Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

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Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China
中华人民共和国工业和信息化部
Zhōnghuá Rénmín Gònghéguó Gōngyè Hé Xìnxīhuàbù
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Agency overview
FormedMarch 2008; 14 years ago (2008-03)
Superseding agency
  • Ministry of Information Industry
JurisdictionGovernment of China
HeadquartersBeijing
Minister responsible
Parent agencyState Council
Child agency
Websitemiit.gov.cn
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
Simplified Chinese中华人民共和国工业和信息化部
Traditional Chinese中華人民共和國工業和信息化部

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology is the sixth-ranked executive department of the State Council of the People's Republic of China that is 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[edit]

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 (MII).

In 2013, the ministry's 'Made in China 2025' plan was approved by the State Council. It took over two years to complete by one hundred and fifty people. The plan's aim is to improve production efficiency and quality.[5]

Organization[edit]

The ministry includes the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the State Council Informatization Office and the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau.[6]

The MIIT was historically responsible for the nation's tobacco control, but this task was assigned to the National Health Commission as part of a large-scale government reform in 2018.[7]

Under the arrangement "one institution with two names", the MIIT reserves the external brands of the China National Space Administration and the China Atomic Energy Authority.

Officials[edit]

List of ministers[edit]

No. Name Took office Left office
Minister of Information Industry
1 Wu Jichuan 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 December 2010 August 2020
5 Xiao Yaqing August 2020 September 2022
6 Jin Zhuanglong September 2022 Incumbent

List of party secretaries[edit]

No. Name Took office Left office
Ministry of Industry and Information Technology
1 Li Yizhong March 2008 December 2010
2 Miao Wei December 2010 July 2020
3 Xiao Yaqing July 2020 July 2022
4 Jin Zhuanglong July 2022 Incumbent

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ PRC Govt Website, http://www.gov.cn/english//2005-10/02/content_74176.htm, Accessed Sept 2, 2007
  2. ^ "国家广播电影电视总局". Archived from the original on 2011-01-23. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  3. ^ "01". Archived from the original on 2006-01-10. Retrieved 2007-09-02.
  4. ^ "工业和信息化部英文译名确定 新网站将上线_科技频道_新华网". news.xinhuanet.com. Archived from the original on 2008-07-05.
  5. ^ "Made in China 2025". Center for Strategic and International Studies. Retrieved 2015-07-14.
  6. ^ "Beijing opens green super-ministry | The Australian". Archived from the original on 2009-08-27. Retrieved 2008-03-22.
  7. ^ "China's ministry in charge of tobacco control had ties to the industry. Not anymore". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-03-16.

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