Advancing the party committee spokesperson system will be a major task for the development of a systematic press release system in 2010, said Wang Chen, director of the State Council Information Office.
“To establish the party committee spokesperson system” was mentioned for the first time in the “Decision” of the Fourth Plenary Session of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China. Party committees, from the local level to the central committees, should increase the release of information, using press releases, media interviews, and other approaches to publish information about party activities.
As of now, several local party committees including Changsha City, Hunan Province, Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, and central committees including the Central Discipline Inspection Commission, the Department of Organization, and the Department of United Front Work have already established a spokesperson system.
Source: Xinhua, December 29, 2009