Ministry of Transport of the People's Republic of China

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Ministry of Transport

交通运输部
Jiāotōng Yùnshūbù
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Agency overview
Preceding agencies Ministry of Communications
Civil Aviation Administration
State Postal Bureau
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executive Yang Chuantang, Minister of Transport
Parent agency State Council
Website http://www.mot.gov.cn/

The Ministry of Transport (MOT) of the Government of the People's Republic of China is an agency responsible for railway, road, air and water transportation regulations. Before March 2013, it was not in charge of the conventional railway transportation, which was administrated by the Ministry of Railways. It is a member of the State Council of the People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

In early March 2008, The 2008 National People's Congress announced the creation of the super ministry for road, air and water transport. The Ministry of Communications, Civil Aviation Administration and the State Postal Bureau are merged into the new Ministry of Transportation of the People's Republic of China. This excluded rail transport which was administered solely by the Ministry of Railways until March 2013.[1]

The Ministry of Transport has several agencies reporting to it. They are the:

English name[edit]

Despite the English name of its predecessor, the Ministry of Communications (MOC), the Ministry is not responsible for non-transport communications such as telecommunications, broadcasting, radio frequency and spectrum licenses or broadband communications (Internet). This ministry is in fact "the ministry of transportation" and its Chinese name "Jiāotōng Bù" is also literally "the ministry of transportation". Its English name is inherited from previous Chinese governments. During the Qing and Republic of China periods, this ministry was in charge of postal, transportation and telegraphy services. During the People's Republic of China period, however, the administration of postal and telegraphy services were passed to other ministries and only the road and water transportation administrations were kept and its English name remained unchanged for historical reasons.

List of Ministers[edit]

Name Took office Left office
1 Zhang Bojun September 1954 January 1958
2 Wang Shoudao (王首道) January 1958 July 1964
3 Sun Daguang (孙大光) July 1964 January 1975
4 Ye Fei January 1975 February 1979
5 Zeng Sheng (曾生) February 1979 March 1981
6 Peng Deqing (彭德清) March 1981 May 1982
7 Li Qing (李清) May 1982 July 1984
8 Qian Yongchang (钱永昌) July 1984 March 1991
9 Huang Zhendong (黄镇东) March 1991 October 2002
10 Zhang Chunxian October 2002 December 2005
11 Li Shenglin December 2005 July 2012
12 Yang Chuantang August 2012 Incumbent

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