continued to consolidate our development advantages in health insurance. On the other hand, through experience analysis, product iteration, data co-creation and risk control model development, the Company actively carried out risk mitigation and prevention work, conducted in-depth research on the risk control mechanism of long-term medical insurance, and further deepened the work of "Data + Risk Prevention and Control". The combined ratio (excluding operating and administrative expenses) after retrocession of the short-termprotection-type business was 97.26%, representing a year-on-year decrease of 0.30 percentage points, and the underwriting profits were RMB181 million.

Note: 1. Yearly Renewable Term reinsurance business, i.e. YRT reinsurance business, which is a kind of reinsurance arrangement entered into by ceding companies based on a certain proportion of net amount at risk at an annual rate.

In respect of the savings-type reinsurance business, reinsurance premium income amounted to RMB10,483 million in the first half of 2020, representing a year-on-year increase of 286.8%; and the TWPs amounted to RMB13,695 million (including TWPs of RMB3,212 million from savings-typenon-insurance business), representing a year- on-year increase of 79.1%. We proactively responded to adverse circumstances such as the downward pressure on interest rates and cost rigidity, actively improved the interactive mechanism of assets and liabilities, seized opportunities for development at the beginning of the year, and paid attention to the needs of clients. As a result, we achieved a significant growth in TWPs under the condition of controllable costs.

In respect of the financial reinsurance business, reinsurance premium income amounted to RMB19,540 million in the first half of 2020, representing a year-on-year decrease of 18.4%. We paid close attention to changes in the regulatory policies, strengthened the analysis of counterparty risk during the pandemic, improved capital optimisation and enhanced the efficiency of capital usage.

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Overseas Life and Health Reinsurance Business

The overseas life and health reinsurance business described in this section represents the overseas life and health reinsurance business operated by China Re Life and China Re HK.

In the first half of 2020, reinsurance premium income from overseas life and health reinsurance business amounted to RMB8,704 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 257.5%; and the TWPs amounted to RMB8,707 million (including TWPs of RMB3 million from savings-typenon-insurance business), representing a year-on-year increase of 257.0%, of which the reinsurance premium income of China Re HK (after intra-group eliminations) amounted to RMB4,793 million.

In respect of the overseas savings-type reinsurance business, reinsurance premium income amounted to RMB8,369 million in the first half of 2020, representing a year-on-year increase of 293.5%; and the TWPs amounted to RMB8,372 million (including TWPs of RMB3 million from savings-typenon-insurance business), representing a year-on-year increase of 292.9%. In view of globally low interest rates and the pandemic, we actively developed our relationship with clients, expanded our business coverage, strengthened global market research, and introduced innovative service plans to achieve a generally fast development of the overseas savings-type reinsurance business.

In respect of other overseas business, reinsurance premium income amounted to RMB335 million in the first half of 2020, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.8%.

In terms of types of reinsurance arrangements and forms of cession, our life and health reinsurance business primarily consisted of treaty reinsurance and proportional reinsurance, respectively.

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The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our life and health reinsurance business by type of reinsurance arrangement for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Type of reinsurance arrangement

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Treaty reinsurance

50,220

99.9

38,145

99.4

Facultative reinsurance

66

0.1

224

0.6

Total

50,286

100.0

38,369

100.0

The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our life and health reinsurance business by form of cession for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Form of cession

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Proportional reinsurance

50,247

99.9

38,332

99.9

Non-proportional reinsurance

39

0.1

37

0.1

Total

50,286

100.0

38,369

100.0

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

In terms of lines of business, our life and health reinsurance business primarily consisted of life insurance, and the business structure remained generally stable.

The following table sets forth the reinsurance premium income from our life and health reinsurance business by line of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Line of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Life

39,121

77.8

29,537

77.0

Health

9,937

19.8

7,384

19.2

Accident

1,228

2.4

1,448

3.8

Total

50,286

100.0

38,369

100.0

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Financial Analysis

The following table sets forth the selected key financial data of our life and health reinsurance segment for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Change (%)

Gross written premiums

50,500

38,427

31.4

Less: premiums ceded to retrocessionaires

(3,274)

(2,319)

41.2

Net written premiums

47,226

36,108

30.8

Changes in unearned premium reserves

(1,163)

(923)

26.0

Net premiums earned

46,063

35,185

30.9

Reinsurance commission income

700

339

106.5

Investment income

3,207

1,953

64.2

Exchange losses, net

(127)

(8)

1,487.5

Other income

924

236

291.5

Total income

50,767

37,705

34.6

Claims and policyholders' benefits

(45,648)

(35,093)

30.1

Handling charges and commissions

(3,295)

(1,304)

152.7

Finance costs

(217)

(170)

27.6

Other operating and administrative expenses

(995)

(766)

29.9

Total benefits, claims and expenses

(50,155)

(37,333)

34.3

Share of profits of associates

500

627

(20.3)

Profit before tax

1,112

999

11.3

Income tax

(237)

(162)

46.3

Net profit

875

837

4.5

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Gross Written Premiums

Gross written premiums for our life and health reinsurance segment increased by 31.4% from RMB38,427 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB50,500 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the growth in the savings- type reinsurance business.

Premiums Ceded to Retrocessionaires

Premiums ceded to retrocessionaires for our life and health reinsurance segment increased by 41.2% from RMB2,319 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB3,274 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the increase in retrocessionaires from the protection-type reinsurance business.

Investment Income

Investment income for our life and health reinsurance segment increased by 64.2% from RMB1,953 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB3,207 million in the first half of 2020. For details of analysis on changes of investment income, please refer to relevant contents in the asset management business segment.

Claims and Policyholders' Benefits

Claims and policyholders' benefits for our life and health reinsurance segment increased by 30.1% from RMB35,093 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB45,648 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the growth in business scale.

Handling Charges and Commissions

Handling charges and commissions for our life and health reinsurance segment increased by 152.7% from RMB1,304 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB3,295 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the growth in the savings-type reinsurance business.

Share of Profits of Associates

Share of profits of associates for our life and health reinsurance segment decreased by 20.3% from RMB627 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB500 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the decrease in profits of associates in the first half of 2020.

Net Profit

As a result of the foregoing reasons, net profit for our life and health reinsurance segment increased by 4.5% from RMB837 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB875 million in the first half of 2020.

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PRIMARY P&C INSURANCE BUSINESS

The business of primary P&C insurance segment refers to the property and casualty insurance business operated by China Continent Insurance.

In the first half of 2020, we deepened the reform and innovation, stuck to high-quality development, devoted ourselves in the implementation of online, digital and intelligent operation, further enhancing our ability of technology-driven and innovation development. In the face of the COVID-19 Pandemic, we adhered to our management policy of "fighting the pandemic and managing the business simultaneously and promoting both", and rapidly developed insurance products for resumption of work and production to help enterprises affected by the pandemic overcome their difficulties. The "Resumption of Work and Safety Insurance" (復工安行保) relieved migrant workers' worries about returning to work and covered more than 200,000 laborers in 15 provinces and cities, while the "Pandemic Prevention Insurance" (防疫保) and "Resumption of Work Insurance" (復工保) alleviated enterprises' worries about labors, providing over 3,500 enterprises with insurance coverage. In addition, the "Enterprise Welfare Insurance" (企福保) addressed small and micro enterprises' concerns, providing risk protection for nearly 1,350 small and micro enterprises. We actively dealt with the market-oriented reform of commercial motor insurance rates and enhanced quality of motor insurance business by increasing the coverage ratio of profitable products and controlling the proportion of high-risk businesses. We consistently optimised the business structure, strived to develop non-motor insurance businesses such as personal health insurance business, so that premium income from non-motor insurance businesses continued to increase. The customer online application platform "China Continent Super APP" was successfully launched, with over 820,000 registered users and the share of monthly active users (MAU) over 40%, providing strong support for business development.

For the first half of 2020, gross written premiums from our primary P&C insurance segment amounted to RMB25,763 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.7% and accounting for 24.9% of gross written premiums of the Group (before inter-segment eliminations), of which the primary premium income was RMB25,469 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.4%. Net profit amounted to RMB798 million, and annualised weighted average return on equity reached 5.80%. The combined ratio was 101.93%, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.07 percentage points. Of this combined ratio, the loss ratio and expense ratio were 57.84% and 44.09% respectively, representing a year-on-year increase of 3.65 percentage points and a year-on- year decrease of 1.58 percentage points respectively. The year-on-year increase in the combined ratio was mainly attributable to the increase in the loss ratio of certain non-motor insurance businesses as a result of the pandemic.

Based on primary premium income of P&C insurance companies in the domestic market in the first half of 2020 published by the CBIRC, the market share of our primary P&C insurance business segment reached 3.53%, basically remaining flat.

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Business Analysis

Analysis by Line of Business

The following table sets forth primary premium income of our primary P&C insurance business by line of business for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Line of business

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Motor

14,238

55.9

13,923

57.6

Accident and short-term health

3,980

15.6

3,775

15.6

Surety

3,252

12.8

2,826

11.7

Liability

1,234

4.8

1,142

4.7

Cargo

786

3.1

529

2.2

Commercial property

710

2.8

725

3.0

Others1

1,269

5.0

1,243

5.2

Total

25,469

100.0

24,163

100.0

Note: 1. Others include, among others, agriculture, engineering, credit, marine hull, household property and specialty insurance.

Motor Insurance. In the first half of 2020, primary premium income from our motor insurance amounted to RMB14,238 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 2.3%. We continued to push forward the strategy of "identifying, controlling and introducing", and launched the "Motor Insurance C Index" online successfully in the first half of the year. By introducing factors such as vehicle factor, people factor, credit factor and driving behaviour factor, we effectively improved our pricing capability and risk selection ability. More than 70% of motor insurance business was related to private cars, and by controlling the proportion of high-risk businesses such as those related to specialty vehicles and trucks, our quality of motor insurance business improved significantly. We effectively increased the average premiums per motor insurance policy and ensured the quality of motor insurance business by increasing policy renewal rate and coverage ratio of profitable products, and promoting the third-party liability insurance to be fully insured and other measures.

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Accident and Short-termHealth Insurance. In the first half of 2020, primary premium income from accident and short-term health insurance amounted to RMB3,980 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 5.4%, of which primary premium income from accident insurance amounted to RMB1,394 million, representing a year-on- year decrease of 32.8%; primary premium income from short-term health insurance (critical illness insurance not included) amounted to RMB1,571 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 24.3%; primary premium income from critical illness insurance amounted to RMB1,015 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 132.3%. We further tapped into the secondary demand of motor insurance clients. Our "Motor + Personal Accident" business and Million Medical Care business maintained rapid growth, and the business structure continued to be optimised. Under strengthened risk management and control, we participated in various livelihood project businesses such as major illness medical insurance for urban and rural residents, nursing care insurance, accident insurance and health insurance for the indigent, and explored the development of home accident insurance and accident insurance of public welfare nature, so as to assume the function of insurance in serving the society.

Surety Insurance. In the first half of 2020, primary premium income from surety insurance amounted to RMB3,252 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 15.1%. We continued to develop the personal loan surety insurance business, and continuously innovated products, channels, technologies and development mode. In the first half of the year, we opened 311 stores/business outlets under the personal loan surety insurance business department, covering 202 cities in 30 provinces (including autonomous regions and municipalities) and with a bad debt ratio of 10.55%. As affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic, the bad debt ratio is higher as compared with the same period of the previous year. We have taken management and control measures such as enhancing client access standards as well as adjusting underwriting and recovery policies, striving to mitigate the risk of bad debts caused by the pandemic.

Liability Insurance. In the first half of 2020, primary premium income from liability insurance amounted to RMB1,234 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 8.1%. We designed and developed new products to meet the profile of the pandemic and launched various product portfolio solutions to provide risk protection for enterprises to resume work and production as soon as possible. We actively responded to new requirements arising from the shift of government functions, developed government rescue liability insurance and government anti- poverty liability insurance, thus maintaining steady growth in liability insurance business as a whole.

Cargo Insurance. In the first half of 2020, primary premium income from cargo insurance amounted to RMB786 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 48.6%. The main reason for the rapid year-on-year increase is that innovative digital traffic businesses, such as the return freight insurance of online shopping, maintained a relatively high growth rate. Meanwhile, traditional cargo insurance acquired some good quality clients which led to steady development.

Commercial Property Insurance. In the first half of 2020, primary premium income from commercial property insurance amounted to RMB710 million, representing a year-on-year decrease of 2.1%. We integrated platform resources within the Group, took full advantage of the technical strengths of professionals in various fields, and undertook four new projects with an insured amount of more than RMB10 billion as chief insurance underwriter. Meanwhile, we innovated and developed products to help small and micro enterprises resume work and production during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Adhering to our core strategy, we further focused on key national themes such as enterprises going global through the Belt and Road Initiative, large-scale clean energy projects and "Insurance + Services".

