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Internet regulator restructured


China restructured several government ministries in March this year, including Internet and telcom regulator MII which merged with other government organs including the National Defence Science and Technology Commission and was renamed MIIT.

MIIT is supposed to direct the upgrading of technologies among the nation’s industries,
encourage innovation and promote electronic communications and high technology

Marbridge Daily has published a translation of an MIIT document about its own internal restructuring:

MIIT Announces Organizational Structure

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced its new internal departmental structure. In total, the new ministry is made up of 24 departments and bureaus, including 4 that are entirely related to the communications industry, and another 4 dealing with the electronics and information industries.

Several departmental heads from the former Ministry of Information Industry have retained their positions under the new ministry, including Wen Ku, who remains as director of the Department of Science and Technology and Zhang Shengli, who remains as director of the Radio Administration Bureau.

Other changes of note include that home appliances now fall under the responsibility of the Department of Consumer Products, whereas previously home appliances such as televisions were governed by the Department of Electronic Products.

See Marbridge Daily for a list of the 24 departments and bureaus of the new MIIT.

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