Cai Mingzhao

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Cai Mingzhao
President of the Xinhua News Agency
Assumed office
December 2014
Preceded by Li Congjun
Director of the State Council Information Office
In office
April 2013 – December 2014
Preceded by Wang Chen
Succeeded by Jiang Jianguo
Personal details
Born June 1955 (age 63)
Rizhao, Shandong
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.[1] 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.[2][3]

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.[2]

Cai is a member of the 18th and 19th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Cai Mingzhao to head Xinhua news agency as China focuses on party ideology in media". South China Morning Post. 31 December 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Cai Mingzhao". China Vitae. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  3. ^ a b 蔡名照 [Cai Mingzhao] (in Chinese). Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2015-01-08.
  4. ^ "List of members of the 19th CPC Central Committee". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2018-07-24.