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Analysis by Business Channel

The following table sets forth primary premium income from our primary P&C insurance business by business channel for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Business channel

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Insurance agents

15,263

59.9

14,198

58.8

Of which: Individual insurance agents

9,706

38.1

8,291

34.3

Ancillary insurance agencies

1,645

6.5

1,917

8.0

Professional insurance agencies

3,912

15.4

3,990

16.5

Direct sales

8,123

31.9

7,532

31.2

Insurance brokers

2,083

8.2

2,433

10.0

Total

25,469

100.0

24,163

100.0

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Analysis by Region

The following table sets forth primary premium income from our primary P&C insurance business by region for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Region

2020

2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Shanghai

4,429

17.4

4,064

16.8

Zhejiang

2,101

8.2

1,753

7.3

Yunnan

1,833

7.2

1,484

6.1

Shandong

1,359

5.3

1,253

5.2

Inner Mongolia

1,156

4.5

1,035

4.3

Jiangxi

996

3.9

863

3.6

Henan

927

3.6

839

3.5

Guangdong

887

3.5

1,075

4.4

Hunan

799

3.1

757

3.1

Chongqing

797

3.1

612

2.5

Others

10,185

40.0

10,428

43.2

Total

25,469

100.0

24,163

100.0

Combined Ratio

The following table sets forth the loss ratio, expense ratio and combined ratio of our primary P&C insurance business for the reporting periods indicated:

For the six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Loss ratio (%)

57.84

54.19

Expense ratio (%)1

44.09

45.67

Combined ratio (%)

101.93

99.86

Note: 1. The calculation of the expense ratio takes into account the effect of government grants.

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Financial Analysis

The following table sets forth the selected key financial data of our primary P&C insurance segment for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Change (%)

Gross written premiums

25,763

24,379

5.7

Less: premiums ceded to reinsurers

(2,696)

(2,137)

26.2

Net written premiums

23,067

22,242

3.7

Changes in unearned premium reserves

(1,466)

(2,823)

(48.1)

Net premiums earned

21,601

19,419

11.2

Reinsurance commission income

930

712

30.6

Investment income

1,566

1,004

56.0

Exchange gains, net

29

1

2,800.0

Other income

691

358

93.0

Total income

24,817

21,494

15.5

Claims and policyholders' benefits

(12,542)

(10,514)

19.3

Handling charges and commissions

(3,434)

(3,035)

13.1

Finance costs

(90)

(84)

7.1

Other operating and administrative expenses

(7,717)

(6,981)

10.5

Total benefits, claims and expenses

(23,783)

(20,614)

15.4

Share of profits of associates

1

112

(99.1)

Profit before tax

1,035

992

4.3

Income tax

(237)

(152)

55.9

Net profit

798

840

(5.0)

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Gross Written Premiums

Gross written premiums for our primary P&C insurance segment increased by 5.7% from RMB24,379 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB25,763 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the growth of motor insurance business and rapid growth of non-motor insurance businesses including personal loan surety insurance, cargo insurance, etc.

Premiums Ceded to Reinsurers

Premiums ceded to reinsurers for our primary P&C insurance segment increased by 26.2% from RMB2,137 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB2,696 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the relatively rapid growth in non-motor insurance businesses which led to a corresponding increase in premiums ceded to reinsurers.

Reinsurance Commission Income

Reinsurance commission income for our primary P&C insurance segment increased by 30.6% from RMB712 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB930 million in the first half of 2020, which was basically in line with the increase in premiums ceded to reinsurers.

Investment Income

Investment income for our primary P&C insurance segment increased by 56.0% from RMB1,004 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB1,566 million in the first half of 2020. For details of analysis on changes of investment income, please refer to relevant contents in asset management business segment.

Claims and Policyholders' Benefits

Claims and policyholders' benefits for our primary P&C insurance segment increased by 19.3% from RMB10,514 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB12,542 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to the rise of loss ratio for certain non-motor insurance businesses as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Handling Charges and Commissions

Handling charges and commissions for our primary P&C insurance segment increased by 13.1% from RMB3,035 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB3,434 million in the first half of 2020, mainly due to effective implementation of the "Non-motor" development strategy which led to a further climb in the share of premium income from the non-motor insurance businesses.

Net Profit

As a result of the foregoing reasons, net profit for our primary P&C insurance segment decreased by 5.0% from RMB840 million in the first half of 2019 to RMB798 million in the first half of 2020.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

ASSET MANAGEMENT BUSINESS

In the first half of 2020, due to the severe impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic, global economy experienced phased recession while financial markets became more volatile amidst increasing uncertainty and instability. Under normalised pandemic prevention and control, domestic economy and social order restored in an orderly manner, and the economy still remained resilient with new drivers of development continuing growing. In the first half of the year, domestic stock markets and overseas markets showed differentiation in that the former performed significantly better than the latter; bond yields first declined and then rose, showing increased volatility.

As at the end of the Reporting Period, balance of assets under the management of the Group amounted to RMB312,902 million, of which the balance of total investment assets of the Group was RMB290,736 million, representing an increase of 11.0% from the end of the previous year; the balance of investment assets under the management of China Re AMC was RMB256,209 million.

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Investment Portfolio

The following table sets forth the portfolio of China Re Group's total investment assets as at the dates indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

Investment assets

As at 30 June 2020

As at 31 December 2019

Amount

Percentage (%)

Amount

Percentage (%)

Cash and short-term time deposits

16,930

5.8

20,262

7.7

Fixed-income investments

216,410

74.5

182,555

69.7

Time deposits

16,271

5.6

3,907

1.5

Bonds

130,599

45.0

113,658

43.4

Government bonds

11,221

3.9

8,972

3.5

Financial bonds

19,998

6.9

19,723

7.5

Enterprise (corporate) bonds

91,578

31.5

75,729

28.9

Subordinated bonds

7,802

2.7

9,234

3.5

Investments classified as loans

and receivables

43,539

15.0

43,727

16.7

Other fixed-income investments1

26,001

8.9

21,263

8.1

Equity and investment funds

53,579

18.4

48,139

18.4

Investment funds2

24,847

8.6

21,565

8.3

Stocks

20,487

7.0

18,589

7.1

Embedded derivatives

-

-

40

0.05

Unlisted equity shares3

8,245

2.8

7,945

3.0

Other investments

32,613

11.2

32,365

12.4

Investments in associates

24,353

8.4

24,062

9.2

Others4

8,260

2.8

8,303

3.2

Less: securities sold under

agreements to repurchase

(28,796)

(9.9)

(21,488)

(8.2)

Total investment assets

290,736

100.0

261,833

100.0

Notes: 1. Primarily including financial assets held under resale agreements, statutory deposits and reinsurers' share of policy loans and others.

  1. Including monetary funds and the senior tranche of structured index funds.
  2. Including assets management products, unlisted equity investments and equity investment schemes.
  3. Including investment properties, currency swaps, etc.
  4. The data shown herein is a result of rounding, and the actual number is 0.015%.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

In terms of investment management, by adhering to the philosophy of value investment and long-term investment while insisting on the strategy of seeking progress in stability and balanced configuration, we continued to optimise our asset allocation structure and flexibly responded to the complicated economic and financial situation in a low interest rate environment. In terms of fixed income investment, we made great efforts to play the role of a "ballast" by flexibly capturing the allocation pattern and duration strategy to increase our allocation of high-grade assets such as bank deposits, local government bonds, policy bank bonds and high-quality financial products to secure stable sources of income. For equity investment, we continued to leverage the long-term capital advantage of insurance funds by holding additional products with long-term investment value and higher dividend yield, deployed projects of high-quality unlisted equities and funds, and actively seized opportunities of highly volatile markets to optimise our position structure and secure excess investment returns.

In terms of risk management, (1) we optimised online operation and risk monitoring during the period of the pandemic to ensure agile response to risks while maintaining stable operation; (2) we paid close attention to the impact of the pandemic and the change in financial markets, utilised scenario analysis and stress testing, strengthened monitoring and early warning of market risk exposure to prevent market risks and liquidity risks caused by significant market fluctuations, and enhanced the ability to respond to extremely risky conditions; (3) we kept refining our credit risk management mechanism, strengthening penetrative risk management of major projects before and after investment, and improving the prospective, pertinent and effective risk management;

  1. we strengthened concentration management of investments and strictly controlled large risk exposures; and
  2. we continued to improve the investment risk management mechanism, enhanced the risk assessment system, consolidated the comprehensive risk management structure for "full coverage, whole course management and whole staff engagement". Currently, overall risks are stable and controllable.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

As at the end of the Reporting Period, our significant investments held mainly include China Re - Bairong World Trade Center Real Estate Debt Investment Scheme, investments in associates, namely China Everbright Bank and Great Wall Asset, and investment in the real estate of the Shanghai Fuyuan Landmark Plaza Project.

On 23 June 2016, China Re AMC initiated to establish China Re - Bairong World Trade Center Real Estate Debt Investment Scheme with a term of 11 years. The subscription amount by China Re P&C, China Re Life and China Continent Insurance was RMB8,000 million in total. A principal of RMB1,540 million in total for such scheme was repaid on 27 June 2017, 27 June 2018, 27 June 2019, 30 July 2019 and 20 December 2019, respectively.

In the first half of 2020, China Everbright Bank recorded stable growth in revenue and the profit growth was in line with the market expectation. As at the end of the Reporting Period, China Re Group held approximately 4.42% equity interest in China Everbright Bank in aggregate. China Everbright Bank is expected to bring us long-term and stable investment returns in the future.

Against the backdrop of the COVID-19 Pandemic coupled with downward growth rate of the macro-economy, the size of new business for acquisition of non-performing assets by Great Wall Asset has slowed down compared with previous years, but it has recently tended to return to normal gradually with improvement in the status of the pandemic. Going forward, Great Wall Asset will firmly focus on the business philosophy of resolving financial risks and supporting the real economy to increase business expansion along with improving efficiency. It is expected to create stable returns for shareholders in the future. As of the end of the Reporting Period, China Re P&C and China Continent Insurance respectively held 3.64% and 2.86% equity interest in Great Wall Asset, that is China Re Group held 6.5% of Great Wall Asset's equity share in aggregate.

On 15 December 2018, China Continent Insurance entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Shanghai Fuyuan Binjiang Development Co. Ltd., to acquire a property at a consideration of approximately RMB3,085 million, payable in cash. The property is Building No. 1 (the address is No. 6 Lane 38, Yuanshen Road) of the Shanghai Fuyuan Landmark Plaza Project located at the land plot Nos. 04-4 of Huangpu Riverbank Unit E10, Pudong New District, Shanghai, the PRC. The property is an investment property for commercial use and is an impermanent self-owned property of the Group. As at the end of the Reporting Period, 90% of the transaction price of the project has been paid, amounting to RMB2,777 million in total. The project is now completed and delivered.

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Investment Performance

The following table sets forth the relevant information on investment income of China Re Group for the reporting periods indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages

For the six months ended 30 June

Investment income

2020

2019

Cash and fixed-income investments

4,515

4,305

Interest income

4,718

4,241

Realised gains

85

54

Unrealised (losses)/gains

(182)

10

Impairment losses

(106)

-

Equity and investment funds

2,224

818

Dividend income

686

628

Realised gains/(losses)

1,702

(144)

Unrealised gains

49

485

Impairment losses

(213)

(151)

Other investments

1,086

1,224

Net investment income from investment in associates

815

1,158

Other gains1

271

66

Less: interest expenses on securities sold under

agreements to repurchase

(260)

(188)

Total investment income2

7,565

6,159

Annualised total investment yield (%)2

5.48

5.19

Net investment income3

6,407

6,027

Annualised net investment yield (%)3

4.64

5.07

Notes: 1. Including gains or losses from changes in fair value of derivative financial instruments, realised gains or losses from derivative financial instruments and rental income of investment properties.

  1. Total investment income = Investment income + share of profits of associates - interest expenses on securities sold under agreements to repurchase;
    Annualised total investment yield = Total investment income ÷ average of total investment assets as at the beginning and end of the period x 2;
    Investment assets = cash and short-term time deposits + financial assets at fair value through profit or loss + financial assets held under resale agreements + time deposits + available-for-sale financial assets + held-to-maturity investments + investments classified as loans and receivables + reinsurers' share of policy loans + investments in associates + statutory deposits + derivative financial instruments + investment properties - securities sold under agreements to repurchase.
  2. Net investment income = interest income + dividend income + rental income + share of profits of associates; Annualised net investment yield = Net investment income ÷ average of total investment assets as at the beginning and end of the period x 2.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

In the first half of 2020, the Group's total investment income was RMB7,565 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 22.8%, and the net investment income was RMB6,407 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 6.3%. The increase in our investment income was mainly due to (1) the relatively rapid growth in the scale of our total investment assets, which was mainly derived from premium cash inflows and the accumulation of investment income; and (2) the active seizure of the opportunity of capital market volatility to obtain excess investment income, while benefiting from the recovery of the A-share capital market and the good performance of the investment income of public market varieties. The annualised total investment yield was 5.48%, representing a year-on-year increase of 0.29 percentage points, and the annualised net investment yield was 4.64%, representing a year-on-year decrease of 0.43 percentage points.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

INSURANCE INTERMEDIARY BUSINESS

Insurance intermediary business refers to the insurance intermediary business operated by Huatai Insurance Agency and its subsidiary, Huatai Surveyors & Adjusters Company. In the first half of 2020, against a general environment of intensifying competition and tightening regulatory policies in the insurance intermediary market, we insisted on our general strategy of "market-oriented development, institutionalised management and professional service" with channels as the core, collaboration as the booster and innovation as the driving force, continuously promoting our "Going Out" marketing strategy, synergetic development, innovative development and refined management.

Facing the impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on business development, we coordinated our efforts in pandemic prevention and operation management, and carried out the "Fight the 'Pandemic' • Sprint for '6.30' (戰「疫」行動

  • 衝刺「6.30)" activities, realising quick rebound and ongoing improvement in business development.

In the first half of 2020, revenue from insurance intermediary business amounted to RMB162 million, representing

  1. year-on-yeardecrease of 6.4%. Profit before tax amounted to RMB2.46 million, representing a year-on-year increase of 17.7%.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

SOLVENCY

The following table sets forth the relevant data of the Group, the Group Company and major reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries of the Group as at the dates indicated:

Unit: in RMB millions, except for percentages 30 June 31 December

2020 2019

China Re Group

Core capital

92,933

88,316

5.2

Available capital

101,929

97,311

4.7

Minimum capital

53,194

46,579

14.2

Core solvency adequacy ratio (%)

175

190

Decrease of 15 percentage points

Aggregated solvency adequacy ratio (%)

192

209

Decrease of 17 percentage points

Group Company

Core capital

70,037

72,497

(3.4)

Available capital

70,037

72,497

(3.4)

Minimum capital

14,650

12,917

13.4

Core solvency adequacy ratio (%)

478

561

Decrease of 83 percentage points

Aggregated solvency adequacy ratio (%)

478

561

Decrease of 83 percentage points

China Re P&C

Core capital

20,956

20,084

4.3

Available capital

24,955

24,083

3.6

Minimum capital

11,784

11,025

6.9

Core solvency adequacy ratio (%)

178

182

Decrease of 4 percentage points

Aggregated solvency adequacy ratio (%)

212

218

Decrease of 7 percentage points

China Re Life

Core capital

33,760

26,253

28.6

Available capital

38,757

31,250

24.0

Minimum capital

18,135

14,691

23.4

Core solvency adequacy ratio (%)

186

179

Increase of 7 percentage points

Aggregated solvency adequacy ratio (%)

214

213

Increase of 1 percentage point

China Continent Insurance

Core capital

26,913

26,226

2.6

Available capital

26,913

26,226

2.6

Minimum capital

7,695

7,063

8.9

Core solvency adequacy ratio (%)

350

371

Decrease of 22 percentage points

Aggregated solvency adequacy ratio (%)

350

371

Decrease of 22 percentage points

Notes: 1. Core solvency adequacy ratio = core capital ÷ minimum capital; Aggregated solvency adequacy ratio = available capital ÷ minimum capital.

  1. Due to rounding adjustments, figures shown may not be arithmetic aggregation of the figures preceding them.
  2. The solvency-related data as at 30 June 2020 has not been audited or reviewed by the Company's auditors.
  3. The data of the Group Company, China Re P&C, China Re Life and China Continent Insurance is the same as the data submitted to the CBIRC.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

As at the end of the Reporting Period, the Group, the Group Company and each of the reinsurance and insurance subsidiaries of the Group were all in compliance with the regulatory requirement regarding their respective solvency. Compared with the end of 2019, the consolidated solvency adequacy ratio of China Re Group decreased, mainly due to the overall increased business of the Group. In particular, the solvency adequacy ratio of the Group Company had a relative large decrease mainly due to the changes in the retrocession arrangement within the Group. The solvency adequacy ratio of China Re P&C and China Re Life generally remained stable and that of China Continent Insurance decreased, mainly due to business growth.

According to the requirements of The Solvency Regulatory Rules (Nos. 1-17) for Insurance Companies ( 保險 公司償付能力監管規則(1-17)), the "Summary of Solvency Reports" as of the end of the second quarter of

2020 of the Group Company and its subsidiaries, namely China Re P&C, China Re Life and China Continent Insurance, will be disclosed on their official websites respectively and the website of Insurance Association of China in due course. Shareholders and investors are advised by the Board to pay attention to the following key operation indicators extracted from the Summary of Solvency Reports as of the end of the second quarter of 2020:

Unit: in RMB millions

Entity

China

Group

China Re

China Re

Continent

Indicators

Company

P&C

Life

Insurance

As at 30 June 2020

Net assets

57,971

20,996

18,504

28,017

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

Insurance income

3,678

20,696

45,492

25,763

Net profit

480

741

1,132

765

Notes: 1. As the consolidated scope is larger than these four companies and affected by offsetting factors when calculating the consolidated net profit of the Group, the consolidated net profit of the Group is not equal to the sum of net profits of these four companies.

2. The relevant data as at 30 June 2020 in the Summary of Solvency Reports of the Group Company, China Re P&C, China Re Life and China Continent Insurance is the same as the data submitted to the CBIRC, which is not audited or reviewed by the auditors of the Company.

For viewing of the Summary of Solvency Report for the second quarter, shareholders and potential investors can visit the official websites of the Company at http://www.chinare.com.cn, China Re P&C at http://www.cpcr.com.cn, China Re Life at http://www.chinalifere.cn and China Continent Insurance at http://www.ccic-net.com.cn, or the website of Insurance Association of China at http://www.iachina.cn for enquiries.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

EXCHANGE RATE FLUCTUATION RISK

Substantial amount of assets and liabilities of the Group are denominated in Renminbi, but certain assets and liabilities are denominated in Hong Kong dollars, US dollars and other foreign currencies. The fluctuations of the value of Renminbi against such currencies expose us to foreign exchange risks. We control the adverse impacts of the fluctuations of exchange rates through enhancing management of the assets and liabilities matching in different currencies, keeping foreign exchange positions under control and using foreign currency hedging instruments appropriately. As at 30 June 2020, the Group held currency swaps of RMB500 million (31 December 2019: RMB411 million).

DETAILS OF ASSETS CHARGED AND BANK BORROWINGS

As at 30 June 2020, the bonds with a carrying amount of RMB28,796 million (31 December 2019: RMB26,421 million) were deposited in the collateral pool for the securities sold under agreements to repurchase by the Group. Securities sold under agreements to repurchase are generally repurchased within three months from the date the securities are sold.

As at 30 June 2020, the Group held an unsecured short-term borrowing of GBP20 million with a coupon rate of Libor plus 1.85%, which will be repayable within one year; and unsecured short-term borrowings of RMB30 million and RMB70 million with a coupon rate of 4.5% and 8.5%, respectively, which will be repayable within one year.

As at 30 June 2020, the Group held a long-term borrowing of USD550 million with a coupon rate of 4.7%, and the term is 60 months.

CONTINGENCIES

As at 30 June 2020, the Group had issued the following guarantees:

As at 30 June 2020, the Group Company provided maritime guarantee of RMB2,661 million (31 December 2019: RMB2,937 million) for domestic and overseas ship mutual insurance associations or overseas insurance institutions which provided 100% of counter guarantee for the aforesaid maritime guarantee.

As at 30 June 2020, the Group Company provided letter of credit for Lloyd's to support China Re Syndicate 2088's underwriting business of GBP100 million (31 December 2019: GBP100 million).

As at 30 June 2020, CRIH provided letter of credit for Lloyd's to support Syndicate 1084 and Syndicate 1176's underwriting business of GBP300 million (31 December 2019: GBP300 million).

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

EMPLOYEES

As of 30 June 2020, China Re Group had a total of 70,248 employees. The Group's staff remuneration comprises three components, namely basic salary, performance bonus and benefits and subsidies. We always uphold the guidance of "combining the market practice with the real situation of China Re", follow the distribution concept of "giving priority to the front-line staff, the front office staff, the core backbones and the best-performing staff", and have established a fair, competitive and motivating remuneration system. We have established an enterprise annuity plan and a supplementary medical insurance plan to provide employees with more comprehensive benefits, which plays an important role in attracting, motivating and retaining talents.

The Group is devoted to realising a win-win situation between corporate development and employee improvement, and has fully implemented talent protection to train young employees, backbone talents, and core talents in a targeted manner, in which we have increased investment in talent cultivation, strengthened employee career planning management, cleared the obstacles on the career growth channels, and established a talent training system with our characteristics through multi-level training, internal rotation and exchange, and overseas training to create a high-quality, professional and international team of employees.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

MAJOR EVENTS

Material Connected Transactions

During the Reporting Period, the Group did not conduct any connected transaction that is subject to the reporting, announcement or independent shareholders' approval requirements under Chapter 14A of the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

In addition, the related-party transactions set out in Note 38 to the financial statements do not constitute the connected transactions under the Hong Kong Listing Rules. Therefore, they do not need to comply with the requirements of reporting, announcement or independent shareholders' approval under Chapter 14A of the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

Use of Proceeds

The Company's shares were listed and traded on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on 26 October 2015. The total proceeds from the initial public offering (including the partial exercise of the over-allotment option as stated in the Prospectus) amounted to approximately HKD16,392 million. As of 30 June 2020, the invested proceeds from the initial public offering of the Company amounted to HKD10,044 million, of which:

  1. HKD7,600 million was used for the capital increase of the subsidiaries and overseas branches of the Company;
  2. HKD876 million was used for the payment of underwriting expenses of initial public offering and general corporate purposes; and
  3. HKD1,568 million was used to pay the consideration for acquisition of subsidiaries by the Company. During the Reporting Period, the Company has not utilised the proceeds.

As of the end of the Reporting Period, the balance of the proceeds from the Company's initial public offering amounted to HKD6,348 million, of which: SGD20 million (equivalent to approximately HKD111 million if calculated at the central parity rate of Renminbi against SGD and Hong Kong dollars as announced by the State Administration of Foreign Exchange on 30 June 2020) was proposed to be used for the continuous increase of registered working capital of Singapore Branch, which has been approved by regulatory authorities; and the remaining proceeds will be used for the purposes as disclosed in the Prospectus, which are continuously supporting the Company's solvency and international rating to uphold business development. Considering the capital and operation conditions of the Company, currently there is no specific utilisation plan for the remaining proceeds.

Undertakings of the Company and Controlling Shareholder Given or Effective during the Reporting Period

During the Reporting Period, the Company and Central Huijin, the controlling shareholder, complied with the undertakings made by them as set out in the Prospectus. For details of the relevant undertakings, please refer to the sections headed "Substantial Shareholders" and "Share Capital" in the Prospectus.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

PROSPECTS

China Re Group will adhere to the drivers of "platform operation, technology advancement and globalisation", implement the operation policy of "stabilising growth, adjusting structure, controlling risk, and increasing profitability" and actively cope with the new market changes and new regulatory requirements while striving to intensity refined management and technology empowerment so as to achieve high-quality development.

For the P&C reinsurance business, we will continue to facilitate the transformation and upgrading of our operating mode, optimise the customer service system and vigorously promote technology empowerment and innovation driven development. We will strengthen our advantages in traditional businesses, expand the business deployment in emerging fields, actively cultivate and develop new businesses and put effort in creating new growth momentum. We will also establish a reinsurance ecosystem, expand the industrial chain and cooperation network and enhance our development capabilities. We will adhere to being customer-centric, enhance the promotion of customised and professional service solutions and improve our customer service standard and quality. We will also facilitate the in-depth integration of overseas business, enhance domestic and overseas business collaboration and strengthen international business risk management to promote the high-quality development of overseas business. We will continuously facilitate the technology upgrade of catastrophe modeling framework and promote its commercial application, expand the application of artificial intelligence and blockchain technology in operation and management and continuously improve the innovation ability of technology application.

For the life and health reinsurance business, we will adhere to our strategic focus, actively promote supply- side reforms such as products and services by focusing on major development opportunities such as the digital transformation of the industry, health insurance development and health industry integration, carefully evaluate business development strategies in a low interest rate environment, and actively pay attention to industry policies and risk events. Focusing on "Data+" and "Product+", we will vigorously expand business scale of the protection- type business, explore policy opportunities such as new critical illnesses and long-term medical care, innovate and upgrade product development and service integration, as well as continue to strengthen risk prevention and management to ensure high-quality development of the protection-type business. We will strictly control operating cost, enhance the asset-liability management, utilise our advantages of "(domestic and overseas) dual-markets" and "(business and investment) dual-platforms" to achieve the collaborative development of savings-type reinsurance business in domestic and overseas markets. We will meet our customers' needs, manage the existing business and develop new business, and develop the financial reinsurance business with innovative solutions under the principles of risk control and priority to benefit.

