Ministry of Industry and Information Technology

Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) of the Chinese government, established in March 2008, is the state agency of the People's Republic of China 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 MIIT was also responsible for the nation's tobacco control, but this task will be assigned to a new health commission to be established as part of a broad governmental reshuffle.[2]

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
Logo of MIIT
Agency overview
FormedMarch 2008
Superseding agency
  • Ministry of Information Industry
Jurisdiction China
HeadquartersBeijing
Minister responsible
Parent agencyState Council
Child agencies
Websitewww.miit.gov.cn

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.[3] The responsibility for regulating the non-electronic communications industry in China falls on the General Administration of Press and Publication.[4]

History

The state council announced during the 2008 National People's Congress that the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology[5] will supersede the Ministry of Information Industry. The new ministry will also include the former Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, the State Council Informatization Office and the State Tobacco Monopoly Bureau.[6]

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.[7]

List of Information Ministers

NameTook officeLeft office
Minister of Information Industry
1Wu Jichuan (吴基传)March 1998March 2003
2Wang XudongMarch 2003March 2008
Minister of Industry and Information Technology
3Li YizhongMarch 2008December 2010
4Miao Wei (苗圩)December 2010Incumbent

See also

References

  1. PRC Govt Website, http://www.gov.cn/english//2005-10/02/content_74176.htm, Accessed Sept 2, 2007
  2. "China's ministry in charge of tobacco control had ties to the industry. Not anymore". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-03-16.
  3. 国家广播电影电视总局
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-01-10. Retrieved 2007-09-02.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. http://news.xinhuanet.com/tech/2008-06/27/content_8450738.htm
  6. Beijing opens green super-ministry | The Australian
  7. "Made in China 202". Center for Strategic and International Studies. Retrieved 2015-07-14.
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