Cai Mingzhao

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Cai Mingzhao
蔡名照
Cai Mingzhao - 2016 (cropped).jpg
Cai Mingzhao in 2016
Deputy Director of the Education, Science, Health and Sports Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference
Assumed office
11 November 2020
DirectorYuan Guiren
President and Party Branch Secretary of the Xinhua News Agency
In office
December 2014 – October 2020
Preceded byLi Congjun
Succeeded byHe Ping
Director of the Central Office of Foreign Propaganda
In office
May 2013 – December 2014
Preceded byWang Chen
Succeeded byJiang Jianguo
Deputy Head of the Publicity Department of the Central Committee
In office
May 2013 – December 2014
Preceded byWang Chen
Succeeded byJiang Jianguo
Director of the State Council Information Office
In office
March 2013 – December 2014
Preceded byWang Chen
Succeeded byJiang Jianguo
Chief Editor of the People's Daily
In office
November 2012 – April 2013
Preceded byWu Hengquan
Succeeded byYang Zhenwu
Personal details
Born (1955-06-16) 16 June 1955 (age 66)
Rizhao, Shandong, China
Political partyCommunist Party of China
Alma materNanjing Normal University

Cai Mingzhao (Chinese: 蔡名照; pinyin: Cài Míngzhào; born 16 June 1955) is a Chinese politician and journalist. 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]

Biography[edit]

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] On November 11, 2020, he was appointed deputy director of the Education, Science, Health and Sports Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.[4]

Cai is a member of the 18th and 19th Central Committees of the Communist Party of China.[3][5]

References[edit]

  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. ^ 人民日报社、新华社原社长的新职务. qq.com (in Chinese). 11 November 2020. Retrieved 14 November 2020.
  5. ^ "List of members of the 19th CPC Central Committee". Xinhua News Agency. Retrieved 2018-07-24.
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2013-2014
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Director of the Central Office of Foreign Propaganda
2013-2014
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Party Branch Secretary of Xinhua News Agency
2014-2020
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Director of the State Council Information Office
2013-2014
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President of Xinhua News Agency
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