Compiled from the following sources:

Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

People's Daily Online


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 2/1/2018
Career Data Updated: 1/5/2015

PHOTO: Cai Mingzhao
Cai Mingzhao 蔡名照
Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee; Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Propaganda Department; Director, Information Office of the State Council, Central Office for Overseas Publicity and Ideological Work; President, Xinhua News Agency
Born: 1955

Biography

Cai Mingzhao, male, Han nationality, was born in 1955 in Rizhao, Shandong Province. He joined the PLA in 1970 and the CPC in 1974. He graduated from the Chinese language department of Nanjing Teachers University in 1983.

Cai, a specialist in science reporting, served in bureaus of the Xinhua News Agency in Jiangsu Province and Shandong Province before being appointed secretary-general of the Xinhua News Agency in 1993. He was appointed vice-president of the agency in 1998 and executive deputy editor-in-chief in 2000.

Cai has served as the Deputy Director of the State Council Information Office of the People's Republic of China and the Director of China International Publishing Group from 2001-2009. He is a member of 10th and 11th CPPCC National Committees and in 2009 became Deputy Director of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee.

Cai was member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and is now a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee. In May 2013 he became Deputy Director of the Propaganda Department of the CPC Central Committee and Director of CPC Central Office for Overseas Publicity and Ideological work (Information Office of State Council). He was named President of Xinhua News Agency in Dec. 2014.

Career Data

2017— Member, 19th CPC, Central Committee
2014— President, Xinhua News Agency
2013— Deputy Director, CPC, Central Committee, Propaganda Department
2013— Director, Information Office of the State Council, Central Office for Overseas Publicity and Ideological Work
2012—2013 Editor-in-Chief, People's Daily
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2009—2012 Deputy Director, 17th CPC, Central Committee, Propaganda Department
2008—2013 Member, 11th CPPCC, National Committee
2003—2008 Member, 10th CPPCC, National Committee
2001—2009 Deputy Director, Information Office of the State Council, Central Office for Overseas Publicity and Ideological Work
2001—2009 Deputy Director, Information Office of the State Council
2001—2009 Director, China International Publishing Group
2000—2001 Executive Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Xinhua News Agency
1998—2001 Vice-President, Xinhua News Agency
1993—1998 Secretary-General, Xinhua News Agency
1992—1993 Director, Xinhua News Agency, Shandong Bureau Shandong Province
1985—1992 Director, Xinhua News Agency, Jiangsu Bureau Jiangsu Province
1985—1992 Deputy Director, Xinhua News Agency, Jiangsu Bureau Jiangsu Province
1983 Graduate, Nanjing Teachers University, Chinese Language Department Jiangsu Province, Nanjing City
1978—1985 Correspondent, Xinhua News Agency, Jiangsu Bureau Jiangsu Province
1974 Joined, CPC
1970 Joined, PLA


Recent Travel & Appearances

19 Jan 17 Opening ceremony of China Fortune Media Group held in Beijing
25 Nov 16 Travelled to Chile, Santiago
Xinhua News Agency ready to deepen media cooperation with LatAm
05 Nov 16 President Xi congratulates Xinhua News Agency on 85th anniversary of founding
28 Oct 16 Xinhuanet debuts on Shanghai Stock Exchange
25 Oct 16 Was in Beijing Municipality and met with the following:
Stephen Adler (President and Editor-in-Chief of Reuters)
Xinhua president meets with Reuters' counterpart in Beijing
31 Aug 16 Travelled to and met with the following:
Adel Al-Toraifi (Saudi Arabia's Culture and Information Minister)
Xinhua News Agency ready to expand cooperation with Saudi media outlets
11 Jul 16 Was in Beijing Municipality
Xinhua, TBS vow to enhance cooperation
17 Jun 16 Travelled to Russia, St. Petersburg and met with the following:
Vladimir Putin (Russian President)
Putin confident in Russia-China all-round cooperation
17 Jun 16 Travelled to Russia, St. Petersburg and met with the following:
Vladimir Putin (Russian President)
Putin eyes EEU-China FTA amid regional consensus on Silk Road cooperation
17 Jun 16 Travelled to Russia, St. Petersburg and met with the following:
Vladimir Putin (Russian President)
Putin lauds SCO as attractive, authoritative int'l organization

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