Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People's Republic of China
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wénhuà hé lǚyóubù
|Formed||March 19, 2018|
|Parent agency||State Council|
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The Ministry of Culture and Tourism, abbreviated as MCT (simplified Chinese: 中华人民共和国文化和旅游部; traditional Chinese: 中華人民共和國文化和旅遊部; pinyin: Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Wénhuà hé lǚyóubù) is a ministry responsible for formulating cultural and tourism policies of Mainland China. Its headquarters are in Chaoyang District, Beijing. It was formed on 19 March 2018; its predecessors were the Ministry of Culture and China National Tourism Administration.
On March 19, 2018, the Government of the People's Republic of China announced that the Ministry of Culture and China National Tourism Administration have been merged to create the Ministry of Culture and Tourism at the first session of the 13th National People's Congress. That same day, Luo Shugang was elected Minister of Culture and Tourism.
In September 2020, China News Service reported that the Ministry of Culture and Tourism stated that it will focus on strengthening the content censorship and on-site supervision of talk shows, Xiangsheng, Pioneer drama, experimental drama and other language shows.
List of ministers
|No.||Name||Took office||Left office||Notes|
|1||Luo Shugang||19 March 2018||Incumbent|||
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