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BRIEF-China Telecom Responds To Report Of Possible Merger With China Unicom

Sept 4 (Reuters) - China Telecom Corp Ltd:

* SAYS NOT AWARE OF SITUATION IN RESPONSE TO REPORT ABOUT POSSIBLE MERGER BETWEEN IT AND CHINA UNICOM

* REFERRING TO MEDIA REPORT ABOUT POSSIBLE MERGER WITH CHINA UNICOM, SAYS HAS NOT RECEIVED ANY RELEVANT NOTICE Source text in Chinese: https://bit.ly/2oFcXCi Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)