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MANAGEMENT DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

For the primary P&C insurance business, we will continuously optimise product structure, improve efficiency, reduce costs to further consolidate our market position. In respect of the motor insurance, we will continuously put efforts in the technology empowerment and refined management, actively respond to the comprehensive reform of motor insurance, optimise the renewal and claims process, strengthen the cost management and control and improve the business quality. In respect of the non-motor insurance, we will enhance operation capabilities, strengthen risk management and control, continue to deepen the "Non-motor" strategy, strive to make breakthroughs and achieve balanced development in policy-related and profitable insurance types. We will further promote the "China Continent Super APP" customer online application platform and continue to promote the in-depth implementation of the customer-oriented comprehensive operation model. We will fully enhance the abilities of online operation, digitisation and intelligent technology application, strengthen the abilities of technology innovation and application and facilitate strategic transformation, so as to build a brand new model for customer management.

For the asset management business, we will continue to follow the orientation of professionalisation, marketisation and internationalisation to comprehensively enhance our strategic positioning, asset and liability synergy and institutionalised investment capabilities. We will adhere to a steady and prudent investment concept and strengthen our judgement on the key factors such as the economic situation, market environment and interest rate trends, aiming to optimise the dynamic asset allocation mechanism and strengthen the refined management of various types of assets. Sticking to comprehensive risk management, we will improve our risk assessment system and enhance our capabilities to cope with extreme risks. We will keep tapping into the potential of business synergy with the main insurance businesses and make due efforts to develop third-party business to support the high-quality development of China Re Group.

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OTHER INFORMATION

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

The Company has adopted the Corporate Governance Code as its corporate governance code. During the Reporting Period, the Company has been in compliance with the code provisions stipulated in the Corporate Governance Code and adopted recommended best practices under appropriate circumstances.

SECURITIES TRANSACTIONS

During the Reporting Period, the Company has adopted the Model Code for Securities Transactions as its own code in respect of dealings in securities by the Directors and Supervisors. Having made enquiries by the Company, all the Directors and Supervisors confirmed that they had complied with the standards set out in the Model Code for Securities Transactions during the Reporting Period.

INDEPENDENT NONEXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

The Company has appointed a sufficient number of independent non-executive Directors who have appropriate professional qualifications or accounting or related financial management expertise as required under the Hong Kong Listing Rules. The Company has appointed four independent non-executive Directors in total, namely Mr. Hao Yansu, Mr. Li Sanxi, Ms. Mok Kam Sheung and Ms. Jiang Bo.

INTERIM DIVIDEND

The Company does not declare interim dividend for the six months ended 30 June 2020.

PURCHASE, SALE OR REDEMPTION OF LISTED SECURITIES

During the Reporting Period, the Company or any of its subsidiaries has not purchased, sold or redeemed any listed securities of the Company or its subsidiaries.

SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS' AND OTHER PERSONS' INTERESTS OR SHORT POSITIONS IN SHARES OR UNDERLYING SHARES OF THE COMPANY

As at the end of the Reporting Period, to the knowledge of the Directors, the following persons (other than the Directors, Supervisors or chief executive of the Company) had interests or short positions in the shares or underlying shares of the Company which would fall to be disclosed to the Company and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange pursuant to the provisions of Divisions 2 and 3 of Part XV of the SFO and were recorded in the register required to be kept by the Company pursuant to Section 336 of the SFO, or were, either directly or indirectly, interested in 5% or more of the nominal value of any class of share capital.

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OTHER INFORMATION

Approximate

Approximate

percentage of

percentage of

relevant class

Nature of

Number

interests of the

of shares of the

Name of shareholders

interest and capacity

Class

of shares

Company (%)

Company (%)

Central Huijin Investment Ltd.

Beneficial owner

Domestic share

30,397,852,350

71.56

84.91

(Long position)

Ministry of Finance of the PRC

Beneficial owner

Domestic share

4,862,285,131

11.45

13.58

(Long position)

Great Wall Pan Asia International

Beneficial owner

H share

431,050,000

1.01

6.45

Investment Co., Ltd.

(Long position)

BlackRock, Inc.

Interest of controlled

H share

413,956,365

0.97

6.20

corporations

(Long position)

Notes: 1. The information disclosed above was mainly based on the information provided on the website of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange at www.hkexnews.hk.

  1. According to Section 336 of the SFO, shareholders of the Company are required to file disclosure of interests forms when certain criteria are fulfilled. When the shareholdings of the shareholders in the Company change, it is not necessary for the shareholders to notify the Company and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange unless certain criteria are fulfilled. Therefore, the latest shareholdings of the shareholders in the Company may be different from the shareholdings filed with the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
  2. Great Wall Pan Asia International Investment Co., Ltd. is the wholly-owned subsidiary of China Great Wall Asset Management Corporation in Hong Kong.
  3. BlackRock, Inc. holds equity interest in the shares of the Company through the companies controlled or indirectly controlled by it.

Save as disclosed above, as at the end of the Reporting Period, to the knowledge of the Directors, no other person (other than the Directors, Supervisors or chief executive of the Company) had any interest or short position in the shares or underlying shares of the Company which are required to be disclosed or recorded in the register to be kept by the Company under Section 336 of the SFO.

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OTHER INFORMATION

DIRECTORS', SUPERVISORS' AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE'S INTEREST IN SHARES

As at the end of the Reporting Period, none of the Directors, Supervisors or chief executive of the Company, upon the listing of H shares, had any interest and/or short position in the shares or debentures of the Company or any of its associated corporations (within the meaning of Part XV of the SFO) which are required to be notified to the Company and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange pursuant to Divisions 7 and 8 of Part XV of the SFO (including the interest and/or short position taken or deemed to be held under the relevant provisions of the SFO), or are required to be notified to the Company and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the Model Code for Securities Transactions upon the listing of H shares, or are required to be recorded in the register required to be kept by the Company under Section 352 of the SFO.

C H A N G E S O F D I R E C T O R S , S U P E R V I S O R S A N D S E N I O R MANAGEMENT AND THEIR INFORMATION

Changes of Directors and Their Information

During the Reporting Period, there was no change of the Directors or their information required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 13.51B(1) of the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

Changes of Supervisors and Their Information

Name

Original Position

Present Position

Changes of Biographies

Zhang Hong

Chairman of the Board of

Nil

Ceased to be the Chairman

Supervisors, Supervisor

of the Board of Supervisors and

Supervisor since July 2020.

For details of Mr. Zhang Hong's cessation, please refer to the announcement of the Company dated 13 July 2020.

Save as the above, during the Reporting Period, there was no other change of the Supervisors or their information required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 13.51B(1) of the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

Changes of Senior Management and Their Information

During the Reporting Period, there was no change of the senior management of the Company or their information required to be disclosed in accordance with Rule 13.51B(1) of the Hong Kong Listing Rules.

REVIEW OF INTERIM REPORT

The Group's 2020 interim financial information prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards has been reviewed by PricewaterhouseCoopers. The Group's interim report has been reviewed by the Audit Committee of the Board.

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EMBEDDED VALUE

To the Directors of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation

Dear Sirs,

Independent Actuarial Consultants' Report on Embedded Value of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation

China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (the "Group Company", the "Company") has retained Deloitte Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch to quantify and report on embedded value of the Group Company's and its subsidiaries' ("China Re Group", the "Group") life and health reinsurance business, covering the life and health reinsurance business of the Group Company and all business of China Life Reinsurance Company Limited ("China Re Life") and China Reinsurance (Hong Kong) Company Limited ("China Re HK") ("the Covered Business") as at 30 June 2020. The task is undertaken by Deloitte Actuarial and Insurance Solutions of Deloitte Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch ("Deloitte Consulting", "we").

The report summarises the scope of work carried out by Deloitte Consulting, basis of report, reliance and limitations, valuation methodologies and results.

Scope of Work

The scope of our work is summarised as follows:

  • Quantifying embedded value of China Re Group as at 30 June 2020;
  • Quantifying value of one year's new business underwritten by the Group during the 12 months prior to 30
    June 2020;
  • Reviewing the assumptions used for embedded value and value of one year's new business valuation as at 30
    June 2020;
  • Performing sensitivity tests of value of in-force business and value of one year's new business under alternative assumptions.

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Basis of Report, Reliance and Limitation

This report has been prepared by Deloitte Consulting solely for the information and use of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation for the purpose set out in the introduction of this report, including the valuation and reporting under the requirements of "Guidance on Actuarial Practice: Valuation of Embedded Value for Life and Health Insurance" published by the China Association of Actuaries and industry practice for publicly listed companies in Hong Kong. Accordingly, we accept no responsibility or liability to any other party.

In performing our work, we have relied upon the accuracy and completeness of the audited and unaudited data and information provided verbally and in writing by, or on behalf of, China Re Group for periods up to 30 June 2020.

The calculation of embedded value is based on a range of assumptions on future operations and investment performance. Many of these assumptions cannot be controlled by China Re Group. They are affected by internal and external factors. Hence the actual experience may deviate from these assumptions.

On behalf of

Deloitte Consulting (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Beijing Branch

Eric Lu

Yu Jiang

FIAA, FCAA

FSA, FCAA

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EMBEDDED VALUE

1. Definitions and Methodology

1.1 Definitions

A number of specific terminologies are used in this report. They are defined as follows:

  • Embedded Value ("EV"): this is the sum of the adjusted net worth and value of in-force business less the cost of required capital as at the valuation date;
  • Adjusted Net Worth ("ANW"): this is the fair value of assets attributable to shareholders in excess of liabilities of the Covered Business as at the valuation date;
  • Value of In-forceBusiness ("VIF"): this is the present value of future cash flows attributable to shareholders arising from the in-force business and the corresponding assets as at the valuation date. The assets contributing to the cash flows are those supporting the corresponding liabilities of in-force business;
  • Cost of Required Capital ("CoC"): this is defined as the amount of capital required from shareholders at the valuation date and the present value of future movements of such capital (end of period value less start of period value), and the calculation should take into account the after-tax investment earnings on the assets backing such required capital;
  • Value of One Year's New Business ("1-yearVNB"): this is equal to the present value as at the policy issue dates of the future cash flows attributable to shareholders from the business accepted during the 12 months prior to the valuation date and the corresponding assets. The assets contributing to the cash flows are those supporting the corresponding liabilities of the business accepted.

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1.2 Methodology

Based on "Guidance on Actuarial Practice: Valuation of Embedded Value for Life and Health Insurance" issued by the China Association of Actuaries ("CAA") in November 2016 and industry practice for publicly listed companies in Hong Kong, we determined the embedded value and the value of one year's new business.

In this report, embedded value of China Re Group is defined as the sum of adjusted net worth of the Group and VIF of the Covered Business after the cost of required capital.

Since the Group does not hold 100% of all companies within it. ANW has excluded minority interests. As China Re Life and China Re HK are 100% owned by the Group, all of those VIF are included in the reported EV valuation results.

The adjusted net worth at the valuation date is defined as the sum of below two items:

  • Net asset value of China Re Group on a consolidated basis with allowance for the reserve difference between PRC GAAP basis and EV basis for the Covered Business;
  • The asset value adjustments, which reflect the after-taxdifference of market value and book value for certain relevant assets, together with the relevant adjustments to liabilities.

Value of in-force business after the cost of required capital is the present value of future cash flows attributable to shareholders arising from the in-force business and the corresponding assets as at the valuation date, less the amount of capital required from shareholders at the valuation date and the present value of future movements of such capital (end of period value less start of period value). The calculation of cost of required capital should take into account the after-tax investment earnings on the assets backing such required capital.

Value of one year's new business after the cost of required capital is the present value as at the policy issue dates of the future cash flows attributable to shareholders from the business accepted during the 12 months prior to the valuation date and the corresponding assets, less the amount of capital supporting the corresponding new business required from shareholders at the policy issue date and the present value of future movements of such capital (end of period value less start of period value). The renewal for short-term reinsurance business with policy term of underlying policies less than or equal to one year is not included in the new business.

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2. Results Summary

The embedded value and value of one year's new business results as at 30 June 2020 and the corresponding results as at prior valuation date are summarised as below:

Table 2.1 EV as at 30 June 2020 and 31 December 2019

(Unit: in RMB millions)

Valuation Date

30 June 2020

31 December 2019

Embedded Value

Adjusted Net Worth

93,102

91,031

Value of In-force Business before CoC

13,900

10,880

Cost of Required Capital

(4,692)

(3,458)

Value of In-force Business after CoC

9,208

7,422

Embedded Value

102,310

98,453

Of which:

ANW of the life and health reinsurance business

22,396

20,462

VIF after CoC of the life and health reinsurance business

9,042

7,259

EV of the life and health reinsurance business

31,438

27,721

Note 1: Figures may not add up due to rounding, and the same applies in the tables below.

Note 2: Figures related to life and health reinsurance business only include business of China Re Life and China Re HK, which accounts for more than 99.5% of total life and health reinsurance business. The same applies in the tables below.

Table 2.2 1-year VNB for the 12 months up to 30 June 2020 and 31 December 2019

(Unit: in RMB millions)

Valuation Date

30 June 2020

31 December 2019

Value of One Year's New Business of the life and

health reinsurance business

Value of One Year's New Business before CoC

3,179

2,865

Cost of Required Capital

(1,203)

(647)

Value of One Year's New Business after CoC

1,975

2,219

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3. Assumptions

The key assumptions used for the life and health reinsurance business of the Group Company and China Re Life as at 30 June 2020 are the same as those used in 2019 year-end valuation.

