The State Council Information Office of China (SCIO) is an administrative office under China's State Council. Established in 1991, it is the chief information office of the Chinese government.

The major function of the SCIO is to propel domestic media further along the path of introducing China to the international community, including China's domestic and foreign policies, the development of the Chinese economy and society, as well as China's history, technology, education and culture. The SCIO also holds press conferences regarding major national policies, and provides books, magazines, films, television programs and other means of communication to introduce China to the world. The SCIO also helps foreign journalists to cover China, as well as carries out exchanges with governments and media outlets from across the globe. Besides, the SCIO encourages Chinese media to cover international news to help the Chinese public learn about the economic, technological, and cultural issues in the world.

The mission of the SCIO is to promote the communication, understanding and trust between China and countries across the world.

Xu Lin

Xu Lin (徐麟) is a deputy head of the Publicity Department of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and the minister of the State Council Information Office of China.

Xu was born in June 1963 and is from Shanghai. He joined the CPC in September 1982. He has an MBA degree.

He worked in Shanghai until June 2015, with a stint in Tibet Autonomous Region from May 1995 to May 1998.

He held the positions as deputy head of the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs and vice minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China from June 2015 to June 2016.

He headed the Office of the Central Leading Group for Cyberspace Affairs from June 2016 to April 2018.

He served as head of the Office of the Central Cyberspace Affairs Commission from April 2018 to July 2018.

He was the minister of the Cyberspace Administration of China from June 2016 to July 2018.

He has been a deputy head of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee since June 2016.

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Guo Weimin

Guo Weimin (郭卫民) is the vice minister of the State Council Information Office of China (SCIO).

Guo was born in Shanghai in October 1958. He began his first job in Shanghai in 1976 and joined the Communist Party of China in October 1980. He graduated from Renmin University with a master's degree in law in 1989.

He served in the People's Liberation Army from 1976 to 1981 before working at the Shanghai Municipal Finance Bureau until August 1982. He worked at the National People's Congress Foreign Affairs Committee from 1989 to 1996. He has worked at the SCIO since 1996, with a stint in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from 1998 to 2001. He was the spokesperson of the SCIO from 2012 to 2015.

He has been the vice minister of the SCIO since June 2015.

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