CHINA SCIO

ABOUT SCIO

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.

Sun Yeli

Sun Yeli, male, Han ethnicity, was born in December 1964. He received a graduate education. He holds a Master of Arts degree in history and a professional title of senior editor. He is a member of the Communist Party of China (CPC).

Sun is deputy director of the Publicity Department of the CPC Central Committee, minister of the State Council Information Office of China, secretary of the Leading Party Members Group of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, and minister of culture and tourism. He is a member of the Standing Committee of the 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference.