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.

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 work in 1976 and joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in October 1980. He graduated from Renmin University with a master's degree.

He worked in Shanghai and served the People's Liberation Army before working at the National People's Congress Foreign Affairs Committee from 1989 to 1996. He began work at the State Council Information Office since 1996, with a three-year stint in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region from 1988 to 2001. He was the spokesperson of the State Council Information Office from 2012 to 2015.

He has been the vice minister of the State Council Information Office of China since June 2015.

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