The key assumptions used for the life and health reinsurance business of China Re HK as at 30 June 2020 are determined based on recent experience analysis results, and with reference to the life and health insurance market experience, economic environment and tax policies in the Hong Kong market. The investment return rates and tax assumptions used for the value of in-force business and value of one year's new business for China Re HK as at 30 June 2020 are summarised as below, while the other valuation assumptions are consistent with those used for the Group Company and China Re Life.

3.1 Investment Return Rates

The following table summarises the assumptions of investment return rates used to calculate the value of in-force business and value of one year's new business for China Re HK as at 30 June 2020:

Table 3.1.1 Assumption of investment return rates used for VIF and 1-year VNB valuation for China Re HK as at 30 June 2020

2020

2021

2022

2023-2029

2030+

Life and health reinsurance business

of China Re HK

4.3%

4.3%

4.3%

4.3%

4.3%

The assumptions shown above are determined with reference to the circumstances of current capital market in Hong Kong, current and expected future asset allocations, and the investment returns of major asset classes.

3.2 Tax

Currently, corporate income tax is assumed to be 8.25% of taxable profit in Hong Kong. And some percentage of investment return is assumed to be tax free based on current experience and future expectation.

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4. Sensitivity

We have performed a series of sensitivity tests on alternative assumptions for value of in-force business and value of one year's new business of the life and health reinsurance business of China Re Group as at 30 June 2020. For each test, only the referred assumption is changed, while the other assumptions are kept unchanged. Results of the sensitivity tests are shown as below:

Table 4.1 Sensitivity test results of VIF and 1-year VNB as at 30 June 2020

(Unit: in RMB millions)

1-year VNB

Scenarios

VIF after CoC

after CoC

Base Scenario

9,042

1,975

Risk discount rate increased by 100 basis points

8,194

1,730

Risk discount rate decreased by 100 basis points

9,992

2,246

Annual investment return rates increased by 50 basis points

10,491

2,381

Annual investment return rates decreased by 50 basis points

7,587

1,568

Mortality and morbidity rates increased by 10%

8,985

1,974

Mortality and morbidity rates decreased by 10%

9,101

1,977

Discontinuance rates increased by 10%

8,861

1,931

Discontinuance rates decreased by 10%

9,228

2,022

Expenses increased by 10%

8,886

1,924

Expenses decreased by 10%

9,199

2,027

Combined ratio of short-term reinsurance contracts

increased by 1 percentage point on absolute basis

8,618

1,846

Combined ratio of short-term reinsurance contracts

decreased by 1 percentage point on absolute basis

9,458

2,093

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Report on Review of

Interim Financial Information

To the Board of Directors of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (incorporated in the People's Republic of China with limited liability)

INTRODUCTION

We have reviewed the interim financial information set out on pages 59 to 120, which comprises the interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (the "Company") and its subsidiaries (together, the "Group") as at 30 June 2020 and the interim condensed consolidated statement of profit or loss, the interim condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the interim condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity and the interim condensed consolidated statement of cash flows for the six-month period then ended, and a summary of significant accounting policies and other explanatory notes. The Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited require the preparation of a report on interim financial information to be in compliance with the relevant provisions thereof and International Accounting Standard 34 "Interim Financial Reporting". The directors of the Company are responsible for the preparation and presentation of this interim financial information in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 "Interim Financial Reporting". Our responsibility is to express a conclusion on this interim financial information based on our review and to report our conclusion solely to you, as a body, in accordance with our agreed terms of engagement and for no other purpose. We do not assume responsibility towards or accept liability to any other person for the contents of this report.

SCOPE OF REVIEW

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements 2410, "Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity". A review of interim financial information consists of making inquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

CONCLUSION

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the interim financial information of the Group is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 "Interim Financial Reporting".

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Certified Public Accountants

Hong Kong, 28 August 2020

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Note

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Gross written premiums

5

102,123,295

84,771,557

Less: Premiums ceded to reinsurers and retrocessionaires

5

(7,799,823)

(5,959,943)

Net written premiums

5

94,323,472

78,811,614

Changes in unearned premium reserves

(5,243,082)

(5,729,204)

Net premiums earned

89,080,390

73,082,410

Reinsurance commission income

1,583,780

903,957

Investment income

6

6,927,817

5,189,255

Exchange losses, net

(31,127)

(15,012)

Other income

7

1,893,796

878,459

Total income

99,454,656

80,039,069

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF PROFIT OR LOSS (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

Note

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Total income

99,454,656

80,039,069

Claims and policyholders' benefits

8

(71,814,702)

(55,914,408)

- Claims incurred

(32,110,170)

(25,973,382)

- Life and health reinsurance death and other benefits paid

(5,502,480)

(17,716,183)

- Changes in long-term life and health reinsurance

contract liabilities

(34,202,052)

(12,224,843)

Handling charges and commissions

(14,216,488)

(11,136,890)

Finance costs

(815,698)

(613,306)

Other operating and administrative expenses

9

(10,218,487)

(9,338,892)

Total benefits, claims and expenses

(97,065,375)

(77,003,496)

Share of profits of associates

897,332

1,157,975

Profit before tax

10

3,286,613

4,193,548

Income tax

11

(537,242)

(577,480)

Profit for the period

2,749,371

3,616,068

Attributable to:

Equity shareholders of the parent

2,467,421

3,319,727

Non-controlling interests

281,950

296,341

Profit for the period

2,749,371

3,616,068

Earnings per share (in RMB)

13

- Basic

0.06

0.08

- Diluted

0.06

0.08

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Profit for the period

2,749,371

3,616,068

Other comprehensive income for the period after tax

Items that will not be reclassified to profit or loss:

Remeasurement of defined benefit obligation

2,986

(9)

Items that may be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss:

Share of other comprehensive income of associates, after tax

(14,123)

6,258

Available-for-sale financial assets, after tax

208,646

2,519,864

Exchange differences on translation of financial statements of

foreign operations

106,394

22,525

Other comprehensive income for the period after tax

303,903

2,548,638

Total comprehensive income for the period

3,053,274

6,164,706

Attributable to:

Equity shareholders of the parent

2,820,530

5,678,803

Non-controlling interests

232,744

485,903

Total comprehensive income for the period

3,053,274

6,164,706

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

As at 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

Note

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Assets

Cash and short-term time deposits

14

16,930,276

20,262,473

Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

15

14,371,395

11,856,246

Derivative financial instruments

499,873

411,129

Financial assets held under resale agreements

5,269,035

2,981,215

Premiums receivable

16

17,496,131

14,755,963

Reinsurance debtors

17

84,941,293

55,939,565

Investment contracts receivable

18

8,198,807

3,433,251

Reinsurers' share of insurance contract liabilities

30

22,544,964

18,173,603

Reinsurers' share of policy loans

530,124

503,744

Time deposits

19

16,270,593

3,907,342

Available-for-sale financial assets

20

139,736,444

117,402,385

Held-to-maturity investments

21

33,049,515

34,593,283

Investments classified as loans and receivables

22

43,538,937

43,726,769

Statutory deposits

24

17,223,184

15,723,184

Investment properties

7,759,359

7,891,771

Property and equipment

2,924,293

3,007,394

Right-of-use assets

1,318,125

1,176,562

Intangible assets

2,261,463

2,267,111

Investments in associates

25

24,353,296

24,061,529

Goodwill

1,642,316

1,635,695

Deferred tax assets

1,760,786

1,314,116

Other assets

26

14,786,545

11,614,058

Total assets

477,406,754

396,638,388

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION (continued)

As at 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

Note

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Liabilities and equity

Liabilities

Short-term borrowings

27

274,720

732,349

Securities sold under agreements to repurchase

28,795,775

21,487,751

Reinsurance payables

28

25,153,930

17,947,144

Income tax payable

951,843

1,353,982

Policyholders' deposits

5,689,253

2,839,974

Investment contract liabilities

29

29,116,011

22,066,813

Insurance contract liabilities

30

241,353,035

191,637,068

Notes and bonds payable

31

19,559,562

19,390,012

Long-term borrowings

32

3,879,555

3,821,130

Lease liabilities

1,209,971

1,117,491

Deferred tax liabilities

2,338,111

1,860,121

Other liabilities

33

20,922,837

15,406,564

Total liabilities

379,244,603

299,660,399

Equity

Share capital

34

42,479,808

42,479,808

Reserves

23,310,927

22,957,818

Retained profits

22,296,975

21,698,666

Total equity attributable to equity shareholders of the parent

88,087,710

87,136,292

Non-controlling interests

10,074,441

9,841,697

Total equity

98,162,151

96,977,989

Total liabilities and equity

477,406,754

396,638,388

Approved and authorized for issue by the Board of Directors on 28 August 2020.

Yuan Linjiang

He Chunlei

Director

Director

Tian Meipan

Chief Actuary

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

Attributable to equity shareholders of the parent

Reserves

Defined

benefit

Agriculture

obligation

Non-

Share

Capital

Surplus

General

catastrophic

remeasurement

Fair value

Exchange

Retained

controlling

Total

Note

capital

reserve

reserve

risk reserve

loss reserve

reserve

reserve

reserve

profits

Subtotal

interests

equity

As at 31 December 2019 (Audited)

42,479,808

10,725,376

2,288,028

5,380,024

9,968

14,274

4,532,496

7,652

21,698,666

87,136,292

9,841,697

96,977,989

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

2,467,421

2,467,421

281,950

2,749,371

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

2,986

243,729

106,394

-

353,109

(49,206)

303,903

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

2,986

243,729

106,394

2,467,421

2,820,530

232,744

3,053,274

Distributions to shareholders

of the parent

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,869,112)

(1,869,112)

-

(1,869,112)

As at 30 June 2020 (Unaudited)

42,479,808

10,725,376

2,288,028

5,380,024

9,968

17,260

4,776,225

114,046

22,296,975

88,087,710

10,074,441

98,162,151

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN EQUITY (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

Attributable to equity shareholders of the parent

Reserves

Defined

benefit

Agriculture

obligation

Non-

Share

Capital

Surplus

General

catastrophic

remeasurement

Fair value

Exchange

Retained

controlling

Total

Note

capital

reserve

reserve

risk reserve

loss reserve

reserve

reserve

reserve

profits

Subtotal

interests

equity

As at 31 December 2018 (Audited)

42,479,808

10,724,722

2,021,523

4,690,828

9,968

(27,845)

154,428

(26,702)

18,254,471

78,281,201

8,972,616

87,253,817

Impact of change in accounting

policy in associate

-

-

-

-

-

-

145,192

-

(332,575)

(187,383)

(34,918)

(222,301)

Restated total equity at 1 January 2019

42,479,808

10,724,722

2,021,523

4,690,828

9,968

(27,845)

299,620

(26,702)

17,921,896

78,093,818

8,937,698

87,031,516

Profit for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

3,319,727

3,319,727

296,341

3,616,068

Other comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

(9)

2,336,560

22,525

-

2,359,076

189,562

2,548,638

Total comprehensive income

-

-

-

-

-

(9)

2,336,560

22,525

3,319,727

5,678,803

485,903

6,164,706

Distributions to shareholders

of the parent

12

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(1,316,874)

(1,316,874)

-

(1,316,874)

Dividend paid to non-controlling

interests

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(91,620)

(91,620)

Others

-

655

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

655

363

1,018

As at 30 June 2019 (Unaudited)

42,479,808

10,725,377

2,021,523

4,690,828

9,968

(27,854)

2,636,180

(4,177)

19,924,749

82,456,402

9,332,344

91,788,746

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Operating activities

Cash generated from operations

25,306,549

8,200,059

Income tax paid

(1,281,964)

(729,131)

Net cash flows generated from operating activities

24,024,585

7,470,928

Investing activities

Interests received

5,006,784

4,793,959

Dividends received

655,535

512,604

Purchases of property and equipment,

investment properties and intangible assets

(155,581)

(1,272,747)

Proceeds from disposals of property and

equipment, investment properties and intangible assets

671

58,813

Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash and cash equivalent acquired

-

(184,474)

Purchases of investments

(107,036,197)

(80,121,352)

Proceeds from disposals of investments

69,119,859

75,349,745

Net cash flows used in investing activities

(32,408,929)

(863,452)

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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INTERIM CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Financing activities

Changes in third party investors' interests of

consolidated structured entities, net

(557,978)

(529,256)

Proceeds from bank borrowings

200,000

309,611

Cash paid for debt

(624,292)

-

Interests paid

(573,328)

(375,233)

Cash paid for lease liabilities

(222,614)

(254,402)

Dividends paid by subsidiaries to non-controlling interests

-

(91,620)

Net proceeds from securities sold under agreements to repurchase

7,423,535

667,436

Net cash flows generated from/(used in) financing activities

5,645,323

(273,464)

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(2,739,021)

6,334,012

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period

21,267,582

14,701,860

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes

138,770

93,708

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

18,667,331

21,129,580

Cash and short-term time deposits

16,930,276

20,147,203

Add: Financial assets held under resale agreements with

original maturity of no more than three months

5,269,035

2,855,200

Less: Restricted cash and short-term time deposits

(3,531,980)

(1,872,823)

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

18,667,331

21,129,580

The accompanying notes on pages 68 to 120 form part of the interim financial information.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

1 CORPORATE INFORMATION

The predecessor of China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation (the "Company"), PICC Reinsurance Company Limited, was originated from The People's Insurance Company of China, which was established in October 1949. On 23 March 1999, pursuant to the approval of the State Council of the PRC and the former China Insurance Regulatory Commission (the "former CIRC"), PICC Reinsurance Company Limited was renamed to China Reinsurance Company. On 20 June 2003, with the approval of the former CIRC, China Reinsurance Company was renamed to China Reinsurance (Group) Company. On 9 October 2007, pursuant to the approval from relevant authorities, China Reinsurance (Group) Company was converted into a joint stock limited company and changed the company name to China Reinsurance (Group) Corporation.

