|President of the Xinhua News Agency|
Assumed office |
|Preceded by||Li Congjun|
|Director of the State Council Information Office|
April 2013 – December 2014
|Preceded by||Wang Chen|
|Succeeded by||Jiang Jianguo|
June 1955 (age 63)|
|Political party||Communist Party of China|
|Alma mater||Nanjing Normal University|
Cai Mingzhao (Chinese: 蔡名照; born June 1955) is a Chinese journalist and politician. He was appointed President of the Xinhua News Agency in December 2014, succeeding Li Congjun, who had retired. Cai formerly served as deputy director of the State Council Information Office from 2001 to 2009, Editor-in-Chief of the People's Daily from September 2012 to April 2013, and director of the State Council Information Office from April 2013 to December 2014.
Cai was born in June 1955 in Rizhao, Shandong province. He joined the People's Liberation Army in 1970, and the Communist Party of China in 1974. He graduated from Nanjing Normal University in 1983, majoring in Chinese. He worked for the Xinhua News Agency, specializing in science reporting.
- "Cai Mingzhao to head Xinhua news agency as China focuses on party ideology in media". South China Morning Post. 31 December 2014.
- 蔡名照 [Cai Mingzhao] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
- "List of members of the 19th CPC Central Committee". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2018-07-24.