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China Post
Headquarters Jia8, Beilishi Road,
Xicheng District,
Beijing,  China
Area served Mainland China[1]
Key people Mr. Ma Junsheng, Director-General As of 31 October 2008 (2008 -10-31)[2]
Industry Post
Services Postal services
Owner(s) Government of China
Website http://www.post.gov.cn
China Post
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

China Post (Chinese: 中国邮政), which is the name used by the State Post Bureau of PRC in business, is the official postal service of the People's Republic of China. China Post is operated by the State Post Bureau of the People's Republic of China. The State Post Bureau, commonly referred to as China Post is both a regulatory authority and government owned enterprise. Thus it is responsible for the regulation of the national postal industry and the management of national postal enterprises.

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History

The current postal service in the PRC was established in 1949. It replaced the Chunghwa Post in the Universal Postal Union in 1972. The postal service in China can be dated back to the Shang Dynasty. It was formerly administered by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

China Post is directly supervised by the State Post Bureau of the People's Republic of China which has overall responsibility for regulating postal service in China. The State Post Bureau is an agency reporting to the Ministry of Information Industry of the People's Republic of China.

Organizational Structure

China Post is organized along the following organizational structure.[3]

Department Description
1. General Office Responsible for the new postal research strategies and policies, coordination, media and publicity, feedback, complaints and safety and security issues.
2. Department of Postal Sector Management Responsible for the regulation of postal market and the formulation of postal laws and regulations.
3. Department of Postage Stamps Responsible for the issue of postage vouchers and philatelic services.
4. Department of Planning and Finance Responsible for the finance, state-owned assets and the development of postal technologies.
5. Department of Public Service Responsible for postal service quality.
6. Department of Post Routes Operation Responsible for the construction and operation of post routes and logistic issues.
7. Department of International Cooperation Responsible for the management of international postal affairs and services.
8. Department of Personnel and Education: Responsible for the personnel, income payment and human resources education in the postal sector.
Post bureaus at provincial, autonomous region and municipality level (31)
Post bureaus in provincial capitals and other big cities
Post bureaus at county level

Operations

  • Postal offices and branches: 82,116
  • Mail processing centers: 236
  • First and second class trunk route: 3.1 million kilometers
  • Transportation vehicles: 39,000
  • Aircraft: 3
  • Railway carriages: 73
  • Letter sorting machines: 155
  • Automatic parcel sorting machines: 209
  • Computerized postal offices: 20,000

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