The Company completed its initial public offering of overseas-listed foreign shares ("H shares") and was listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited on 26 October 2015.

The Company's registered office is located at No. 11 Jinrong Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing 100033, the PRC.

The Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") are mainly engaged in property and casualty reinsurance, life and health reinsurance, primary property and casualty insurance, asset management and other businesses.

2 BASIS OF PREPARATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES

  1. Basis of preparation
    The condensed consolidated interim financial information has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" ("IAS 34") issued by the International Accounting Standards Board, and the applicable disclosure requirements of Appendix 16 to the Main Board Listing Rules Governing the Listing of Securities on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
    The condensed consolidated interim financial information does not include all the information and disclosures required in the annual financial statements, and should be read in conjunction with the Group's annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2019.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

2 BASIS OF PREPARATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

  1. Significant accounting policies
    1. New accounting standards and amendments adopted by the Group for the first time for the financial year beginning on 1 January 2020

Amendments to IAS 1 and IAS 8

Definition of Material

Amendments to IFRS 3

Definition of Business

Amendments to IFRS 9, IAS 39 and IFRS 7

Interest rate benchmark reform

Revised Conceptual Framework for Financial Reporting

Adoption of the above standards and amendments does not have a significant impact on the interim financial information.

  1. Accounting standards and amendments that are effective but temporary exemption is applied by the Group
    IFRS 9 Financial Instruments
    On 24 July 2014, the IASB issued the complete standard of IFRS 9 (IFRS 9 (2014)).
    Classification and measurement of financial assets and financial liabilities
    IFRS 9 retains but simplifies the mixed measurement model by allowing three primary measurement categories for financial assets: amortised cost, fair value through profit or loss and fair value through other comprehensive income, with the basis of classification dependent on the entity's business model and contractual cash flow characteristics of the financial assets. IFRS 9 introduces a new requirement that the gain or loss on a financial liability designated at fair value through profit or loss that is attributable to changes in the entity's own credit risk is recognised in other comprehensive income; the remaining amount of change in fair value is recognised in profit or loss ("own credit risk requirements").

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

2 BASIS OF PREPARATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

  1. Significant accounting policies (continued)
    1. Accounting standards and amendments that are effective but temporary exemption is applied by the Group (continued)
      IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (continued)
      Impairment
      The new impairment methodology in IFRS 9 replaces the "incurred loss" model in IAS 39 with an "expected credit loss" model. Under IFRS 9, it is not necessary for a credit event to have occurred before credit losses are recognised.
      The IASB has issued amendments to IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts 'Applying IFRS 9 Financial Instruments with IFRS 4 Insurance Contracts'. The amendments provide two optional approaches to deal with the mismatched effective dates of IFRS 9 and the new insurance contracts standard to replace IFRS 4:
      1. The overlay approach: all companies that issue insurance contracts have the option to recognise in other comprehensive income, rather than profit or loss, the volatility that could arise when IFRS 9 is applied before the new insurance contracts standard is issued; and
      2. The deferral approach: companies whose activities are predominantly connected with insurance have an optional temporary exemption from applying IFRS 9 until 2021. Entities that defer the application of IFRS 9 will continue to apply IAS 39 Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement.

IAS 28 Investments in Associates and Joint Ventures require an entity to apply uniform accounting policies when using the equity method. Nevertheless, for annual periods beginning before 1 January 2021, an entity is permitted, but not required, to retain the relevant accounting policies applied by the associate or joint venture as follows:

  1. The entity applies IFRS 9 but the associate or joint venture applies the temporary exemption from IFRS 9; or
  2. The entity applies the temporary exemption from IFRS 9 but the associate or joint venture applies IFRS 9.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

2 BASIS OF PREPARATION AND SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES (continued)

  1. Significant accounting policies (continued)
    1. Accounting standards and amendments that are effective but temporary exemption is applied by the Group (continued)
      IFRS 9 Financial Instruments (continued)
      The Group concludes that the Group's operation activities are predominantly connected with insurance. The Group decides to apply the temporary exemption for IFRS 9. The Group's major associates, China Everbright Bank Company Limited ("CEB"), applied IFRS 9 from 1 January 2018. The Group decides not to adopt uniform accounting policies for associates in group level.
    2. New accounting standards and amendments that are not yet effective and have not been early adopted by the Group for the financial year beginning on 1 January 2020
      IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts
      IFRS 17 was published on 18 May 2017. IFRS 17 established principles for the recognition, measurement, presentation and disclosure of insurance contracts issued. It replaces IFRS 4, which currently permits a wide variety of practices. IFRS 17 requires a current measurement model, where estimates are remeasured in each reporting period. The measurement is based on the building blocks of discounted, probability-weighted cashflows, a risk adjustment and a contractual service margin representing the unearned profit of the contract. The Group is in the process of assessing the impact of IFRS 17.
      The effective date of IFRS 17 (including amendments) will be deferred to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023; the due date for the temporary exemption from IFRS 9 in IFRS 4 has been deferred to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

3 CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS IN APPLYING ACCOUNTING POLICIES

The preparation of the interim financial information requires management to make judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of accounting policies and the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expense. Actual results may differ from these estimates.

In determining insurance contract liabilities, assumptions such as discount rates, mortality and morbidity, surrender rates, and expense assumptions are applied to long term life and health reinsurance contracts. Such assumptions should be determined based on current information available at the end of the reporting period. The Group changed the above assumptions based on current information available as at 30 June 2020 (mainly the risk free discount rate) and updated estimates for future cash flows, with the corresponding impact on insurance contract liabilities taken into the current period's statement of profit or loss. As a result of such changes in assumptions, long term life and health reinsurance contracts liabilities were increased by RMB449 million as at 30 June 2020 and the profit before tax for the six months ended 30 June 2020 was decreased by RMB449 million.

4 SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Group's operating segments are presented in a manner consistent with the internal management reporting provided to the management for deciding how to allocate resources and for assessing performance.

For management purposes, the Group is organised into business units based on their products and services and has the following operating and reportable segments:

  • The property and casualty reinsurance segment, operated by the Company and subsidiaries of the
    Company China Property and Casualty Reinsurance Company Ltd. ("China Re P&C"), etc. offers a wide variety of reinsurance products for various property and casualty insurance, such as motor, property, agricultural and liability insurance, etc., and also includes the business operated by China Re UK Limited ("China Re UK"), and Chaucer. Chaucer mainly includes China Re International Holdings Limited ("CRIH"), Chaucer Insurance Company Designated Activity Company ("CIC") and China Re Australia HoldCo Pty Ltd. ("CRAH").
  • The life and health reinsurance segment, operated by the Company and its subsidiary Company China
    Life Reinsurance Company Ltd. ("China Re Life"), offers a wide range of reinsurance products, such as life, health and accident insurance, etc.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

4 SEGMENT INFORMATION (continued)

  • The primary property and casualty insurance segment, operated by the subsidiary of the Company China
    Continent Property and Casualty Insurance Company Ltd. ("China Continent Insurance"), offers a wide variety of insurance products and other businesses including motor, property and liability insurance, etc.
  • The asset management segment, operated by the subsidiary of the Company, China Re Asset
    Management Company Ltd. ("China Re AMC"), offers asset management services and manages assets and liabilities related to notes issued in overseas.
  • Other segments and activities primarily consist of the holding company that manages and supports the business development of the Group with its strategy, risk management, actuary, finance, legal and human resource functions; the insurance agency business and other businesses provided by the Group.

Management monitors the results of the Group's operating segments separately to make decisions about resources allocation and performance assessment. Segment performance is evaluated based on segment profit/ (loss).

More than 80% of the Group's revenue is derived from its operations in Mainland China.

Inter-segment sales are transacted according to terms and conditions negotiated by the relevant parties within the Group.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

4 SEGMENT INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020 (Unaudited)

Primary

Property

Life and

property and

and casualty

health

casualty

Asset

reinsurance

reinsurance

insurance

management

Others

Elimination

Total

Gross written premiums

27,077,618

50,499,695

25,763,015

-

-

(1,217,033)

102,123,295

Less: Premiums ceded to reinsurers

and retrocessionaires

(3,046,805)

(3,273,452)

(2,696,005)

-

-

1,216,439

(7,799,823)

Net written premiums

24,030,813

47,226,243

23,067,010

-

-

(594)

94,323,472

Changes in unearned premium reserves

(2,611,160)

(1,163,719)

(1,466,411)

-

-

(1,792)

(5,243,082)

Net premiums earned

21,419,653

46,062,524

21,600,599

-

-

(2,386)

89,080,390

Reinsurance commission income

411,428

699,967

930,076

-

-

(457,691)

1,583,780

Investment income

1,636,699

3,206,538

1,566,055

388,596

137,376

(7,447)

6,927,817

Exchanges gains/(losses), net

894

(127,345)

28,526

42,693

13,471

10,634

(31,127)

Other income

55,256

925,204

691,456

248,619

217,149

(243,888)

1,893,796

Total income

23,523,930

50,766,888

24,816,712

679,908

367,996

(700,778)

99,454,656

- External income

22,551,106

50,701,761

25,405,172

485,981

310,636

-

99,454,656

- Inter-segment income

972,824

65,127

(588,460)

193,927

57,360

(700,778)

-

Claims and policyholders' benefits

(13,622,364)

(45,648,250)

(12,542,421)

-

-

(1,667)

(71,814,702)

- Claims incurred

(13,622,364)

(5,943,718)

(12,542,421)

-

-

(1,667)

(32,110,170)

- Life and health reinsurance death and other

-

(5,502,480)

-

-

-

-

(5,502,480)

benefits paid

- Changes in long-term life and health

-

(34,202,052)

-

-

-

-

(34,202,052)

reinsurance contract liabilities

Handling charges and commissions

(7,948,865)

(3,294,621)

(3,434,100)

-

-

461,098

(14,216,488)

Finance costs

(301,112)

(217,057)

(89,643)

(189,791)

(18,095)

-

(815,698)

Other operating and administrative expenses

(894,902)

(995,240)

(7,717,230)

(226,371)

(634,969)

250,225

(10,218,487)

Total benefits, claims and expenses

(22,767,243)

(50,155,168)

(23,783,394)

(416,162)

(653,064)

709,656

(97,065,375)

Share of profits of associates

16,151

499,895

1,348

5,972

452,200

(78,234)

897,332

Profit before tax

772,838

1,111,615

1,034,666

269,718

167,132

(69,356)

3,286,613

Income tax

(74,281)

(236,980)

(236,397)

(14,736)

25,152

-

(537,242)

Profit for the period

698,557

874,635

798,269

254,982

192,284

(69,356)

2,749,371

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

4 SEGMENT INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2019 (Unaudited)

Primary

Property

Life and

property and

and casualty

health

casualty

Asset

reinsurance

reinsurance

insurance

management

Others

Elimination

Total

Gross written premiums

23,032,630

38,426,901

24,378,888

-

-

(1,066,862)

84,771,557

Less: Premiums ceded to reinsurers

and retrocessionaires

(2,558,532)

(2,318,486)

(2,137,329)

-

-

1,054,404

(5,959,943)

Net written premiums

20,474,098

36,108,415

22,241,559

-

-

(12,458)

78,811,614

Changes in unearned premium reserves

(1,982,274)

(923,368)

(2,822,389)

-

-

(1,173)

(5,729,204)

Net premiums earned

18,491,824

35,185,047

19,419,170

-

-

(13,631)

73,082,410

Reinsurance commission income

256,850

339,270

712,045

-

-

(404,208)

903,957

Investment income(Note)

1,208,443

1,953,233

1,004,852

730,564

913,926

(621,763)

5,189,255

Exchanges (losses)/gains, net

(35,175)

(7,982)

934

20,973

3,202

3,036

(15,012)

Other income

59,563

235,143

357,628

246,077

231,973

(251,925)

878,459

Total income

19,981,505

37,704,711

21,494,629

997,614

1,149,101

(1,288,491)

80,039,069

- External income

19,050,755

37,683,305

22,019,746

801,151

484,112

-

80,039,069

- Inter-segment income

930,750

21,406

(525,117)

196,463

664,989

(1,288,491)

-

Claims and policyholders' benefits

(10,319,901)

(35,093,182)

(10,514,340)

-

-

13,015

(55,914,408)

- Claims incurred

(10,319,901)

(5,152,156)

(10,514,340)

-

-

13,015

(25,973,382)

- Life and health reinsurance death and

other benefits paid

-

(17,716,183)

-

-

-

-

(17,716,183)

- Changes in long-term life and health

reinsurance contract liabilities

-

(12,224,843)

-

-

-

-

(12,224,843)

Handling charges and commissions

(7,209,212)

(1,303,941)

(3,034,560)

-

-

410,823

(11,136,890)

Finance costs

(166,832)

(170,355)

(83,749)

(184,508)

(7,862)

-

(613,306)

Other operating and administrative expenses

(1,074,686)

(765,063)

(6,980,784)

(179,416)

(590,177)

251,234

(9,338,892)

Total benefits, claims and expenses

(18,770,631)

(37,332,541)

(20,613,433)

(363,924)

(598,039)

675,072

(77,003,496)

Share of profits/(losses) of associates

160,497

627,305

111,107

(290)

442,105

(182,749)

1,157,975

Profit before tax

1,371,371

999,475

992,303

633,400

993,167

(796,168)

4,193,548

Income tax

(177,590)

(162,918)

(152,010)

(33,435)

(51,527)

-

(577,480)

Profit for the period

1,193,781

836,557

840,293

599,965

941,640

(796,168)

3,616,068

Note:

Investment income of other segments in 2019 includes dividends from subsidiaries of RMB609 million.

