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Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国
工业和信息化部
Agency overview
Formed March 2008
Dissolved Ministry of Information Industry
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Li Yizhong
Parent agency State Council
Child agency China Post
Website
http://www.miit.gov.cn/

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (Chinese: 工业和信息化部pinyin: Gōngyè Xìnxī Huà Bù), established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People's Republic of China responsible for regulation and development of the postal service, Internet, wireless, broadcasting, communications, production of electronic and information goods, software industry and the promotion of the national knowledge economy.[1]

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is not responsible for the regulation of content for the media industry. This is administered by the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television.[2] The responsibility for regulating the non electronic communications industry in China falls on the General Administration of Press and Publication.[3]

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History

The state council announced during the 2008 National People's Congress that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology[4] will supersede the Ministry of Information Industry. The new ministry will also include the former Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence, the State Council Informatization Office and the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau.[5]

List of Ministers

(Until 2008, Ministers of Information Industry)

  1. Wu Jichuan (吴基传): 1998-2003
  2. Wang Xudong (王旭东): 2003-2008
  3. Li Yizhong (李毅中): 2008-Incumbent

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