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Publicity Department of the Chinese Communist Party

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The Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, also known as the Propaganda Department or Central Propaganda Department, is an internal division of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in charge of spreading its ideology, media regulation, as well as creation and dissemination of propaganda.[1][2][3] The department is also one of the main entities that enforces media censorship and control in the People's Republic of China.[2][4]

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Publicity Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
中国共产党中央委员会宣传部
AbbreviationZhongxuanbu (中宣部)
FormationMay 1924; 99 years ago (1924-05)
TypeDepartment directly reporting to the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
Headquarters5 Chang'an Avenue, Xicheng District, Beijing
Coordinates39°55′26″N 116°23′55″E
Head
Li Shulei
Executive deputy head
Hu Heping
Deputy heads
Shen Haixiong*, Zhuang Rongwen*, Cao Shumin*, Sun Yeli*, Zhang Jianchun, Wang Gang
Parent organization
Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party
SubsidiariesNational Radio and Television Administration
China International Communications Group
*Maintains full minister-level rank
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Quick facts: CCP Central Publicity Department (common abb...
CCP Central Publicity Department
(common abbreviation)
Simplified Chinese中共中央宣传部
Traditional Chinese中共中央宣傳部
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It was founded in May 1924, and was suspended during the Cultural Revolution, until it was restored in October 1977.[5] In 2018, the newly created National Radio and Television Administration was put under its control.[4][6] The department is a key organ in the CCP's propaganda system, and its inner operations are highly secretive.[1][7]

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