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NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

4 SEGMENT INFORMATION (continued)

30 June 2020 (Unaudited)

Primary

Property and

Life and

property and

casualty

health

casualty

Asset

reinsurance

reinsurance

insurance

management

Others

Elimination

Total

Segment assets

120,453,658

234,925,385

85,968,606

14,820,928

60,163,373

(38,925,196)

477,406,754

Segment liabilities

(95,493,443)

(209,416,008)

(58,092,410)

(11,475,350)

(11,100,177)

6,332,785

(379,244,603)

31 December 2019 (Audited)

Primary

Property and

Life and

property and

casualty

health

casualty

Asset

reinsurance

reinsurance

insurance

management

Others

Elimination

Total

Segment assets

108,933,054

170,871,692

79,894,268

14,207,029

60,259,916

(37,527,571)

396,638,388

Segment liabilities

(85,516,224)

(147,085,869)

(52,678,481)

(11,043,884)

(8,280,547)

4,944,606

(299,660,399)

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

5

GROSS AND NET WRITTEN PREMIUMS

(a)

Gross written premiums

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Long-term life and health reinsurance

38,675,897

28,954,193

Short-term life and health reinsurance

11,731,370

9,458,096

Property and casualty reinsurance

23,570,792

19,912,352

Primary property and casualty insurance

28,145,236

26,446,916

Total

102,123,295

84,771,557

(b)

Premiums ceded to reinsurers and retrocessionaires

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Short-term life and health reinsurance

3,273,452

2,318,486

Property and casualty reinsurance

1,993,250

1,811,997

Primary property and casualty insurance

2,533,121

1,829,460

Total

7,799,823

5,959,943

(c)

Net written premiums

Six months ended 30 June

20202019

(Unaudited) (Unaudited)

Net written premiums

94,323,472

78,811,614

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

6

INVESTMENT INCOME

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Interest, dividend and rental income (a)

5,509,379

4,868,878

Realised gains/(losses) (b)

1,854,682

(89,952)

Unrealised (losses)/gains (c)

(34,450)

561,548

Negative goodwill arising from investments in associates

186,459

-

Impairment losses on financial assets (d)

(318,866)

(151,219)

Impairment losses on investment in associates (note 25)

(269,387)

-

Total

6,927,817

5,189,255

(a) Interest, dividend and rental income

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Interest income

Current and time deposits

786,176

633,374

Fixed maturity investment

- Held-to-maturity investments

879,994

915,633

- Available-for-sale financial assets

1,672,339

1,369,621

- Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

55,605

35,051

- Investment classified as loans and receivables

1,291,171

1,257,007

Financial assets held under resale agreements

29,712

30,301

Reinsurers' share of policy loans

3,322

-

Subtotal

4,718,319

4,240,987

Dividend income

Equity securities

- Available-for-sale financial assets

588,754

502,231

- Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

58,169

103,030

Others

- Available-for-sale financial assets

39,177

22,630

Subtotal

686,100

627,891

Rent income from investment properties

104,960

-

Total

5,509,379

4,868,878

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

6

INVESTMENT INCOME (continued)

(b)

Realised gains/(losses)

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Fixed maturity investment

- Available-for-sale financial assets

58,915

41,153

- Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

26,375

12,409

Equity securities

- Available-for-sale financial assets

1,379,760

(200,769)

- Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

322,274

57,255

Derivative financial instruments

67,358

-

Total

1,854,682

(89,952)

(c)

Unrealised (losses)/gains

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Fixed maturity investment

- Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

(182,438)

9,970

Equity securities

- Financial assets at fair value through profit or loss

48,987

485,432

Derivative financial instruments

99,001

66,146

Total

(34,450)

561,548

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

6

INVESTMENT INCOME (continued)

(d) Impairment losses on financial assets

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Fixed maturity investment

- Investments classified as loans and receivables

(105,990)

-

Equity securities

- Available-for-sale financial assets

(212,876)

(151,219)

Total

(318,866)

(151,219)

7

OTHER INCOME

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Fee income from investment contracts and

insurance related business

1,105,059

421,722

Commission income arising from the

tax collection of motor vehicles and vessels

34,162

16,633

Management fee income

67,879

60,318

Gains arising from the disposal of property and equipment

9

50,290

Sale of goods

634,173

283,320

Others

52,514

46,176

Total

1,893,796

878,459

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

8 CLAIMS AND POLICYHOLDERS' BENEFITS

Six months ended 30 June 2020 (Unaudited)

Gross

Ceded

Net

Claims incurred

37,050,517

(4,940,347)

32,110,170

- Short-term life and health reinsurance

8,355,266

(2,436,615)

5,918,651

- Property and casualty reinsurance

13,093,454

(426,109)

12,667,345

- Primary property and casualty insurance

15,601,797

(2,077,623)

13,524,174

Life and health reinsurance death and

other benefits paid

5,906,738

(404,258)

5,502,480

Changes in long-term life and health

reinsurance contract liabilities

34,232,294

(30,242)

34,202,052

Total

77,189,549

(5,374,847)

71,814,702

Six months ended 30 June 2019 (Unaudited)

Gross

Ceded

Net

Claims incurred

29,648,100

(3,674,718)

25,973,382

- Short-term life and health reinsurance

6,885,835

(1,745,151)

5,140,684

- Property and casualty reinsurance

10,476,576

(1,033,379)

9,443,197

- Primary property and casualty insurance

12,285,689

(896,188)

11,389,501

Life and health reinsurance death and

other benefits paid

17,839,210

(123,027)

17,716,183

Changes in long-term life and health

reinsurance contract liabilities

12,162,402

62,441

12,224,843

Total

59,649,712

(3,735,304)

55,914,408

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

9 OTHER OPERATING AND ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Employee costs

2,864,724

2,568,118

Outsourcing costs

1,684,808

1,160,885

Advertising and promotion expenses

1,473,648

1,356,291

Office and travel expenses

414,191

577,674

Interest expenses of policyholders' deposits and

investment contracts

625,795

494,458

Rental expenses

86,077

85,269

Consulting and other profession services expenses

437,139

858,784

Depreciation and amortisation

418,259

479,299

Insurance guarantee fund

192,234

189,807

Taxes and surcharges

271,804

274,470

Impairment losses charges

161,117

110,659

Cost of sales of goods

621,521

281,415

Others

967,170

901,763

Total

10,218,487

9,338,892

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

10 PROFIT BEFORE TAX

Profit before tax is recognized at after charging/(crediting) the following items:

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Employee costs (including directors' and

supervisors' emoluments) (note)

3,376,053

3,119,784

Depreciation of property and equipment (note)

160,893

138,429

Depreciation of right-of-use assets (note)

211,264

161,581

Depreciation of investment properties

128,990

81,116

Amortisation of intangible assets (note)

90,114

131,482

Rental expenses (note)

93,743

124,276

Impairment losses on investments in associates

269,387

-

Impairment losses on available-for-sale financial assets

212,876

151,219

Impairment losses on investments classified

as loans and receivables

105,990

-

Impairment losses on premiums receivable

144,253

104,721

Impairment losses on reinsurance debtors

16,864

5,938

Note: Certain employee costs, depreciation, amortisation and rental expenses are recorded as loss adjustment expenses and are not included in other operating and administrative expenses.

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

11 INCOME TAX

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Current income tax

Charge for the period

591,150

407,304

Adjustments in respect of prior years

11,065

(68,032)

Deferred income tax

(64,973)

238,208

Total

537,242

577,480

Note: The income tax rate applied to the Company and its subsidiaries in Mainland China is 25% for the six months ended 30 June 2020 (six months ended 30 June 2019: 25%). Taxation for overseas subsidiaries and branches is charged at the appropriate current rates of taxation ruling in the relevant jurisdictions.

12 DIVIDENDS

Six months ended 30 June

20202019

(Unaudited) (Unaudited)

In respect of previous year:

2019

final dividend (declared in 2020):

RMB0.044 per ordinary share

1,869,112

2018

final dividend (declared in 2019):

RMB0.031 per ordinary share

1,316,874

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

13 EARNINGS PER SHARE

The calculation of basic earnings per share is based on the net profit attributable to ordinary equity shareholders of the parent and the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the six months ended 30 June 2020 and the six months ended 30 June 2019.

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

Net profit attributable to the equity

shareholders of the parent

2,467,421

3,319,727

Weighted average number of ordinary shares

(in thousands)

42,479,808

42,479,808

Basic and diluted earnings per share (in RMB)

0.06

0.08

There were no potential diluted ordinary shares in issue during the six months ended 30 June 2020 and the six months ended 30 June 2019, so the diluted earnings per share were the same as the basic earnings per share.

14 CASH AND SHORT-TERM TIME DEPOSITS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Cash at banks and on hand

11,170,720

6,536,321

Time deposits with original maturity of

no more than three months

3,163,236

11,840,982

Other monetary deposits

2,596,320

1,885,170

Total

16,930,276

20,262,473

As at 30 June 2020, cash and short-term time deposits of RMB3,531,980 thousand (31 December 2019: RMB1,976,106 thousand) were restricted from use, which are mainly trading deposits and securities settlement deposits.

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

15 FINANCIAL ASSETS AT FAIR VALUE THROUGH PROFIT OR LOSS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Listed

Fixed maturity investment

Corporate bonds

3,753,733

2,040,006

Equity securities

Investment funds

2,449,378

1,444,296

Stocks

795,086

720,246

Sub-total

6,998,197

4,204,548

Unlisted

Fixed maturity investment

Government bonds

274,680

291,253

Equity securities

Investment funds

3,312,666

3,457,687

Embedded derivatives

-

39,800

Structured notes (note)

3,785,852

3,862,958

Sub-total

7,373,198

7,651,698

Total

14,371,395

11,856,246

Note: The structured notes are issued by closed-end funds of which the underlying assets are offshore dollar debt.

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

16 PREMIUMS RECEIVABLE

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Premiums receivable

17,986,755

15,102,334

Less: impairment provision

(490,624)

(346,371)

Premiums receivable, net

17,496,131

14,755,963

(a) Aging analysis

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Within 3 months (inclusive)

16,937,664

14,267,296

3 months to 1 year (inclusive)

698,746

574,926

1 to 2 years (inclusive)

206,424

154,953

Over 2 years

143,921

105,159

Total

17,986,755

15,102,334

Less: impairment provision

(490,624)

(346,371)

Net

17,496,131

14,755,963

(b) Impairment provision of premiums receivable

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

At the beginning of the period

346,371

211,094

Net charge for the period

144,253

104,721

At the end of the period

490,624

315,815

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

17 REINSURANCE DEBTORS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Reinsurance debtors

85,090,273

56,071,043

Less: impairment provision

(148,980)

(131,478)

Reinsurance debtors, net

84,941,293

55,939,565

(a) Aging analysis

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Within 3 months (inclusive)

80,980,368

49,535,046

3 months to 1 year (inclusive)

2,570,624

4,499,732

1 to 2 years (inclusive)

805,800

1,404,705

Over 2 years

733,481

631,560

Total

85,090,273

56,071,043

Less: impairment provision

(148,980)

(131,478)

Net

84,941,293

55,939,565

(b) Impairment provision of reinsurance debtors

Six months ended 30 June

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Unaudited)

At the beginning of the period

131,478

126,718

Charge for the period

16,864

5,938

Exchange difference

638

104

At the end of the period

148,980

132,760

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

18 INVESTMENT CONTRACTS RECEIVABLE

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Investment contracts receivable

8,198,807

3,433,251

Less: impairment provision

-

-

Investment contracts receivable, net

8,198,807

3,433,251

Within 3 months (inclusive)

8,198,807

3,433,251

Total

8,198,807

3,433,251

Less: impairment provision

-

-

Net

8,198,807

3,433,251

Investment contracts receivable represents receivable from cedants arising from reinsurance contracts which do not meet the definition of insurance contracts.

