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Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Ministry of Industry
and Information Technology

Gōngyè Hé Xìnxīhuàbù
Agency overview
Formed March 2008
Superseding agency Ministry of Information Industry
Jurisdiction  China
Headquarters Beijing
Minister responsible Miao Wei
Parent agency State Council
Child agency China Post

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the Chinese government, 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]


  • History 1
  • List of Information Ministers 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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 Defense, the State Council Informatization Office and the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau.[5]

List of Information Ministers

Name Took office Left office
Minister of Information Industry
1 Wu Jichuan (吴基传) March 1998 March 2003
2 Wang Xudong March 2003 March 2008
Minister of Industry and Information Technology
3 Li Yizhong March 2008 December 2010
4 Miao Wei (苗圩) December 2010 Incumbent

See also


  1. ^ PRC Govt Website, Accessed Sept 2, 2007
  2. ^ 国家广播电影电视总局
  3. ^
  4. ^
  5. ^ Beijing opens green super-ministry | The Australian

External links

  • Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Official Website
  • China Information Industry website
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