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Soft Power Ministry Coming Soon Near You

The country’s media regulator – the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television – was set to merge with the Ministry of Culture to create a super cultural ministry to expand the scope of China’s ideological influence, a source familiar with the discussions told the South China Morning Post.

Both bodies are overseen by the State Council, and the merger is expected to be part of a sweeping structural overhaul of the Communist Party and state bureaucracy to be unveiled during the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Tuesday.


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In his Guerrilla Ideology column, David Bandurski cites an article by Chang Ping to help explain the 'media merger' now occurring in China:

Amazing, ‘Voice of China’ (厉害了,中国之声):

“The organizational structures of China Central Television (China Global Television Network), China National Radio and China Radio International are now eliminated. The original names are to be retained domestically, while externally they will now be all known under the name ‘Voice of China.'[中国之声]” This is a passage from the Chinese Communist Party document called Program for the Deepening Reform of Party and Government Organs..."

 Bruce Humes, March 25, 2018, 9:41p.m.


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