19 TIME DEPOSITS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Within 3 months (inclusive)

3,084,493

306,960

3 months to 1 year (inclusive)

4,152,523

3,286,453

1

to 2

years (inclusive)

333,577

-

2

to 3

years (inclusive)

3,000,000

313,929

4

to 5

years (inclusive)

5,700,000

-

Total

16,270,593

3,907,342

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

20 AVAILABLE-FOR-SALE FINANCIAL ASSETS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Listed

Fixed maturity investment

Government bonds

3,936,279

2,517,482

Financial bonds

215,809

516,639

Corporate bonds

37,501,734

23,952,984

Assets backed securities

152,963

164,407

Equity securities

Investment funds

821,287

1,194,825

Stocks

19,691,563

17,868,420

Perpetual bonds

1,062,600

194,947

Sub-total

63,382,235

46,409,704

Unlisted

Fixed maturity investment

Government bonds

6,289,427

6,038,930

Financial bonds

18,815,207

18,239,791

Corporate bonds

26,278,446

24,710,488

Subordinated bonds

484,495

757,074

Other fixed maturity investment

1,763,398

1,695,216

Equity securities

Investment funds

14,478,080

11,605,699

Unlisted equity investments

6,885,987

6,539,846

Equity investment plans

1,302,854

1,352,182

Products from insurance asset managers

56,315

53,455

Sub-total

76,354,209

70,992,681

Total

139,736,444

117,402,385

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

21

HELD-TO-MATURITY INVESTMENTS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Listed

Government bonds

609,539

12,738

Corporate bonds

11,376,111

11,593,422

Sub-total

11,985,650

11,606,160

Unlisted

Government bonds

111,537

111,254

Financial bonds

966,587

966,692

Corporate bonds

12,668,162

13,432,448

Subordinated bonds

7,317,579

8,476,729

Sub-total

21,063,865

22,987,123

Total

33,049,515

34,593,283

22

INVESTMENTS CLASSIFIED AS LOANS AND RECEIVABLES

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Loans

18,382,526

18,420,263

Trust schemes

13,458,922

11,666,591

Debt investment plans

10,055,001

10,694,791

Asset backed securities

1,874,871

2,871,517

Subordinated debts

-

200,000

Less: impairment provision

(232,383)

(126,393)

Total

43,538,937

43,726,769

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For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

23 SCOPE OF CONSOLIDATION

  1. Particulars of the Company's primary subsidiaries as at 30 June 2020 are as follows:

Place of

Percentage of equity

attributable to the Company

Incorporation/

Registered share capital

Principal activities/

Name

registration

or paid-in capital

Direct

Indirect

place of operation

China Re P&C

Beijing

Registered share capital of

100.00%

-

Property and casualty

RMB11,482,250,000

reinsurance, China

China Re Life

Beijing

Registered share capital of

100.00%

-

Life and health reinsurance,

RMB8,170,000,000

China

China Continent Insurance

Shanghai

Registered share capital of

64.30%

-

Primary property and

RMB15,115,918,986

casualty insurance, China

China Re AMC

Beijing

Registered share capital of

70.00%

26.43%

Management of insurance

RMB1,500,000,000

investments, China

Huatai Insurance Agency and

Beijing

Registered share capital of

52.50%

-

Insurance brokerage, risk

Consultant Service Limited

RMB50,000,000

evaluation and

("Huatai Insurance Agency")

management, China

China Re UK Limited

London

Paid-in capital of

100.00%

-

Property and casualty

GBP300,000

reinsurance, UK

China Re Underwriting

London

Paid-in capital of

100.00%

-

Underwriting agency, UK

Agency Limited

GBP18,000,000

China Re Hong Kong Company

Hong Kong

Paid-in capital of

100.00%

-

Investment Holding, HK

Limited

USD350,000,000

China Re Asset Management

Hong Kong

Paid-in capital of

-

96.43%

Investment management,

(Hong Kong) Company

HKD100,000,000

HK

Limited

China Continent Insurance

Ningbo

Registered share capital of

-

64.30%

E-commerce, China

E-commerce Co.Ltd

RMB1,200,000,000

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(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

23 SCOPE OF CONSOLIDATION (continued)

  1. Particulars of the Company's primary subsidiaries as at 30 June 2020 are as follows: (continued)

Place of

Percentage of equity

attributable to the Company

Incorporation/

Registered share capital

Principal activities/

Name

registration

or paid-in capital

Direct

Indirect

place of operation

China Continent Insurance

Shanghai

Registered share capital of

-

64.30%

Insurance brokerage,

Agent Co. Ltd

RMB150,000,000

China

China Re Catastrophe Risk

Chongqing

Registered share capital of

-

70.00%

Risk advisory, management

Management Company Ltd

RMB100,000,000

consulting, China

China Re International

London

Paid-in capital of

-

100.00%

Investment Holding, UK

Company Limited

USD320,000,000

CRIH

London

Paid-in capital of

-

100.00%

Investment Holding, UK

USD475,919,560

Chaucer Holdings Limited

London

Paid-in capital of

-

100.00%

Property and casualty

("Chaucer")

GBP139,296,892

reinsurance, Primary

property and casualty

insurance, UK

China Reinsurance (Hong Kong)

Hong Kong

Paid-in capital of

-

100.00%

Life and annuity

Company Limited

HKD2,000,000,000

reinsurance, HK

CIC

Dublin

Paid-in capital of

-

100.00%

Specialty insurance,

USD1,000,001

Ireland

CRAH

Sydney

Paid-in capital of

-

100.00%

Insurance agent, broker

USD16,574,495

services, Australia

China Reinsurance Finance

Hong Kong

Paid-in capital of

-

100.00%

Bond Issue and

Corporation Limited

HKD60,000,000

Investment, HK

Note: As at 30 June 2020, all the Company's primary subsidiaries registered in mainland China are companies with limited liabilities.

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(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

23 SCOPE OF CONSOLIDATION (continued)

  1. As at 30 June 2020, the Company consolidated the following structured entities:

Attributable

Name

Paid-in capital

equity interest

Principal activities

China Re Zhongzai Alternative

RMB1,243,921,311

100.00%

Investment in private

Equity Fund

equity

China Re Ruiqi Asset Management

RMB1,912,598,543

100.00%

Investment in debt/debt

Product

investment plan/Trust

China Re Ruiqi 2nd Asset

RMB30,000,750

100.00%

Investment in debt

Management Product

China Re Ruitong 1st Asset

RMB121,151,833

70.10%

Investment in equity

Management Product

China Re Ruiqi 3rd Asset

RMB966,826,743

100.00%

Investment in equity

Management Product

China Re Bairong Shimao

RMB7,460,000,000

91.11%

Investment in loans

Mall Debt Investment Plan

China Re Subway Sixteen Equity

RMB7,000,000,000

65.00%

Investment in loans

Investment Plan

China Re Fangzheng Hangzhou

RMB500,000,000

100.00%

Investment in loans

Real Estate Debt Investment Plans

China Re Tianjin Zhongjia Ecology

RMB1,394,000,000

64.56%

Investment in loans

District Real Estate Debt

Investment Plan

China Re Zhongye Hengqin Real

RMB1,000,000,000

57.00%

Investment in loans

Estate Debt Investment Plans

Huaxin Trust Haorui No. 36

RMB246,239,443

100.00%

Investment in loans

Hongdao Trust Investment Plans

Huaxin Trust Haorui No. 36

RMB252,721,114

100.00%

Investment in loans

Xining Trust Investment Plans

Huaxin Trust Haorui No. 36

RMB254,936,674

100.00%

Investment in loans

Tongtian Trust Investment Plans

Huaxin Trust Haorui No. 36

RMB274,630,211

100.00%

Investment in loans

Guangde Trust Investment Plans

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

24 STATUTORY DEPOSITS

In accordance with relevant provision of Insurance Law of the PRC, the Company, China Re P&C, China Re Life and China Continent Insurance should place certain portion of its issued capital as restricted statutory deposits, respectively.

Details of the Group's statutory deposits are as follows:

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

The Company

8,600,000

8,500,000

China Re P&C

2,500,000

2,300,000

China Re Life

3,100,000

1,850,000

China Continent Insurance

3,023,184

3,073,184

Total

17,223,184

15,723,184

25 INVESTMENTS IN ASSOCIATES

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Book balance

- Listed shares (a)

19,571,349

18,944,197

- Unlisted shares

5,051,334

5,117,332

Total

24,622,683

24,061,529

Less: impairment provision (b)

(269,387)

-

Carrying amount

24,353,296

24,061,529

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

25 INVESTMENTS IN ASSOCIATES (continued)

  1. Particulars of the Group's major associate is as follows:

Place of

incorporation

Registered capital

Name of associate

and business

(in RMB millions)

Principal activities

CEB

China

52,489

Commercial banking

Proportion of ownership interest

Group's effective

Held by

Held by a

interest

the Company

subsidiary

30 June 2020

4.42%

1.50%

2.92%

31 December 2019

4.42%

1.50%

2.92%

The Group has significant influence over CEB through a group representative being a director of CEB. with the power to participate in the financial and operating policy decisions of CEB. As such, the interest in this associate is accounted for using the equity method. Whereby the investment is initially recognised at cost and adjusted change in the Group's share of CEB's net assets. An impairment test is required if there is any indication of impairment.

As at 30 June 2020, the market value of the Group's investment in CEB was RMB6,547 million (31 December 2019: RMB8,005 million).

As at 30 June 2020, the fair value of the Group's investment in CEB had been below the carrying amount. As a result, the Group performed an impairment test on the carrying amount, which confirmed that there was no impairment at 30 June 2020 as the recoverable amount as determined by a value-in-use ('VIU') calculation was higher than the carrying value.

As at 30 June 2020 (RMB in millions)

VIU

Carrying value

Fair value

CEB

15,405

14,107

6,547

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

25 INVESTMENTS IN ASSOCIATES (continued)

  1. Particulars of the Group's major associate is as follows (continued):
    The impairment test was performed by comparing the recoverable amount of CEB, determined by a VIU calculation, with its carrying amount. The VIU calculation uses discounted cash flow projections based on management's best estimates of future earnings available to ordinary shareholders prepared in accordance with IAS 36. Significant management judgement is required in arriving at the best estimate.
    Management used a number of assumptions in VIU calculation:

As at 30 June

As at 31 December

2020

2019

Discount rate

11.00%

10.60%

Sustainable growth rate

3.00%

3.00%

Capital adequacy ratio

11.50%

11.50%

  1. In 2020, Huadian Fuxin Energy Corporation limited ("Huadian Fuxin"), an associate owned by the Group, issued a privatization announcement to repurchase all shares at a fixed price.The Group made provision for impairment based on the amount by which the carrying amount of the investment in Huadian Fuxin exceeds its recoverable amount.

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

26 OTHER ASSETS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Interest receivables

3,966,593

4,256,083

Deposits retained by other parties

1,940,344

1,761,772

Subscription prepayment for securities and

securities clearance receivable

1,526,343

72,952

Investment contract assets

1,309,833

1,618,216

Prepayment for investment

1,000,000

-

Overseas deposits

951,988

951,889

Claims prepaid

758,435

735,627

Tax prepaid

750,069

649,272

Dividend receivable

680,072

11,461

Prepayment for supplier

253,241

280,254

Handling charges prepaid

226,472

227,814

Prepayment for real estate

74,115

5,240

Deferred expenses

52,806

46,882

Others

1,317,762

1,018,035

Total

14,808,073

11,635,497

Less: impairment provision

(21,528)

(21,439)

Net

14,786,545

11,614,058

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FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES

NOTES TO THE CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INTERIM FINANCIAL INFORMATION (continued)

For the six months ended 30 June 2020

(Expressed in thousands of Renminbi, unless otherwise stated)

27 SHORT-TERM BORROWINGS

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Short-term borrowings

274,720

732,349

Total

274,720

732,349

As at 30 June 2020, the Group holds an short-term borrowing of GBP20 million with a coupon rate of Libor plus 1.85%, which will be repayable within one year (31 December 2019: GBP75 million); and short-term borrowings of RMB30 million and RMB70 million with a coupon rate of 4.5% and 8.5% respectively, which will be repayable within one year (31 December 2019: RMB30 million and RMB15 million).

28 REINSURANCE PAYABLE

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Reinsurance payable

25,153,930

17,947,144

(a) Aging analysis

30 June

31 December

2020

2019

(Unaudited)

(Audited)

Within 3 months (inclusive)

21,540,622

13,795,038

3 months to 1 year (inclusive)

2,093,753

3,037,649

1 to 2 years (inclusive)

841,313

514,042

Over 2 years

678,242

600,415

Total

25,153,930

17,947,144

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